What is Ticket to Work?
The Ticket to Work Program was established over 20 years ago by Social Security to assist those receiving disability benefits to return to work. Granite State Independent Living has been approved by Social Security to provide the Ticket to Work program since 2008. Those receiving benefits are automatically eligible for this voluntary program. Social Security does expect those who enter the program to have a goal of “self-sufficiency”. This means that the consumer will eventually get to the point where their disability benefits do stop permanently. There is no penalty for those who try but do not reach this goal.
What does the Ticket to Work program do for me?
Ticket to Work connects you with free employment services to help you decide if working is right for you, prepare for work, find a job, or maintain success while you are working. If you choose to participate, you will receive services such as career counseling, job development, assistance with resume development and interview skills and on-going assistance in managing your benefits while in the program.
Do I qualify?
Everyone age 18 through 64 who receives Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and/or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits is eligible to participate in the Ticket to Work Program. Participation in the Ticket to Work Program is free and voluntary.
How do I enroll?
After the initial contact the next step is an informational meeting with the Employment Coordinator to review the required paperwork, talk more about the services and answer any other questions that may come up. If the consumer and Employment Coordinator agree that the program is a good match then they will do the paperwork together. The Employment Coordinator will officially enroll them in the program and services can begin.
How do I contact you about receiving TTW Services?
Call: 603.228.9680 or 1-800-826-3700
Email: [email protected]