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  1. Work Incentives Wednesdays: Making the Grade at School and Work

    May 24, 2017

    Find out how the Student Earned Income Exclusion may help students who receive SSI save money as they go to school or receive job training. Read today’s Work Incentives Wednesdays blog post to learn more!

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  2. You Asked, We Answer! Working with a Federal Contractor

    May 22, 2017

    Check out today’s blog post, You Asked, We Answer! Working with a Federal Contractor, to find answers to top questions from our April Wise Webinar. You’ll learn about what Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 can mean for you career path.

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  3. Mental Health Month: Managing Stress During Your Job Search

    May 18, 2017

    Stress during a job search may affect your mental health. During Mental Health Month, we look at tips to help you manage stress and stay healthy while you begin or continue your job search.

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  4. Money Mondays: Wage Reporting - Myths, Tips and Ticket to Work

    May 15, 2017

    Picture of a calculator and coinsWage reporting can play a major role in avoiding overpayments from Social Security. Read our Money Mondays blog post to learn the truth about common wage reporting myths and find out what you need to do to avoid overpayments.

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  5. A Better Cover Letter

    May 11, 2017

    Image of a pen with a notebook with "Cover Letter" written on itWriting cover letters can be tough, but you can learn what to include in yours in today’s blog post. Read to find out how to get your cover letter noticed by employers and whether you should disclose your disability.

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    Categories: Find A Job
  6. Resumes: The Key to Opening Interview Doors

    May 8, 2017

    Image of a pen and glasses on a ResumeResumes provide potential employers a quick way to learn about you and your skills. Today’s guest blogger shares tips to help you create a strong resume and get interviews and job offers!

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    Categories: Find A Job
  7. Start Your Job Search at a May Career Fair

    May 4, 2017

    Throughout the month of May, career fairs will take place nationwide. Career fairs are great places to meet with employers and recruiters who can tell you about their latest job openings. Advance your job search at a career fair this month!

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    Categories: Events, Find A Job
  8. Missed our Twitter chat? Check out the resources and transcript!

    May 1, 2017

    If you missed our March Twitter chat about the ABLE Act, read today’s blog post. You’ll find resources that were shared during the event and the transcript to learn how ABLE can help certain people with disabilities save money.

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  9. Work Incentives Wednesdays: What are Work Incentives?

    Apr 26, 2017

    Work Incentives may help make the transition to the workplace easier. Learn what Work Incentives are and how they may be able to help you in your path to financial independence by reading today’s Work Incentives Wednesdays blog post.

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  10. Exploring Community Service as a Pathway to Employment

    Apr 24, 2017

    National Volunteer Week logoVolunteering can offer valuable experience on your path to work! Read our National Volunteer Week blog post to learn more about what volunteering can mean for you and your job search.

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  11. Tapping New Talent: People with Autism

    Apr 20, 2017

    Autism RibbonToday’s blog post celebrates Autism Awareness Month. Read more to learn how our guest blogger has helped people with Autism in his community find job training and success in the work place through their Project SEARCH programs.

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  12. Money Mondays: National Financial Literacy Month

    Apr 17, 2017

    Photo of someone putting coins in a jar and a plant growing from itWe’re celebrating Financial Literacy Month in this month’s Money Mondays blog post. Check it out to find resources about personal finances and learn how you can start making better financial choices.

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  13. You Asked, We Answer! Financial Independence and the ABLE Act

    Apr 13, 2017

    Read today’s blog post where we share and answer the top 3 questions you asked about the ABLE Act. Learn more about ABLE accounts and access the WISE webinar archives to find the March webinar. 

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  14. Register Now for the April 26 Webinar

    Apr 10, 2017

    Register Now for the WebinarFind out how to register for the April 26 WISE webinar, Working with a Federal Contractor. Attend the webinar to learn more about Section 503 of the Rehabilitation of 1973 and how guidelines for federal contractors can help people with disabilities find a job.

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  15. Start Your Job Search at an April Career Fair

    Apr 3, 2017

    Throughout the month of April, career fairs will take place nationwide. Career fairs are great places to meet with employers and recruiters who can tell you about their latest job openings. Advance your job search at a career fair this month!

