Some individuals receiving Social Security Disability benefits wish to return to work and support themselves and their families through meaningful employment at some point in the future. Through programs such as Ticket to Work, the Social Security Administration assists disabled individuals in obtaining employment.
The Ticket to Work program is a volunteer initiative that assists disadvantaged individuals in achieving financial self-sufficiency. Ticket to Work provides specialized services such as vocational rehabilitation, career counseling, and job training and placement to Social Security Disability recipients. These services are provided by government-run agencies.
If you choose to participate in the Ticket to Work program, you must complete SSA Form 1365 with a representative from the agency with which you are collaborating. The information on this form will assist the SSA in determining the type of job or career you are seeking and your vocational objectives. Once this form is submitted, the State Vocational Rehabilitation Agency with which you are collaborating can assist you in pursuing your employment aspirations.
Your Social Security Disability benefits are not jeopardized while you are enrolled in the Ticket to Work program. Participating in the Ticket to Work program does not indicate that the Social Security Administration will determine that you are no longer disabled or that your Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income benefits will be terminated. Indeed, medical reviews will be suspended while a Social Security Disability recipient is enrolled in the Social Security Administration’s Ticket to Work program.