Curious about employment opportunities for people who receive Social Security disability benefits (SSI/SSDI)? Our monthly Work Incentives Seminar Event (WISE) webinars are available on demand to help you learn more. Discover programs, resources and information while learning about how Social Security's Ticket to Work program can help eligible people with disabilities on their path to employment.

WISE On Demand

Our free, monthly WISE webinars provide information you can use on your path to financial independence through work. Discover programs, resources and information while learning about how Social Security's Ticket to Work program can help. Learn more and register today for this month's webinar!

 


Ticket to Work and Mental Health (June 24, 2020)

Work offers you the opportunity to use your skills and talents, while new accomplishments boost your self-confidence. Looking for work can be challenging. We're here to help.

The June WISE webinar had some helpful information on how to stay organized and focused during your job search and tips for succeeding once you're on the job.

We learned about:

  • How a positive work environment can boost your mental health
  • Tips for managing stress while you're looking for work or are on the job
  • How Social Security's Ticket to Work (Ticket) program and Ticket program service providers can help you along the way

Moderator:

  • Sarah Hyland, Ticket to Work Moderator

Presenter:

  • Raymond A. Cebula, III, J.D., Cornell University

Materials:

  • Presentation (PDF) (DOC)
  • Transcript (TXT)
  • Video:
select arrow to go back to top

Working from Home with Ticket to Work (May 27, 2020)

Want to work from home? The May webinar is a great resource to help you decide if working from home is right for you. If you’re job searching and have questions about employment opportunities, a Ticket to Work service provider can help!

We learned about:

  • How the Ticket to Work (Ticket) program can support your goal of working from home
  • Advice for succeeding on the job at home
  • How to connect with Ticket program service providers

Moderator:

  • Sarah Hyland, Ticket to Work Moderator

Presenters:

  • Raymond A. Cebula, III, J.D., Cornell University
  • Paula Vieillet, Employment Options, Inc.
  • Lori Adler, Employment Options, Inc.

Materials:

  • Presentation (PDF) (DOC)
  • Transcript (TXT)
  • Video:
select arrow to go back to top

Support on Your Journey to Employment (April 22, 2020)

Looking for work and have questions about disability employment opportunities? The April WISE webinar can give you free resources that can help you throughout your employment journey. During the webinar, we discussed how Ticket to Work can support you on your path to work.

We discussed:

  • How the Ticket program can help you as you look for work
  • Free job search resources
  • How to connect with service providers who offer employment support

Moderator:

  • Sarah Hyland, Ticket to Work Moderator

Presenters:

  • Raymond A. Cebula, III, J.D., Cornell University

Materials:

  • Presentation (PDF) (DOC)
  • Transcript (TXT)
  • Video:
select arrow to go back to top

Expanding Your Job Search with Ticket to Work (March 25, 2020)

Are you looking for work? Do you have questions about disability employment? Reviewing the March WISE Webinar will help you enhance your job search and learn more about hiring initiatives specifically for jobseekers with disabilities. We discussed apprenticeships, working for the federal government, and how Ticket to Work can help you find a job.

We learned about:

  • How federal hiring initiatives for people with disabilities, such as Section 503 and Schedule A Hiring, can help you in your job search
  • How to determine if an apprenticeship is right for you
  • Job search resources and how the Ticket program can help you find a job

Moderator:

  • Sarah Hyland, Ticket to Work Moderator

Presenters:

  • Raymond A. Cebula, III, J.D., Cornell University

Materials:

  • Transcript (TXT)
  • Presentation (PDF) (DOC)
  • Video:
select arrow to go back to top

Choosing a Service Provider That's Right For You (February 26, 2020)

During the February WISE webinar, we talked about the different types of service providers that can help you start on the path to work.

You don't have to pursue the path to financial independence through work alone. With free services and support from a Ticket to Work service provider, you can get help as you make the decision to work, look for a job, and successfully transition to the workplace.

We discovered the answers to questions like:

  • What types of services and supports are available to me as I pursue my work goals?
  • How do I choose the Ticket program service provider that’s right for me?
  • How can I connect with a service provider?
  • Where can I learn more about how working and earning income will affect my Social Security disability benefits?

Moderator:

  • Stacey Plizga, Ticket Program Manager

Presenters:

  • Raymond A. Cebula, III, J.D., Cornell University

Materials:

  • Transcript (TXT)
  • Presentation (PDF) (DOC)
  • Video:
select arrow to go back to top

Debunking the Three Biggest Myths About Disability Benefits and Work (January 22, 2020)

January's webinar provided the facts about Social Security disability benefits and work. We debunked myths and shared important information to help you as you make the decision to work, look for a job, and successfully transition to work.

We discovered the answers to questions like:

  • Where can I learn more about how working and earning income will affect my Social Security disability benefits?
  • What types of services and job supports are available to help me transition to the workplace and work towards my career goals?
  • How can I connect with a Ticket program service provider?

Moderator:

  • Sarah Hyland, Ticket to Work Moderator

Presenter:

  • Raymond A. Cebula, III, J.D., Cornell University

Materials:

  • Transcript (TXT)
  • Presentation (PDF) (DOC)
  • Video:
select arrow to go back to top

Career Preparation for College Students with Disabilities (December 18, 2019)

During December's webinar we found out how Ticket to Work and other Work Incentives can help college students with disabilities prepare to enter the workforce and develop successful careers. With free services and support from a Ticket to Work service provider, you can find help as you make the decision to work, look for a job, and successfully transition to work.