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    Categories: Events, Find A Job
  16. Ticket to Work and Transitioning to Adulthood

    Mar 30, 2017

    Street sign post to Job and EducationRead today’s blog post to learn more about the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Service’s new resource, A Transition Guide to Postsecondary Education and Employment for Students and Youth with Disabilities. Find out what supports and planning tools are available for youth with disabilities as they transition into adulthood.

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  17. Money Mondays: Establishing and Strengthening Credit

    Mar 27, 2017

    Image of credit cardsOur Money Mondays blog series discusses financial goals and managing money. “Establishing and Strengthening Credit” discusses how you can build a credit history if you don’t have credit. It also offers options for people with low credit scores to improve their credit.

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  18. Work Incentives Wednesdays: Impairment-Related Work Expenses

    Mar 22, 2017

    Image of someone holding a pen and using a calculatorOur monthly blog series, Work Incentives Wednesdays, explores how Social Security helps people with disabilities transition to work. In this month’s blog post, learn how Impairment-Related Work Expenses (IRWE) can help you afford the items and services you need for success.

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  19. Join us for ABLE Events in March!

    Mar 20, 2017

    ABLE National Resource Center logoThe Ticket to Work program team is excited for our two ABLE events in March! Register now for the March 22 national WISE webinar: Achieving Financial Independence with Ticket to Work and the ABLE Act. Then learn how you can join our March 24 Twitter chat and learn more about ABLE accounts.

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  20. You Asked, We Answer! Choosing a Service Provider That’s Right for You

    Mar 16, 2017

    Graphic of the blue Ticket to Work WISEOur February WISE webinar is now available in the archives. Access the webinar and find answers to the top questions from last month’s webinar.

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  21. ABLE Programs Update

    Mar 13, 2017

    Learn more about the ABLE account and the programs that can help certain people with disabilities save money. In today’s blog post, find out which states have programs and what qualifications you need to open one of these special tax-advantaged savings programs.

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  22. Celebrating Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month

    Mar 9, 2017

    Image of the Cerebral Palsy green ribbonBecause March is Cerebral Palsy (CP) Awareness Month, we take a look at job accommodations that can help people with CP find success in the workplace. We also talk about Shileta, an individual with CP who found work and success using the Ticket to Work program.

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  23. Healthy Choices on Your Journey to Work

    Mar 6, 2017

    Picture of healthy food, including salmon, nuts and more on a tableTo celebrate National Nutrition Month in March, we're sharing information on the importance of a healthy diet and what you need to consider when it comes to making healthy choices on your journey to work. Learn about some of the healthy choices you can make and what kind of job accommodations you may need to maintain your dietary needs.

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  24. Start Your Job Search at a March Career Fair

    Mar 2, 2017

    Throughout the month of March, career fairs will take place nationwide. Career fairs are great places to meet with employers and recruiters who can tell you about their latest job openings. Advance your job search at a career fair this month!

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    Categories: Events, Find A Job
  25. Choosing Telework

    Feb 27, 2017

    Logo of the Job Accommodation Network (JAN)If you’re a person with a disability who’s looking for work, it’s important to think about what kind of job accommodations can work for you. In celebration of Telecommuter Appreciation Week, Tracie DeFreitas of the Job Accommodation Network (JAN) shares why working from home can help people with disabilities find or return to work.

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  26. Work Incentives Wednesdays: Plan to Achieve Self Support

    Feb 22, 2017

    Our monthly blog series, Work Incentives Wednesdays, explores how Social Security helps people with disabilities transition to work. In this month’s blog post, learn how the Plan to Achieve Self Support (PASS) can help you save money for your goals.

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  27. Meet Your Employment Team: ENs and State VR agencies

    Feb 16, 2017

    EN, VR and WF iconsIn Part 2 of our blog series about service providers, learn about State VR agencies and ENs. Find out how these two Ticket to Work service providers can help you reach your work goals with services like skills training, resume tips, and even job placement!

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  28. Money Mondays: What is Credit?

