Finding Help on the Path to Work Mar 15, 2018 As you start on your path to employment and financial independence, you may be wondering where to turn for support to build your resume, practice interview skills and search for jobs. Social Security’s Ticket to Work (Ticket) program may offer the services you need. The Ticket program offers free employment support services for job seekers ages 18 through 64 who receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI). From skill building and resume writing to benefits counseling and ongoing supports, Ticket program service providers may help you identify your work goals and offer you the support you need to achieve them. Let’s look at ways to find a service provider! Call the Ticket to Work Help Line Many people tell us that they have questions about how Social Security disability benefits are affected by returning to work or working for the first time. The Ticket program’s trained… Read More > SSA Blog Post: Finding Help on the Path to Work
What Can YOU Do? The Campaign for Disability Employment Mar 12, 2018 By the Campaign for Disability Employment Team Every day, people with disabilities can and do make important contributions to America’s businesses and communities — people like you, and people like Pat, Elizabeth and Denyse, to name just a few. Pat, who’s been blind since birth, works as a senior adviser at a Federal Government agency, where he helps states and municipalities run their elections. Elizabeth is a former teacher and current peer educator who uses a wheelchair as a result of an illness. And Denyse is a senior human resources manager at a global consulting firm — and a U.S. Army veteran who experiences post-traumatic stress disorder. For all of these individuals — and most of us in general — work is fundamental to who we are. It offers purpose and the opportunity to lead an independent, self-directed life. And it means so much more than a paycheck.… Read More > SSA Blog Post: What Can YOU Do? The Campaign for Disability Employment
Achieving Financial Independence with Ticket to Work and an ABLE Account Wednesday, March 21, 2018 3 – 4:30 p.m. ET Are you age 18-64? Do you receive Social Security disability benefits (SSI or SSDI) and want to earn more money through work? The Ticket to Work (Ticket) program can provide the support you need! Join us on March 21, 2018, for the next WISE webinar. We will be presenting information on Social Security programs and rules that may apply to you. Attend to find out more about: How ABLE accounts may help certain people with disabilities and their families save for the future while protecting eligibility for public benefits 2018 updates to ABLE programs that may help you save more How an ABLE account and Social Security’s Ticket to Work program can help you achieve financial independence through work Register online at choosework.ssa.gov/wise or call 866-968-7842 or 866-833-2967 (TTY). You will receive a registration confirmation message with instructions on how to log… Read More > SSA WISE Webinar: “Achieving Financial Independence with Ticket to Work and an ABLE Account”
Attending a College Fair Mar 6, 2018 If you’re a young adult who’s ready to graduate from high school, you may be thinking about going to college. If you’re not sure where you’d like to apply, a college fair may help you set goals and make decisions. Similar to a career fair, a college fair offers you the opportunity to learn about many different colleges and universities and ask questions about campus life, academics and accessibility. Admissions representatives are there to talk with you one-on-one, answer your questions, and offer you an idea of what you can expect from the college where they work. Today, we’re sharing some advice on how to make the most of a college fair. Where to find college fairs College fairs are held throughout the year, but many take place in the spring and fall. To find and attend one near you, check out: National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC): In addition to offering… Read More > SSA Blog Post: Considering College? Attend a College Fair!