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We 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. 

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.

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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.

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