    Feb 13, 2017

    Image of street pole with different street names such as Freedom, Support, Work and more, and with "Money Mondays: Your Path to Financial Independence" written on image.Our Money Mondays blog series discusses financial goals and managing money. “What is Credit?” explains credit basics and the importance of checking your credit report as you start your job search.

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  29. Meet Your Employment Team: WIPA Projects and PABSS Organizations

    Feb 9, 2017

    WIPA and PABSS iconsIn Part 1 of our two-part series on service providers, you’ll learn more about WIPA projects and PABSS organizations. These two Ticket to Work service providers can help you as you work toward your career and financial goals.

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    Topics: pabss, wipa
  30. Register Now for the February 22 Webinar

    Feb 8, 2017

    Register Now for the WebinarRegister for the February 22 national WISE webinar: Choosing the Service Provider That’s Right for You! You will learn about the Ticket to Work program and how Work Incentives and service providers can help you achieve your work goals.

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  31. Start Your Job Search at a February Career Fair

    Feb 2, 2017

    Throughout the month of February, career fairs will take place nationwide. Career fairs are great places to meet with employers and recruiters who can tell you about their latest job openings. Advance your job search at a career fair this month!

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    Categories: Events, Find A Job
  32. Goal Setting

    Jan 30, 2017

    Learn more about setting SMART goals as you join or rejoin the workforce. Your goals should be specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and time-bound.

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  33. The Ticket to Work Program Team Raises Awareness in 2016

    Jan 26, 2017

    Ticket to Work logoSocial Security’s Ticket to Work (Ticket) program team was busy promoting the Ticket program to beneficiaries, family members, employment professionals and other partners at conferences nationwide in 2016. Learn more about the conferences we attended.

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    Categories: Events
  34. Mentoring Matters

    Jan 23, 2017

    National Mentoring Month logoFor the past 15 years, by Presidential Proclamation, January has been designated National Mentoring Month. You may have seen #MentorIRL across social media in recognition of this year's theme, Mentor In Real Life. This Choose Work blog post describes one mentor's personal experience.

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  35. "Ticket to Work Changed My Life": New Success Story Featuring Lori

    Jan 19, 2017

    Image of Lori smiling at the cameraLori has come a long way from the little girl who was paralyzed with fear. Today, she works for Employment Options as a Senior Marketing Liaison. After struggling with anxiety and depression, Lori decided she was ready to work again. Read Lori’s Ticket to Work success story to learn more.

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    Categories: Success on the Job
  36. Register Now for the January 25 Webinar

    Jan 17, 2017

    Register Now for the WebinarRegister for the January 25 national WISE webinar: Make it Happen: The Ticket to Financial Freedom. You will gain basic financial knowledge such as budgeting or expense tracking, understand tax benefits that may apply to you, and learn about asset building and how it can help you.

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  37. Blindness, Working and Work Incentives: Answers To Your Questions

    Jan 12, 2017

    Image of Ticket to Work Frequently Asked Questions logoAre you blind and receiving Social Security disability benefits? Do you have questions about employment supports to help you prepare for work and understand what may happen to your benefits while you work? Look no further for answers!

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  38. What Every Job Seeker Should Know - Part 2

    Jan 9, 2017

    Part 1 introduced the Individual Work Plan (IWP), an agreement between you and your EN to help you reach your employment goals. This second part looks at your side of the Individual Work Plan (IWP) agreement and the benefits of investing in your future!

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  39. What Every Job Seeker Should Know - Part 1

    Jan 5, 2017

    Ticket to Work connects you to a variety of service providers ready to support you on your journey to financial independence. This feature focuses on some of the supports offered through providers known as Employment Networks (ENs).

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  40. Start the New Year with Ticket to Work

    Jan 3, 2017

    Ticket to Work may be what you are looking for. Start 2017 with a fresh look at the program and how it can help you meet your employment goals.

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  41. Emergency Preparedness at Work: Planning is Important

    Dec 23, 2016

    Does your employer have a disaster preparedness plan? Does it accommodate people with disabilities? If your employer has a disaster or emergency plan, talk to your supervisor or human resources department to ensure that employees with disabilities are included in the plan.

