Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits offer financial assistance to people unable to work due to disabilities, but the ultimate goal of the program is to get disabled Americans back into the workforce. But the odds of a disabled worker landing a job are slim, with some estimates showing the disabled are twice as likely to be unemployed compared to those without disabilities.
Luckily, there are programs available to help SSD recipients find work. Ticket To Work, for example, is available to all SSD or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients. The program offers personalized training, job placement, counseling, and other services to those who participate.
Several facets of the Ticket To Work program were recently discussed in a report from 9 News. One of those interesting areas was the Work From Home program that allows those with limited mobility and other disabilities to perform duties such as answering calls, taking order placements, or offering customer service via telephone without leaving the comforts of home.
The programs currently have openings, so anyone who wishes to go back to work without losing their benefits should consider applying.
At Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin, we know the decision to go back to work can be a difficult choice, and we point out that speaking with a Social Security Disability Lawyer about your situation before making such a decision can help protect your best interests.