About the Ticket to Work Program
The Ticket to Work program was developed by the Social Security Administration (SSA) to help Social Security benefits recipients seek and maintain employment. We offer Social Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) recipients the pre- and post-employment support you need to increase your ability to work, your earnings and the opportunity for self-sufficiency. Your participation in the Ticket to Work (TTW) program is free and voluntary. It is important that you understand the program’s goals before deciding whether the program is right for you.
Goals of the TTW Program
By agreeing to assign your Ticket and participate in the program you are agreeing to make a steady effort to become and stay self-supporting to the fullest extent possible. The TTW program is not right for every beneficiary. If you are committed to becoming employed and self-sufficient, we are here to provide you the services and supports to help you do so.
Laradon’s Role as an Employment Network
We will educate you about Work Incentives so that you are empowered to make an informed choice about returning to work. If you choose to assign your Ticket to Laradon, the long term goal is to reduce and ultimately eliminate your dependency on disability benefits to help you earn a better living than you do now. You will not be penalized if you cannot become fully self-supporting. If you do decide to use your Ticket you should make a commitment to try your best to achieve the goal of self-sufficiency.
Who is Eligible?
- Most SSI and SSDI beneficiaries who are 18-64 years old.
- SSI and SSDI recipients who are interested in improving their current financial situation by working and reducing the need for cash benefits.