Learn How the Ticket to Work Program Can Work for You

Chapter 3 - Ready to Work

Work Incentives

Work Incentives are special rules that allow you to:

  • Receive training for new skills
  • Improve the skills you already have
  • Pursue your education
  • Try different jobs
  • Start a career
  • Gain confidence
cartoon character holding a Work Incentives sign

Now that you know what you want to do and how to find help to make it happen, it’s time to learn about

the safety nets that are in place to provide support and how earnings will affect your Social Security disability benefits.

These safety nets from Social Security are called Work Incentives. Work Incentives make it possible for you

to explore work, while still receiving health care (Medicare and/or Medicaid) and cash benefits; they are designed to help you succeed!

Work Incentives provide you with a safety net so you can receive training for new skills, improve the skills you already have,

pursue your education, try different jobs, start a career and gain confidence.

The next few pages will explain some of the work incentives that may be available to you depending on the type of benefit you receive.

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