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  42. Getting to Know the ABLE Act

    Dec 19, 2016

    Similar to a 529 College Savings account, anyone can contribute to an ABLE account belonging to a qualified individual with a disability, including friends, family and the individual him- or herself

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    Categories: Government Programs
  43. Register Now for the December 21 Webinar

    Dec 12, 2016

    Register Now for the Webinar

    Register now for the December 21 national WISE webinar which will address common myths about how working will affect your cash disability benefits and Medicare or Medicaid.

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  44. Self-Employment: Is it Right for You?

    Dec 9, 2016

    Self-employment is a learned skill anyone can develop. With the right support, the door to self-sufficiency is open to anyone. Every new business owner can benefit from a support group to provide information and encouragement.

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  45. Help for Young People Considering their Future - Part 4

    Dec 5, 2016

    Internships are opportunities to learn about a job and gain experience working with an employer over a set period of time. They can be paid or unpaid, and part time or full time. Most are connected to education programs and last between four weeks and a year.

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  46. Informational Interviews: Learn from Others about a Job or Career

    Dec 2, 2016

    If you have a disability and are thinking of going back to work or working for the first time, an "informational interview" is a great way to find out about a type of job or career at a company or in a field that interests you. You can do this even when there’s no job opening.

    Picture of two people having an informational interview over coffee

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  47. Find Ticket to Work at the TASH Conference in St. Louis, MO

    Nov 29, 2016

    TASH advocates for human rights and inclusion for people with significant disabilities and support needs. From November 30-December 2, representatives of Social Security’s Ticket to Work program will be attending the annual TASH Conference in St Louis, MO.

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  48. Help for Young People Considering Their Future - Part 3

    Nov 28, 2016

    Volunteering is your chance to:

    • Earn school credit or community service hours
    • Explore types of work you might like to do in the future
    • Gain skills and experience while expanding your professional network
    • Connect with future employers
    • Find a mentor who can help you start or return to your career

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  49. Learn About Apprenticeships During National Apprenticeship Week!

    Nov 25, 2016

    As a Social Security disability beneficiary, an apprenticeship may be a good career choice for you. From their first day of work, apprentices receive a paycheck that is guaranteed to increase as their training progresses.

    ApprenticeshipUSA logo

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  50. Networking: Help Get Yourself Hired or Promoted

    Nov 21, 2016

    Whether you’re looking for a job or already working, networking is an important skill. At its core, networking is about building relationships. These relationships can help you find a job or get promoted to a better paying job.

    Image of a woman looking at a social web network diagram

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    Categories: Find A Job
  51. Veterans with Disabilities are Strong Job Candidates!

    Nov 10, 2016

    Many veterans with disabilities face challenges reintegrating into society and finding a good job or restarting a career interrupted by their service. The Ticket to Work program can make this journey smoother and help you find a meaningful career after your military service.

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  52. Veterans: Ticket to Work is for you, too!

    Nov 10, 2016

    As Veterans Day approaches, it’s important to thank those who have put their lives on the line and remember those who paid the ultimate price for our freedom. But many veterans do not take advantage of services that the Ticket to Work program can provide.

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  53. Meet Renate!

    Nov 8, 2016

    This blog celebrates U.S. Army veteran Renate who found her way back to work with the help of Social Security’s Ticket to Work program. After her military service, Renate worked as an accountant until devastating events changed her life.

    This is a photo of Renate Merritt

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    Categories: Success Story
  54. Start Your Job Search at a Career Fair in November

    Nov 2, 2016

    Throughout the month of November, career fairs will take place nationwide. Career fairs are great places to meet with employers and recruiters who can tell you about their latest job openings.

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    Categories: Events, Find A Job
  55. Arthritis and Employment

    Nov 1, 2016

    Did you know arthritis is the most common cause of disability and one of the most common chronic conditions in the United States? The good news is there are resources and supports to help you manage arthritis at work.

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  56. Celebrating Spina Bifida Awareness Month: Meet Jesus!

    Oct 31, 2016
    Meet Jesus

    This month’s News and Views feature celebrates the achievements of Jesus, a Ticket to Work program participant whose passion to “pay forward” the support he had growing up with Spina Bifida led him to a career in public service.

