Ticket to Work

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Helping Those with Disabilities Progress Toward Financial Independence

Choosing to work can change your life. The Ticket to Work program allows you to keep your Social Security benefits while you explore employment, receive vocational support, and gain work experience.

Ticket to Work is a good fit for people who want to improve their earning potential and are committed to preparing for long-term career success.


Program Details

Ticket to Work is a program authorized by the Social Security Administration to provide employment services to most     people receiving Social Security SSI and SSDI disability    benefits. 

Beneficiaries may choose to assign their tickets to an Employment Network (EN) of their choice to obtain employment services and other support services necessary to achieve a work goal. The EN (such as the Northwest Regional Workforce Investment Board), if they accept the ticket, will coordinate and provide appropriate services to help the beneficiary find and maintain employment.

As a beneficiary, you can work whether you are in the Ticket to Work program or not. However, assigning your ticket to an Employment Network such as NRWIB significantly increases your chances of getting and keeping a job.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must be:

  • Age 18 through 64
  • Receiving Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and/or Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

How to Apply

  1. Visit https://choosework.ssa.gov/mycall/ to sign up for free information, or
  2. Speak with a representative through the Ticket to Work Help Line at 1-866-968-7842 or 1-866-833-2967 (TTY).

Meet the Team

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Rukiya Borges


Program Coordinator

203-574-6971 ext. 442

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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