We discovered the answers to questions like:

  • What types of services and job supports are available to help me transition to the workplace and work towards my career goals?
  • How can I connect with a Ticket program service provider?
  • Where can I learn more about how working and earning income will affect my Social Security disability benefits or Supplemental Security Income?

Moderator:

  • Sarah Hyland, Ticket to Work Moderator

Presenter:

  • Raymond A. Cebula, III, J.D., Cornell University

Materials:

  • Presentation (PDF) (DOC)
  • Transcript (TXT)
  • Video:
select arrow to go back to top

Ticket to Work and Employment Supports for Veterans (November 20, 2019)

During November's webinar, we found out how Ticket to Work (Ticket) resources can help veterans with disabilities prepare for successful post-service careers. We discussed the free support and services that are available through the Ticket program's network of approved providers, as you make the decision to return to work, look for a job, and successfully transition to civilian employment.

We discovered the answers to questions like:

  • What types of services and job supports are available to help me re-enter the workforce?
  • How can I connect with a Ticket program service provider?
  • Where can I learn more about how working and earning income will affect my Social Security disability benefits?

Moderator:

  • Sarah Hyland, Ticket to Work Moderator

Presenters:

  • Raymond A. Cebula, III, J.D., Cornell University
  • Sheriene Knox, Operation: Job Ready Veterans

Materials:

  • Presentation (PDF) (DOC)
  • Transcript (TXT)
  • Video:
select arrow to go back to top

Putting it Together: Choosing a Service Provider That's Right for You (October 23, 2019)

This month, we discussed the free services and supports available through Ticket to Work service providers. We learned more about how to get the help you need to make the decision to work, look for a job, and successfully transition to the workplace.

We discovered the answers to questions like:

  • What types of services and supports are available to me as I pursue my work goals?
  • How can I connect with a Ticket to Work service provider?
  • How will working and earning income affect my Social Security disability benefits?

This webinar was part of a series of webinars that examine and discuss many of the puzzle pieces (the resources, supports and services) that can help beneficiaries identify, pursue and reach their career goals.

Moderator:

  • Sarah Hyland, Ticket to Work Moderator

Presenter:

  • David Leon, Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services

Materials:

  • Presentation (PDF) (DOC)
  • Transcript (TXT)
  • Video:
select arrow to go back to top

Putting it Together: Healthcare and the Path to Employment (September 25, 2019)

This month, we discussed the myths and facts about healthcare, work, and earnings. We learned more about how employment affects Medicare and Medicaid benefits and how Ticket to Work and other Social Security resources can help you succeed on the path to financial independence.

We discovered the answers to questions like:

  • How do earnings from work affect my benefits, including Medicare or Medicaid?
  • How do work incentives help me continue to receive medical benefits when I start working?
  • How can a benefits counselor help me on my journey to work?

This webinar was part of a series of webinars that examine and discuss many of the puzzle pieces (the resources, supports, and services) that can help beneficiaries identify, pursue, and reach their career goals.

Moderator:

  • Sarah Hyland, Ticket to Work Moderator

Presenters:

  • Keri Herrington, Granite State Independent Living (GSIL)
  • Ashley Palma, Granite State Independent Living (GSIL)

Materials:

  • Presentation (PDF) (DOC)
  • Transcript (TXT)
  • Video:
select arrow to go back to top

Putting it Together: Ticket to Work's Resume and Interview Tips (August 28, 2019)

This month, we discussed real-world advice for building your resume and landing an interview. We shared tips on addressing gaps in employment and discussing disabilities with an employer. These tips and tools, along with other Ticket to Work resources, can help you succeed on the path to financial independence through work.

We discovered the answers to questions like:

  • How do I organize and write a resume that will impress a potential employer?
  • How can I showcase my skills to feel more confident during a job interview?
  • How can a Ticket to Work service provider help me on my path to work?

This webinar is the third in a series of webinars that discusses many of the puzzle pieces (the resources, supports and services) that can help you identify, pursue and reach your career goals.

Moderator:

  • Sarah Hyland, Ticket to Work Moderator

Presenters:

  • Lisa Brown Jordan, Human Solutions

Materials:

  • Presentation (PDF) (DOC)
  • Transcript (TXT)
  • Video:
select arrow to go back to top

Putting it Together: Reasonable Accommodations and the Path to Employment (July 24, 2019)

During this month's webinar, we welcomed special guests from the Job Accommodation Network (JAN), who talked about how reasonable accommodations can help you on the path to financial independence through work.

Attendees discovered answers to questions like:

  • What is the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)?
  • What do the ADA and reasonable accommodations mean for my employment opportunities?
  • How can a Ticket to Work service provider help me with reasonable accommodations?

This webinar is the second in a series of webinars that discusses many of the puzzle pieces (the resources, supports and services) that can help you identify, pursue and reach your career goals.

Moderator:

  • Stacey Plizga, Ticket to Work Moderator

Presenters:

  • Brittany Lambert, Job Accommodations Network (JAN)
  • Sarah Small, Job Accommodations Network (JAN)
  • Jennifer Tanney, Center for Excellence in Disabilities (CED) West Virginia University (WIPA)

Materials:

  • Presentation (PDF) (DOC)
  • Transcript (TXT)
  • Video:
select arrow to go back to top

For more information on Ticket to Work & Work Incentives, visit www.ssa.gov/work, email us at support@choosework.ssa.gov, or call the Ticket to Work Help Line at 1-866-968-7842 or 1-866-968-7842 (TDD/TTY).