The goal of the Social Security Disability program is to provide disabled workers with the income they need to support themselves and their families while they cannot work. One way the Social Security Administration is achieving this goal is through their Ticket To Work program.
The program is available to anyone between the ages of 18- and 64-years-old and receives disability benefits. Those who participate in the program are eligible to receive vocational training and rehabilitation, as well as contacts in a network of employers who can help find suitable work.
The Daily Herald recently reported one success story from the Ticket To Work program. The piece explained a man was working 60 hours per week as part of his duties in three different positions. But he became morbidly obese over time, which led to numerous health conditions that prevented him from working.
He was granted Social Security Disability benefits. During his time receiving those benefits, he lost hundreds of pounds and continued his education. When he was ruled as able to work again, the Social Security Administration’s team was able to help him find employment.
The man’s main concern, like many other disability recipients, was that he would lose his disability benefits when he began to work. This is often a myth, as the program is designed to slowly reintroduce disabled workers back into the workforce by not cutting off benefits immediately.
The Social Security Disability lawyers with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin understand that considering participation in the Ticket To Work program can raise many questions for disability recipients. So, call us today to discuss your concerns if you need assistance with a disability claim.
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