Some people rely on Social Security Income or Social Security Disability Insurance as a main source of income, but would like to start working again, or for the first time.
A program called Ticket to Work will support those on SSI or SSDI that would like to work towards financial stability on their own. Visit www.ssa.gov/work or call the helpline at 1-866-968-7842 or 1-866-833-2967 on weekdays between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.
Ticket to Work is a voluntary program.
There is also a program called Plan for Achieving Self-Support, or PASS, that helps manage finances and benefits. PASS bases someone’s SSI on their eligibility, income, and assets and lets someone with a disability set money aside to reach a goal. The overall goal is to reduce or eliminate a person’s need for SSI or SSDI.
PASS must be written and approved in order to complete the program.
To learn more about PASS click here.
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