The Social Security Administration determines disability on the basis of a comprehensive medical record review. Individuals who are receiving disability benefits and wish to return to work one day can consider the Ticket to Work Program provided by the Social Security Administration. This program is open to people between the ages of 18 and 64, and offers them the services that they need to get back to their job or increase their income. It is also available to beneficiaries wanting to work for the first time. The objective of the program is to enable people to become financially independent by getting back to a convenient workplace. Beneficiaries with disabilities are provided access to meaningful employment with the support of Ticket to Work employment service providers or employment networks. These employment networks comprise government agencies as well as private organizations.
The program allows an individual to secure rehabilitative and vocational support services. There are diverse employment networks available and choosing the one that is right for each individual is very important. A social security disability attorney can help those considering this program with good legal advice. After the employment network is chosen, the next step is developing a plan that will help the individual meet his/her employment objectives. People participating in the Ticket to Work Program and are meeting their benchmarks will not have their medical conditions reviewed to determine eligibility.
Let us look at the benefits of opting for this program as per SSA.
- Beneficiaries can get the support they need to search for work options without losing their existing benefits.
- They can return to benefits in case they have to stop working.
- Continue to receive healthcare benefits such as Medicare and Medicaid.
- Needn’t undergo a continuing disability review while using the program and making the required progress with educational or work goals.
The program enables participants to receive services such as vocational rehabilitation, career counseling, and job placement and training from authorized Ticket to Work service providers.