Megan Riggs, a Ticket to Work success story, successfully used the Ticket to find employment. We first featured Megan in October 2011, telling the story of how she worked with TransCen, an Employment Network, to find a job as a Document Control Specialist. We recently caught up with her to learn about her progress since then.
Despite some setbacks, Megan is still advancing in her employment journey with the help and support of Ticket to Work and Work Incentives. Watch or read her original success story, and then listen or read the transcript to the Ticket Talk podcast to see how she is doing now!
Megan is proof that the Ticket to Work program and Work Incentives provide continued support and protection even after one has worked enough to reduce or eliminate their cash benefit. Megan is currently using the Extended Period of Eligibility (EPE) Work Incentive, which provides 36 consecutive months of continued eligibility for Social Security benefits while you work.During the 36 month re-entitlement period, Megan receives benefits for any month her earnings or work activities are below the Substantial Gainful Activity (SGA) level as long as she continues to have a disabling impairment. This Work Incentive is helping Megan through her period of uncertainty after she was downsized, allowing her to receive cash benefits while she seeks a new job. Megan is just one of many people using Ticket to Work in their journey for an improved quality of life. Learn more about Work Incentives listen or read the “Explaining Work Incentives” podcast.
Ticket to Work is helping Megan and it can help you too! Find out if the Ticket to Work program is right for you!
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