Ticket to Work



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Ticket to Work Employment Network (EN)

Are you an SSI or SSDI beneficiary dreaming about getting a new job or starting a career? Are you ready to make this life-changing decision of working on achieving self-sufficiency?

Ticket to Work is a voluntary, self-sufficiency program offered through SSA with services provided by Employment Networks (ENs) like WLS-ADEN.

To participate, you must commit to self-sufficiency as a goal, and you must make a steady effort toward achieving your goal. By participating in Ticket to Work you understand that you will eventually earn enough income to no longer be eligible for benefits under SSI or SSDI.

A new job or career can quickly help you:

  • Earn more income to take care of your immediate daily needs, and plan a strong financial future
  • Expand your network when you meet new people and make new friends
  • Develop and learn new skills and feel good about yourself professionally and as a valuable employee

You have come to the right place to help you make your decision. Take the first step today! After all, your disability or SSI check can only do so much. Browse for more information and let us help you achieve your goals of a earning a better living and reducing your dependency of your benefits check.

Let's get you ready to:

Maximize your income potential
Utilize applicable work incentives
Expand your work/career options


Support for People with Disabilities Who Want to Work

844-957-2677 ext. 1

Ticket to Work
ADEN American Dream Employment Network

What is the Ticket to Work Program?

A: Ticket to Work is a voluntary program for SSI and SSDI beneficiaries ages 18 to 64 who want to achieve self-sufficiency by reducing and eventually eliminating dependence on their monthly cash benefits. To participate, the beneficiary must make a commitment to working toward independence and must be willing to make a steady effort to achieving their employment goals.

By participating beneficiaries understand that they will work and earn adequate wages that will replace their monthly benefits checks and therefore lead to them eventually no longer receiving cash benefits.

What kinds of jobs can I get with ticket to work?

A: Ticket holders have many varied skills and backgrounds with experiences across all industries and at all levels within organizations. Therefore, the type of job you can get depends on your experience, your background and what you are interested in doing in this phase of your life.

Some people get back into the career they had before their disability. Others seek out new opportunities in other areas of interest. Still others pursue education and training to enter new career fields. There is no limit to what you can achieve as long as you are prepared to take the necessary steps for success.

The Work Incentives were put in place to help you explore work safely as you move toward self-sufficiency and independence.

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