Ticket to Work is a voluntary nationwide initiative for individuals with disabilities offering a risk free opportunity to try working, or to increase the number of hours worked, without jeopardizing cash benefits.
An Employment Program for SSI & SSDI Participants
- Are you interested in and capable of working full time?
- Do you have the skills needed for the field in which you wish to work?
- If you are ready and able to work full time, we are here to help!
Become a productive worker, earn a livable wage and maintain your health insurance. We can assess the possibilities for you to achieve steady long-term employment.
Did you know employment earnings from a 9-month trial work period will not reduce your SSDI benefit payment? After your trial work period (2023 income over $1,050), only earnings greater than SGA (2023 income over $1,470 per month) will impact your SSDI benefit payment. If employment ends within 3 years, there is no need to re-apply for SSDI benefits.
Why Assign your Ticket to Work to Job Point?
- You will be exempt from continuing medical reviews.
- You may receive gift cards to assist with job related expenses.
- You will obtain long term employment support and assistance with job related concerns.
- You will receive benefit planning advice from a certified Community Partner Work Incentive Counselor (CP WIC)
- You will have assistance with interpreting and completing SSA Paperwork
Federal law extends Medicare coverage for most working beneficiaries for at least 60 months. An employer sponsored healthcare plan or Medicare Buy-In are options for continuing medical coverage, if and when Medicare is discontinued.
We are ready to serve you. Find out if Ticket to Work is for you! To find the Job Point office nearest you, visit our locations page.
Employment services are made possible in part through the City of Columbia
Ticket to Work Program at SSA.gov