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Changing lives, one job at a
time, while supporting SSI & SSDI Beneficiaries in the SSA Ticket to Work program seeking an improved life, with career and financial success.


Are you eligible?

If you are between the ages of 18 and 64 and receiving Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and/or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits because of a disability, you may be eligible to participate in the Ticket to Work Program. Participation in the program is free and voluntary. ERS can help verify your eligibility status.

Connect with us.

Simply let us know you are ready to begin your road to success, and a Career Development Specialist will assist you with completing an Individual Work Plan (IWP) while helping you to:

  • Establish your goals
  • Customize your Individual Work Plan (IWP)
  • Determine the services you will need

Have a plan!

ERS currently serves over 11,000 Ticketholders with our team of supported Career Consultants. Each ticketholder will have a dedicated team to assist you in job searches, resume writing, interview techniques and more. Everything from navigating your local transportation options to help with prescriptions to childcare resources. They’re here to help you win.

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Is SSA Ticket to Work for me?

Ticket to Work is a free and voluntary program offered by Social Security that can help people ages 18-64 who are actively receiving Social Security Disability and/or Supplemental Security Income, and are interested in returning to work, starting work for the first time, or currently working. By participating, you will receive support throughout your journey to financial success. And, as long as you are making good progress toward your employment goal, Social Security will not review your case to see if you still have a disability. Not only that, but you may continue to access your cash and Medicare and/or Medicaid health care benefits as you transition to full-time work; and you may be able to return to benefits if you are no longer able to work due to your disability.

  • Are you between 18-64 years of age?
  • Are you receiving Social Security disability benefits?
  • Do you want to work?


With ERS, you’ll have peace, support and confidence!

When joining our community, ERS Ticketholders will have exclusive access to our full Learning Library, filled with interview tips, resume templates, and learning guides, with videos and resource articles. You will have help with your local 211 navigation, and wage reporting reminders and uploads. All the materials your Career Consultants assist you with will be at your fingertips all in one place.

Job Searches

We partner with Getting HiredDirect
Employers Association
, and individual
employers to keep you connected.

Resume Creation

If you need to create a resume, or
Getting Hiredsimply need improvements to your
current one, we can help. We’re here to
help get you noticed.

Benefits Counseling

Our trained staff are experts. They will
help you navigate the balance of your
wages and benefits.

Wage Reporting

Reporting your wages is important. You
can correctly upload your wages and
stay compliant with reporting. We
make it convenient and easy!

Identify your Strengths

Let your ERS Career Consultants help
you identify your strengths and
interests. We’ll make a match that may
potentially lead to an entirely new
career path.

Job Interview Training

We’ll help you get prepared! From
practice interviews to clothing
selection to, you’ll be confident and

Tapping into your local

We will assist you in locating resources
available to you in your area and walk
you through using these resources
such as

Transportation Help

Let us help you get to your job. From
bus schedules to ride shares, we will
work with you to devise a plan that
works for you.

Training & Education

We can assist you in locating
additional training, courses, and
certifications to help you obtain your


Unlock Your Full
Potential, Achieve
Your Success

  • Are you between 18-64 years of age?
  • Are you receiving Social Security disability benefits?
  • Do you want to work?


Commonly Asked

In a world of inflation, uncertainty and fear, change can be a uneasy thing for anyone. To feel the Social Security benefits you worked so hard to receive could be taken away, would lead anyone to feel trapped. ERS is here to help you safely navigate the path back to work, and supply you with the tools necessary to receive more income than you ever dreamed, by raising the ceiling of your potential.

What is the goal of the Ticket to Work Program?

The Ticket to Work Program gives many people receiving Social Security benefits more choices for receiving employment services. Under this program, most recipients become eligible for the Ticket to Work Program when they begin receiving SSDI or SSI benefits based on disability. By assigning their ticket to an Employment Network (EN) or Vocational Rehabilitation Agency (VR) of their choice, recipients can choose to obtain the support services necessary to achieve a vocational (goal) objective. If the ticket is approved, the EN or VR will coordinate and provide useful services to help the recipient find and maintain employment.

Who can use this program?

The Ticket to Work program is for individuals between the ages of 18-64 who receive an SSDI and/or SSI check. We’d love to help determine your eligibility. Contact us!

What if I am not comfortable giving you my Social Security information?

