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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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 G., an individual with CP who found work and success using the Ticket to Work program.

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  6. 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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  7. 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
  8. 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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  9. <em>Work Incentives Wednesday</em>: 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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
  13. 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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  14. 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
  15. 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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  16. 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
  17. 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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  18. "Ticket to Work Changed My Life": New Success Story Featuring Lori Adler

    Jan 19, 2017

    Headshot of Lori AdlerLori 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
  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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
  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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.

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  33. 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
  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. Meet Renate Merritt!

    Nov 8, 2016

    This blog celebrates U.S. Army veteran Renate Merritt 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
  37. 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
  38. 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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  39. Celebrating Spina Bifida Awareness Month: Meet Jesus Cervantes!

    Oct 31, 2016

    This month’s News and Views feature celebrates the achievements of Jesus Cervantes, 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.

    Meet Jesus Cervantes

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  40. 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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  41. 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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  42. 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.

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  43. 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
  44. 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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  45. 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

  46. 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
  47. 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

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

    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 Gorham.

  49. By Youth, For Youth:<br />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

  50. 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.

  51. 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.

  52. 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

  53. 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! 

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  54. 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.

  55. 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).

  56. 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?

  57. 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.

  58. 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.

  59. 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. 

  60. 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.

  61. 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.

  62. 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
  63. 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
  64. 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:

  65. 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.

  66. 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. 

  67. 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. 

  68. 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.

  69. 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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  70. 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

  71. 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
  72. 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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  73. 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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  74. 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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  75. 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
  76. Veterans, Mental Illness, and Employment: How Ticket to Work Can Help

    May 25, 2016

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    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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  77. 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
  78. 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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  79. 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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  80. 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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    Topics: webinar
  81. 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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  82. 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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  83. 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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    Categories: Events, Find A Job
  84. Section 503 and Social Security's Ticket to Work Virtual Job Fair

    Feb 24, 2016

    TTW Virtual Job Fair

    If you receive Social Security disability benefits, you may have considered what it would be like to go back to work or to work for the first time. Going to work isn’t easy and may not be the right choice for everyone. But, if you decide that working is right for you, Social Security’s Ticket to Work program can connect you with services and supports to enable you to succeed! 

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  85. Register Now for the February 24th Ticket to Work Webinar: Finding a Job with a Federal Contractor

    Feb 23, 2016

    Ben_Section503If you receive Social Security disability benefits (SSI or SSDI) and want to make more money through work, Social Security's Ticket to Work can provide the support you need.

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  86. A Day to Focus on Accessibility and Inclusiveness for People with Disabilities

    Dec 2, 2015

    Person walking in warm, dusty climate in sandals with a white stickDid you know that December 3 is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities? This observance was designed to raise awareness about issues relevant to people with disabilities, and the benefits of an inclusive and accessible society. This year's theme is "Inclusion Matters: Access and Empowerment for People of All Abilities."

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  87. Ticket to Work Dictionary Explains Terms from A to Z

    Dec 2, 2015

    Ben the Beneficiary Reading guidebook with Ticket to Work logo on itSometimes it can be hard to understand all of the words used as you are learning about Ticket to Work and your disability benefits.

    Use the new Ticket to Work Dictionary as a reference to better understand program resources from A to Z.

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  88. Start Your Job Search at a December Career Fair

    Dec 2, 2015

    Woman obtaining papers and information at career fair booth with Make a Difference banner in the backgroundThroughout the month of December, career fairs will take place in-person and virtually nationwide. Career fairs are great places to meet with employers and recruiters who can tell you about their latest job openings. Attend a career fair this month and advance your job search!

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  89. How Changes in the Workplace Can Benefit You

    Dec 2, 2015

    Keyboard mount for people whose hands shakeWorkplaces have changed dramatically in the past 25 years. For example, workplaces are more diverse than ever before. For people with disabilities, many of these changes have occurred as technology has improved and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has been in effect. With better technology and legal protections, you now have more options available to better assist and benefit you in the workplace.

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  90. New Chapter Added to Ticket to Work Tutorials

    Dec 1, 2015

    Classifieds section of newspaper with listings circledAre you thinking about working, searching for a job or looking for ways to help you stay successful on the job? If so, take a look at the new chapter that we have added to the Ticket to Work Tutorials, Chapter 6: More Job Opportunities.