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  57. Down Syndrome: Using Your Talents and Interests in Meaningful Work

    Oct 30, 2016

    October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month, a chance to spread awareness and celebrate the achievements of people with Down syndrome! It is also a time to reflect, think about the future and cultivate abilities. 

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  58. Register Now for the November 16th Webinar

    Oct 27, 2016

    Register Now for the WebinarThe November 16 national WISE webinar will present information about special Social Security programs and rules that can help you on your path to self-employment! Register now!

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  59. Benefits.gov: Your Online Source of Information about Government Benefits

    Oct 26, 2016

    As a Ticket to Work participant, you’ve got a lot on your plate. Whether you’re looking for a job, transitioning into a new position, or trying to juggle new responsibilities, Benefits.gov can help. We house information on over 1,200 benefits.

    Benefits.gov logo

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  60. AT&T is Committed to Inclusion in Disability Employment

    Oct 25, 2016

    AT&T celebrates diversity regardless of a person’s race, gender, disability or any other category. But diversity must be inclusive. Being inclusive means championing the voice of every employee and empowering each to make meaningful contributions.

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    Categories: Find A Job
  61. Register Now for the October 26th Webinar

    Oct 18, 2016

    Register Now for the WebinarJoin us on October 26, 2016 for the latest national WISE webinar on Ticket to Work and Mentorship: Support on Your Journey to Employment. We will present information about Social Security programs and rules that may apply to you!

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  62. Celebrating National Disability Employment Awareness Month

    Oct 17, 2016

    Each October, National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) has celebrated disability employment in the public and private sectors. The goal of NDEAM is to call employers to reflect on their progress towards disability inclusion.

    Poster of the National Disability Employment Awareness Month 2016 with #InclusionWorks

  63. Disability Mentoring Day

    Oct 7, 2016

    October 19 is the seventeenth anniversary of Disability Mentoring Day (DMD)! DMD was founded in 1999 through a White House initiative to increase awareness of National Disability Employment Awareness Month.

    Disability Mentoring Day

    Categories: Work Incentives
  64. Mental Illness Awareness Week is October 2-8, 2016

    Oct 4, 2016

    The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has designated the first week of October as Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW).

    Mental Illness Awareness Week poster

  65. In Honor of World Cerebral Palsy Day: Meet Shileta!

    Oct 4, 2016

    Cerebral Palsy Awareness logoOctober 5, 2016 is World Cerebral Palsy Day. Cerebral palsy (CP) is a complex, lifelong movement disability that can range from mild to severe. This month’s Ticket to Work News and Views feature celebrates the achievements of Shileta.

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  66. By Youth, For Youth: How to Find and Keep the Right Job

    Sep 30, 2016

    Young adults with disabilities can benefit from their peers’ experiences with successful job search strategies, techniques for keeping jobs, excelling at work, and achieving greater independence.

    Young Adults at work

  67. Does Workplace Flexibility Matter to You?

    Sep 30, 2016

    Employers that offer flexible work hours and break times, part-time schedules, liberal leave policies, or work-from-home choices may be especially appealing to jobseekers and employees with disabilities who need work-life balance.

  68. Presenting the Best You: 5 Ways to Keep Your Social Media Presence Employment Friendly

    Sep 29, 2016

    With fast, interactive communications, it’s easy to engage with others online. But, while you post, pin, tweet and snap, it’s important to remember that employers will check your social media activity when they consider you for a job.

  69. Returning to Work After a Spinal Cord Injury

    Sep 28, 2016

    There’s a lot to think about after a spinal cord injury (SCI). Everyone wants to participate in their lives and regain independence. Some challenges of living with SCI can initially seem impossible. One of these is returning to work.

    Image of people in wheelchair and people standing having a conversation

  70. What Is Section 503 and What Could it Mean for You?

    Sep 23, 2016

    You may have heard that changes to Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 will increase employment for people with disabilities. This week’s Ticket to Work blog answers some of your questions about Section 503 and what it means for you! 

    Categories: Ticket to Work
  71. Preventing and Managing Overpayments:<br />A Webinar for Social Security Beneficiaries

    Sep 21, 2016

    Register Now for the WebinarJoin us on September 28, 2016 for the latest national WISE webinar. We will present information about Social Security programs and rules that may apply to you! In addition, you will learn about Ticket to Work and Work Incentives.

