NATIONAL EMPLOYMENT SERVICES PROVIDER
SSA Ticket to Work Program
Ticket to Work Services is a leading nationally-based Employment Network under contract with the Social Security Administration to provide a full range of services to SSI and SSDI beneficiaries who want to work and achieve self sufficiency.
TTWS staff are trained, experienced professionals who will provide the services you need to become successfully employed. We are here to assist you through each step of the way toward self-sufficiency, recognizing that for some it may mean lots of counseling and preparation, while others may need some initial guidance and then occasional "check-in" support. If you are serious about working and achieving self-sufficiency and prepared to work hard to make that happen, we want to work with you. We will help you overcome barriers to employment and then once employed, be there to get you over bumps in the road.
Using our extensive experience working with a wide range of medical conditions, we will develop a plan of services to meet your particular needs.
Career Counseling and Support
We'll help you assess your interests and abilities to identify types of jobs that are right for you. And then we'll stay with you through the process of finding employment, and staying employed.
Employment and Career Resources
We provide you with guidance on how to conduct job searches, resume' writing tips and help you with interviewing skills and other job seeking skills. And we will use our career resources to assist you in your job search.
We understand that to achieve success in returning to work or going to work for the first time you may be experiencing anxiety and loss of confidence. Our counseling staff will help you address these concerns as we work together to develop an individualized work plan. In some cases we may recommend short-term training or on-the-job training. If you are in need of a longer period of training we can help direct you to others who may be able to offer that training.
Specialized Support Services
Through partnerships with state, federal and private organizations, we can identify other services that may benefit you.
The world of assistive technology changes daily, with new and more advanced tools to help individuals with disabilities achieve the greater independence and self-sufficiency that work provides. Our Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors have access to information about adaptive equipment, workplace modifications and other ways to help you overcome barriers in the workplace.
MAKING AN IMPORTANT DECISION
We know how difficult the job market can truly be. That is why our team of experts provide the right counseling and placement services to get results.
At TTWS we take our role as your Employment Network very seriously. We know you are taking a big step by looking for an EN who can help you realize your goals for returning to work or going to work. We think you should learn as much as you can about what we and other Employment Networks have to offer before making your selection.
Let us review your situation and see if we can help you. Simply complete our Inquiry Form. We'll review it, give you a call and complete a plan for services. At that point you'll be able to participate in the Ticket to Work Program.
TICKET TO WORK IS A FREE AND VOLUNTARY PROGRAM
When you sign up you will be protected from a medical review as long as you follow the Timely Progress Guidelines.
For SSDI recipients you have a 9 month Trial Wok Period that will allow you will be able to make as much as you want and keep your benefits. After that, if you earn over $1260 you will have a 36-month period in which you can get your benefits back without having to file a new application if you go back out of work due to your disability. It's a chance to try working without fear of losing your benefits. You will still be able to continue your Medicare if your Social Security disability benefits stop because of your earnings, but you’re still disabled
For SSI recipients SSA will reduce your SSI benefit 50 cents for ever dollar your earn over $85.
Established in 2006
TTWS began as IDR Ticket to Work Program in 2002 when the Social Security Administration rolled out the program. With generous financial support from Integrated Disability Resources' founders and a talented and large dedicated staff, we grew into a strong national presence. In 2006 IDR, a third party administrator for some of the largest insurance companies in the business, changed hands. The IDR ticket division came under ownership of the Director at the time, Steven Sachs, PhD. and changed its name to Ticket to Work Services.
Today TTWS continues operating much as it had at IDR, as a leading national, telephonic employment network for much of the country from our beautiful headquarters in the historic town of Simsbury, Connecticut. By appointment, we welcome ticket holders to come visit us. If that is not possible, our knowledgeble and friendly staff are available to answer your questions and help decide if we are the right employment network for you.
At TTWS we believe every individual should have an opportunity for work. Returning to work or perhaps going to work for the first time is possible with the right combination of services and commitment between TTWS staff and the beneficiary. We know the importance of work to promote financial and emotional well-being. We match abilities, interests and employer needs to help bring about successful placements.
BENEFICIARIES FROM NUMEROUS STATES HAVE THEIR TICKETS ASSIGNED TO TTWS AND MANY ARE CURRENTLY WORKING WITH THE HELP OF TTWS
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720 Hopmeadow Street, Simsbury, CT 06070