Your concern is valid. By calling the SSA Ticket to Work helpline at 1-866-968-7842, you will reach the Social Security Program Manager for the TTW program. Our DUNS/PID number is 963890111, and the Program Manager will be happy to verify that we have an active contract with the Social Security Administration and are an approved Employment Network.

Will I lose my Medicaid/Medicare eligibility if I participate in the program?

No. You will continue to remain eligible for the same medical coverage if you continue to receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefit payments. Should you begin to earn enough that you stop receiving SSDI payments, there are also work incentives that allow you to continue your medical coverage. If you receive medical coverage through Medicaid/Medicare presently, your eligibility for coverage can continue for at least 93 months after the last month of your Trial Work Period.

What happens if my benefits stop due to my earnings, and I can no longer work due to my disability?

You can request that your benefits start again if your benefits ended because you worked and had earnings, without having to complete a new application. Provisional (temporary) benefits for up to six months can be given by the Social Security Administration (SSA) while they determine whether you can get benefits again, because of a work incentive called Expedited Reinstatement. You can ask for your benefits to begin again using Expedited Reinstatement for up to five years after you stop receiving benefits.

Is there ever any cost for your help?

No, our services never come with any charge.

What is Timely Progress?

A “Timely Progress Review” refers to the SSA deciding if you are making the expected progress toward your vocational goal. Every 12 months after assigning your ticket to an Employment Network or Vocational Rehabilitation Agency, SSA looks at your progress such as completing certain educational objects and/or getting and keeping a job.

What is EXR - Expedited Reinstatement?

You can request that your benefits start again without having to complete a new application if your benefits ended because you worked and had earnings. Provisional (temporary) benefits for up to six months can be given by the SSA while they determine whether you can get benefits again.

Am I eligible for EXR?

You are eligible if you are an SSDI beneficiary who:

• Stopped getting benefits because of earnings from work.
• Are unable to work or perform steady gainful activity.
• Are disabled because of an impairment(s) that is the same as or related to the impairment(s) that allowed you to get benefits earlier.
• Make the request within five years from the month your benefits ended.

Why should I choose ERS over another EN?

ERS currently serves over 11,000 ticketholders across the United States. With our diverse resources and nation-wide partners, our staff can offer superior support and be with you every step of your plan. Your personal team of Career Consultants are your partners, who will provide career counseling, including job searches, resume writing, interview techniques and more. Everything from navigating your local transportation options to help with prescriptions and childcare resources. They’re here to help you win, so if you want to work we can reach you.


You can enjoy
more in your life

If you are ready to explore the rewards of working for the first time or
returning to work after difficult times, we are here for you. Take the first step
to see if this path is for you.

We change lives.

YES, I'm Ready! Please contact me!

Speak to an ERS Career Development Specialist and start on the road to
improving your quality of life!


Some words from our winners!

My ERS Career Consultants tested me to find my strengths and interests. I found working with numbers was one of my strengths, so I applied for a cashier’s job at a large retail company. My Career Consultant helped me think about questions they would likely ask in the interview and I got the job! I recently got a nice raise and have purchased my first car!

StellaSuccessfully employed asa cashier

My ERS Team helped me to feel confident about my upcoming interview. They encouraged some basic interview skills such as making good eye contact and speaking in a confident voice. This helped the interview process. The following week I found out I had indeed gotten the job.

ChristinaSuccessfully employed by
her local school district

I had trouble getting a job. That is when I heard of EmployReward Solutions, and they helped me every step of the way. Providing a benevolent Career Consultant and some inspiring guidance, EmployReward helped me search for jobs, checked up on me to see if I was okay, and helped me overcome my flaws and challenges.

KristopherSuccessfully employed by
Amazon Warehouse

I was disabled because of my mental health issues and after a few years, decided to try the Ticket to Work program with ERS. My team was kind and supportive and seemed to really believe there was a job out there that I could do. I now love my job at Lowe’s, and my anxiety and depression are improving the more I’m in the store working and doing my best. It’s been so good for me!

BenSuccessfully employed by
Lowe's Home Improvement

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Our story …

ERS was founded in 2010 and was federally contracted in 2012 as a National Employment Network through the Social Security Administration’s Ticket to Work program. ERS works hands-on with eligible ticketholders in all 50 states to develop a personalized pathway to financial independence. Since 2010, ERS has continued to expand the services and supports offered to its diverse talent pool while also increasing the number of individuals receiving personalized support. The continued growth and success of ERS allows us to work directly with employers to connect our talent with available opportunities in their area.

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