  72. Beneficiary Satisfaction Survey:<br />How is your Ticket to Work Employment Network Doing?

    Sep 16, 2016
    Beneficiary Satisfaction Survey postcard logo

    Social Security is administering a survey to gather feedback on how satisfied you are with your Employment Network (EN).

  73. Disclosure: Let’s Talk About It

    Sep 13, 2016

    Do you need reasonable accommodations in the workplace due to a disability? Do you know what steps to take to get the process started?

  74. In Transition: Be a S.T.A.R. and Other Lessons Learned

    Sep 8, 2016

    It’s important to remember that work is work, not play. And it can be challenging to find a job and keep it. But take heart: it’s a big, exciting world of work out there with a wide variety of job opportunities, job types and needed skills.

  75. How to Prepare for a Virtual Job Fair

    Aug 23, 2016

    Virtual job fairs are a great way to learn about job openings. You can chat with hiring managers and recruiters by visiting online booths from different companies. You can learn more about employers, ask questions and share your skills and abilities.

  76. Ticket to Work: Working with a Federal Contractor

    Aug 16, 2016

    Register Now for the WebinarJoin 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 and what it means for people with disabilities. 

  77. Attend Social Security’s Ticket to Work Virtual Job Fair – from Anywhere!

    Aug 12, 2016

    You’re invited to take part in Social Security’s Ticket to Work online Virtual Job Fair on August 24, 2016. The job fair will connect Social Security disability beneficiaries to companies that do work with the government. Find out how to participate.

  78. Internships and Volunteering are a Great Start to a Career!

    Jul 19, 2016

    For youth with disabilities, discovering work you enjoy and find rewarding is an important first step when thinking about entering the workforce. An internship or volunteer position can ease your transition.

  79. Summer Career Fairs are a Great Place to Start Your Job Search

    Jul 16, 2016

    Many online and in-person career fairs are taking place this July and August. Taking part in a career fair is a good way to practice talking about yourself, your skills and your strengths.

    Categories: Events, Find A Job
  80. Celebrating the Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

    Jul 14, 2016

    On July 26, 1990, President Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) into law. The ADA ensures equal access to businesses, employment, transportation, telecommunications, and government programs and services for people with disabilities.

    Image of President George H.W. Bush signing the Americans with Disabilities Act

    Categories: Ticket to Work
  81. Ticket to Work and Reasonable Accommodations:<br />Support on Your Journey to Employment

    Jul 12, 2016
    Register Now for the Webinar

    Join the July 27, 2016, national WISE webinar to hear from experts about employment resources, including:

  82. Family Support for Young Adults with Disabilities

    Jul 8, 2016

    As a parent or guardian of a young adult with a disability, you play an important role in supporting them as they transition from school to work by helping them make informed decisions, plan for their future, and set realistic expectations for employment.

  83. Networking and Communication Skills for Young People

    Jul 7, 2016

    No matter what job or career you have in mind, young people need strong communication and networking skills to succeed in the workplace. Reaching out to a service provider through Social Security’s Ticket to Work program is a good first step. 

  84. Work Incentives Help Young Adults Ready to Explore Work

    Jul 7, 2016

    Social Security rules called Work Incentives make it easier for young adults with disabilities to explore work and still get Social Security and healthcare (Medicaid or Medicare) benefits. 

  85. Help for Young People Considering Their Future - Part 2

    Jul 2, 2016

    This blog is written for young people with disabilities moving from school into the workforce. It may help you think about the benefits of connecting with a mentor, as well as finding guidance and planning a career with help from Ticket to Work.

  86. Help for Young People Considering Their Future - Part 1

    Jul 1, 2016

    With the school year ending, you may be thinking about what your future holds. This post offers resources for young people with disabilities who will soon move from school to the workforce. If this describes you, you have come to the right place!

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  87. In Recognition of Helen Keller (June 27, 1880 – June 1, 1968)

    Jun 22, 2016

    Winston Churchill called Helen Keller “The greatest woman of our age.” We celebrate her achievements. Her thirst for knowledge, experiences and hard-earned success inspire all of us to be lifelong learners and advocates for ourselves and others.

