Adler Firm, PLLC
Free Consultation - Call 24/7
888-873-7173

What is the Ticket to Work program?

Workers in Michigan who have suffered a disability and, as a result, have not been able to work may fear they will never be able to return to work and make a difference. Fortunately, the Social Security Administration offers a program that provides disability beneficiaries the chance to get back into the workforce and become financially independent again.

The Social Security Administration discusses how the Ticket to Work program works. It is free and available to beneficiaries aged 18 to 64 who would like to earn more money and work towards a career. The program provides support services and also connects beneficiaries with the right service providers. Some of the benefits of the program include:

  • Vocational rehabilitation
  • Career counseling
  • Job training
  • Job placement 

Beneficiaries are allowed to keep their Medicare or Medicaid as well as cash benefits during the process. If the new job does not pan out, full benefits are typically reinstated. The goal of the program is to reduce the amount of dependence on social security and provide the worker with life-long career skills.

However, not all of the eligible beneficiaries are taking advantage of this program. In fact, according to The Atlantic, only around 2.4% of those eligible have taken any steps to improve their future. Those with hearing and visual disabilities are more likely to return to work, while those who suffer from back pain tend to keep disability benefits indefinitely.

One of the suspected reasons for the lack of participation is that it takes a long time to go through the disability application process, and beneficiaries are afraid of losing them if they return to work and make more than $1,000 a month. Those who do take advantage of the program not only make more money but they also get a mental boost and improve their social lives. 

 

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Request A Free Consultation

Representing Michigan injured workers since 1979.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Traverse City Office
13561 S West Bay Shore Drive
Suite 301
Traverse City, MI 49684

Toll Free: 888-873-7173
Fax: 231-943-2299
Map & Directions

Farmington Hills Office
30300 Northwestern Highway
Suite 304
Farmington Hills, MI 48334

Map & Directions

Adler Firm, PLLC