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  91. World Usability Day: Why Innovation Matters for People with Disabilities

    Nov 12, 2015

    World Usability Day - Making Life Easy!November 12th marks the 10th annual World Usability Day. This day was created to ensure that the services and products important to our lives are easier to access and simpler to use. This year's theme is Innovation. Innovation can improve a situation or solve a problem in a new way - including for people with disabilities.

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  92. Recognizing National Diabetes Month: Employment Support for People with Diabetes

    Nov 10, 2015

    November is National Diabetes Month! National Diabetes Month was started by the National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP) - a program sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

    This year's theme is Diabetes Education and Support: Everyone Has a Role. What's Yours? The theme highlights the need for ongoing diabetes education and support among people with diabetes and those who care for them.

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  93. NEW VIDEO: The Importance of Self-Identifying

    Nov 9, 2015

    Wheelchair, sign language, Braille and audio symbolsIt isn't easy self-identifying, or telling your employer, that you have a disability. What if they do not treat you the same way afterward, or do not continue to give you the same responsibilities?

    The important thing to remember is that any information you provide to an employer about a disability cannot be used against you, and cannot be shared with supervisors or co-workers.

    Self-identifying helps ensure equal employment opportunities for people with disabilities throughout the country.

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    Categories: Government Programs
  94. Employment Support for People with COPD during COPD Awareness Month

    Nov 4, 2015

    Woman holding a microphone to raise awareness of COPDNovember is Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Awareness Month, as sponsored by the US COPD Coalition. COPD is a serious lung disease that affects roughly 30 million Americans. Symptoms of COPD include shortness of breath, wheezing and coughing. In its more serious stages, COPD can get in the way of basic tasks, such as doing housework, taking a walk and even washing and dressing yourself.

    If you or someone you know has COPD, there are a number of resources that can help you find or maintain employment.

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  95. Start Your Job Search at a November Job Fair!

    Nov 3, 2015

    Two men at Career Fair with "Opportunity" banner in the backgroundThroughout 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. Attend a career fair this month and advance your job search!

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  96. Attend Ticket to Work's First Ever Virtual Job Fair - from anywhere! UPDATED on 6/28/2016

    Oct 29, 2015
    Job listings on a computer screenJoin the Ticket to Work program for its first Virtual Job Fair!

    Taking place in November, this job fair will connect Social Security disability beneficiaries to companies that do business with the government, such as such as Anthem, CACI, Enterprise, General Motors, and others.

    These companies have job openings for people with many different skills and experience levels. And, they are particularly interested in hiring qualified people with disabilities.

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  97. New Podcast: Schedule A Job Opportunities

    Oct 19, 2015

    Audio tower with soundwaves coming out of the topHave you ever thought about working for the government?

    The number of employees with disabilities working in the federal government is the highest it has been in more than 30 years, and this number continues to increase.

    One option for federal employment for people with disabilities is through a program called the Schedule A Hiring Authority, or simply Schedule A. Schedule A is an opportunity, not a guarantee of employment. When applying for a job through Schedule A, a person's application and resume must demonstrate their ability to do the job they're applying for.

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  98. 25 Years of Mental Health Awareness Week

    Oct 9, 2015

    Did you know this year marks the 25-year anniversary of Mental Illness Awareness Week? Mental Illness Awareness Week was established by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) to fight stigma, provide support, educate the public and advocate for equal care of people with mental illnesses.
    Join Ticket to Work in increasing awareness about mental illness.

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  99. 5 Ways to Support National Disability Employment Awareness Month

    Oct 8, 2015

    Group of People with Disabilities stading near text that says, "My Disability is ONE PART of who I am."Did you know October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM)? NDEAM is a nationwide campaign that celebrates the contributions of America's workers with disabilities, past and present. This year's theme is "My Disability Is One Part Of Who I Am." Join Ticket to Work in promoting the value and talent of people with disabilities.

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  100. Start Your Job Search in October at a Career Fair

    Oct 6, 2015

    Woman at job fair signing up to receive more information at a boothThroughout the month of October, 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. Attend a career fair this month and advance your job search!

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