Are You A Social Security Beneficiary? Learn about Ticket to Work!
The Ticket To Work Program can help Social Security beneficiaries go to work, get a good job that may lead to a career, save more money, and become financially independent, all while they keep their health coverage. Ticket to Work is a free and voluntary program that gives beneficiaries real choices that can help them create and lead better lives. Individuals who receive Social Security benefits because of a disability probably already qualify for the program. Learn more about how to get started making these choices.
Events and News
The Ticket to Work program will host its next online Virtual Job Fair on August 24, 2016, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET.
This job fair is a national event, sponsored by Social Security, and participating employers will have jobs throughout the United States.
Participating Employers can now be found on the Virtual Job Fair page at: https://choosework.net/find-a-job/virtual-job-fairs/index.html. More employers will be added as they are confirmed.
The event will connect job seekers to companies that work with the government. These companies have job openings for persons with many different skill and experience levels. They are particularly interested in hiring qualified people with disabilities.
Register for the Job Fair!
At the job fair, participants can communicate with job recruiters online in chat forums and by using one-on-one messages. They can also visit virtual resource booths to ask questions about job accommodations, Social Security work incentives, and legal issues that can create barriers to work for people with disabilities.
You should register if:
- You are a Ticket to Work participant
- You are using your Ticket to get services from an approved Employment Network (EN) or your state Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) agency
- You are ready to work
How to register:
- Fill out the consent form found at www.choosework.net/vjfconsent
- Give the form to your Employment Network or state VR agency to keep on file
Once we verify your eligibility to participate, we will confirm your registration. Remember, even if you have participated in a past Virtual Job Fair, you still need to sign a new consent form and register.
For more information and resources for the Virtual Job Fair go to: https://www.chooseworkttw.net/find-a-job/virtual-job-fairs/index.html or email VJF@choosework.net.
Not sure if you are a Ticket to Work participant or are using your ticket? Need help finding an EN or state VR agency?
Call the Ticket to Work Help Line at 1-866-968-7842 (voice) or 1-866-833-2967 (TTY). Agents are available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET.
If you use assistive technology, the Virtual Job Fair environment will be screen-reader friendly.
3:00 - 4:30 PM ET
If you receive Social Security disability benefits (SSI or SSDI) and want to make more money through work, Ticket to Work can provide the support that you need!
Join us on August 31, 2016, for the latest WISE webinar. We will be presenting information on Social Security programs and rules that may apply to you, including details about Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act. Section 503 is a regulation that prohibits federal contractors and subcontractors from discriminating against people with disabilities and requires these employers to take action to recruit, hire, promote, and retain more people with disabilities. The presentation will include information on:
- What Section 503 changes mean for Social Security disability beneficiaries;
- Tips for self-identification during the application and hiring process; and
- Ticket to Work and work incentives.
Register online at www.choosework.net/wise or call 1-866-968-7842 (V) or 1-866-833-2967 (TTY).
You will receive a registration confirmation message with instructions on how to log in to the webinar. Please be sure to check your spam folder. Registration information will also be available online the day of the webinar.
Email us at email@example.com or call 1-866-968-7842 (V) or 1-866-833-2967 (TTY).
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