    Helen Keller smelling a rose
    Photo Credit: The Helen Keller Foundation

  88. Ticket to Work: Free Employment Support for Young Adults with Disabilities

    Jun 17, 2016

    During the June 22, 2016, national WISE webinar, you will hear from Ticket to Work and Work Incentives experts about resources especially for young adults, including:Register Now for the Webinar

    - Tips for your transition to employment;
    - The Youth Transitions Collaborative; and
    - Ticket to Work and Work Incentives for young adults.

    Categories: Events, Find A Job
  89. Should You Disclose Your Mental Illness to Your Employer?

    May 31, 2016

    Disclosing your diagnosis may relieve you of the feeling that you need to hide your condition. In fact, it may equip you with resources to better perform your job. On the other hand, workplace disclosure carries some risks.

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  90. Achieving Success and Wellness with Ticket to Work

    May 27, 2016

    May is Mental Health Month. In recognition, we’re highlighting the ways the program works to help participants with mental illness find independence, achieve personal goals, and expand their social networks through employment.

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  91. Mental Illness: On Meaningful Work and Recovery

    May 27, 2016

    In the past, people with mental illness were discouraged from working, but today we understand that work plays a vital role in recovery. Multiple studies have found that employment can promote mental well-being by providing structure, social contact, purpose, identity and activity.

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  92. Tips for Supporting a Friend or Family Member with Mental Illness during the Transition to Work

    May 26, 2016

    Due to the stigma and discrimination surrounding mental illness, looking for, starting, or returning to work can be stressful.  Fortunately, as the friend or family member of someone who has mental illness, there are a number of ways you can ease their transition to employment.

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    Categories: Find A Job
  93. Veterans, Mental Illness, and Employment: How Ticket to Work Can Help

    May 25, 2016

    2016-05-25_Veterans_Mental_Illness.jpg

    Veterans have much to offer employers.  Skills, experience, discipline, teamwork; courage and resilience gained from military service are all valued in the workforce.  

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  94. May is Mental Health Month

    May 23, 2016

    2016_Mental_Health_Month_Logo.png
    Along with millions of people across the country, local and national organizations, media, and other government agencies, we recognize and bring awareness to the 44 million American adults who live with mental illness.

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    Topics: mental illness
  95. Register Now for the May 25th Webinar: Ticket to Work for People with a Mental Illness

    May 18, 2016

    Join us to learn about: Register Now for the Webinar

    - Ticket to Work and Work Incentives;
    - Reasonable accommodations for people with a mental illness and how to ask for them; and
    - Some advantages of working that you may not have considered. 

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  96. Autism Awareness: Tips for Choosing a Service Provider that is Right for You

    May 2, 2016

    April was Autism Awareness Month and employers are beginning to see the strengths and abilities of employees with autism.  Are you age 18 through 64 and receiving Social Security benefits due to your disability? Are you ready to go back to work or begin working for the first time? The Ticket to Work program is here to help! 

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  97. Register Now for the April Webinar: Choosing a Service Provider That’s Right for You

    Apr 12, 2016

    Register Now for the WebinarIf you receive Social Security disability benefits (SSI or SSDI) and want to make more money through work, Ticket to Work can provide you with the support you need!

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  98. Five Things Jobseekers Should Know

    Mar 10, 2016

    Image of Job FairSearching for a job? Good news! According to the U.S. Department of Labor, in 2016, more people are finding jobs and getting paid more than they were in 2015.

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  99. Attend Social Security's Ticket to Work Virtual Job Fair - from Anywhere

    Mar 3, 2016

    You're invited to participate in Social Security's Ticket to Work Virtual Job Fair! Taking place on March 16, 2016, the job fair will connect Social Security disability beneficiaries to companies that do business with the government.

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  100. How to get the most out of a Virtual Job Fair

    Mar 1, 2016

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    The digital age is constantly changing the way we approach our interpersonal relationships. Socially, the impacts are endless, and technology is now making it easier for professionals to communicate from anywhere and at anytime.

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