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Understanding Social Security’s Ticket to Work program

On Behalf of | Jun 21, 2018 | Social Security Disability

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is an important government benefit that many Americans rely on when they lose their ability to work due to crippling and life-altering disabilities. Oklahoma residents who receive SSDI understand its critical role in the lives of men and women who cannot get out and make enough money on which to survive. A person can receive SSDI for their entire life if they qualify, though some individuals look for ways to regain some of their autonomy and find placements in the work force.

The Social Security Administration fosters this desire through the Ticket to Work program. Adults who receive disability benefits may utilize it, and through the Ticket to Work program a person may receive access to extra support services to find or maintain employment. These individuals may continue to receive disability benefits while enrolled in the program as they work to reduce their dependence on the support that they receive from the government.

If a person attempts to use the Ticket to Work program to find a job and discovers that they are not able, even with support, to work to support themselves, then they do not sacrifice their rights to receive SSDI upon exiting the program. The Ticket to Work program is voluntary and does not penalize those who wish to try it.

Not all individuals are able to consider returning to the workforce, but some who receive SSDI want to do what they can to get back to self-sufficiency. The Ticket to Work program may offer some Oklahoma residents the support they need to find work, keep their jobs, and become more self-reliant. Those who have questions about SSDI and/or the Ticket to Work program can reach out to an attorney who is experienced in this area of the law.