I’m pleased to announce the redesigned Ticket to Work website! The new portal, www.socialsecurity.gov/work, is your entry point to program information, resources and news about our employment support programs.
We provide many ways to connect with the Ticket to Work program! People who receive Social Security disability benefits and want to work, or are already working, can find the following resources on the site:
- Real Success Stories from people who used their Ticket to go to work and improve their life.
- A Find Help tool to search for service providers who can help you explore your employment and earnings options.
- Employment Network (EN) report cards to help you choose the EN that best fits your needs.
- The Choose Work blog, featuring news about our programs and other employment topics.
- FREE monthly Work Incentives Seminar Event (WISE) webinars and access to past webinars for viewing anytime.
- Easy access to Social Security’s Ticket to Work Help Line, social media and email updates.
The website also offers:
- Access to information and resources for Ticket to Work service providers.
- Access to information about Social Security’s Office of Employment Support Programs, which administers the Ticket to Work program.
Socialsecurity.gov/work, the Ticket Help Line and WISE webinars (both live and archived) allow you access to information when you want it and how you want it, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. I urge you to visit the website, call 1-866-968-7842 (V) or 1-866-833-2967 (TTY/TDD) or email us at email@example.com today! As always, if you are seeking one-on-one assistance, contact the Ticket Help Line to speak with knowledgeable representatives who can answer your questions and help you get started.
We believe these tools will enable you and other beneficiaries like you to better access the information, resources and supports you need to make more informed choices about how you can go to work, increase your earnings and perhaps one day leave cash benefits behind for a better, more secure life.
Bob Williams is the Associate Commissioner for the Social Security Administration’s Office of Employment Support Programs. Previously, he was the Commissioner of the Administration on Developmental Disabilities and later headed the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Disability, Aging and Long Term Care Policy.