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How is Your Ticket to Work Employment Network Doing?

As part of its management of the Ticket to Work program, Social Security is surveying beneficiaries to determine their satisfaction with Employment Networks (ENs). If you are a beneficiary who received a survey, we are asking you to share your thoughts and experience.

What does the Survey Ask?

The EN Beneficiary Satisfaction Survey asks you to:

  • Rate how satisfied you are with your EN’s services and staff
  • Identify your EN’s strengths and weaknesses
  • Evaluate how well your EN meets your needs and expectations
  • Describe your job, if you are working
  • Tell us how we can improve the Ticket to Work program

How Do I Know If I’ve been Selected?

Social Security selected over 27,000 beneficiaries to participate. If you are selected, you will receive a postcard (enclosed in an envelope) with instructions for completing the survey online. If you are not able to complete the survey online because you do not have access to the Internet, you will receive a paper survey along with a postage-paid envelope for its return. If you received a survey and have questions or need assistance completing the survey, call EurekaFacts at 1-855-403-4800 or email ttw@eurekafacts.com. EurekaFacts will be conducting the survey on behalf of Social Security. TTY users, please contact your local Relay Center for assistance.

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Have You Met Ben? An Introduction to Ticket to Work

Lisa Seeley

Do you want to work? Do you have questions about working while receiving Social Security disability benefits? You’re not alone. Social Security wants you to meet “Ben” in a new video brought to you by the Ticket to Work program. Ben receives Social Security disability benefits but wants to work. Before he can get started, he needs to understand how working will affect his benefits.

When you watch this four minute video, you will meet Ben and learn more about Ben’s journey to financial independence using the Ticket program. You can watch him learn about working and benefits as well as his options for finding free support services to help him along the way. Ben also learns what happens when you contact the Ticket to Work Help Line, his options for selecting a service provider to help him meet his work goals and how to make a plan for going to work.

After doing some research, Ben found out that he was eligible for the Ticket program. Meet Ben and follow him on his journey to financial independence. You can watch the video by visiting the Ticket to Work YouTube channel!

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Subscribe for Ticket to Work's Interactive Email Series, "The Journey to Financial Independence"

Ticket to Work Email Campaign

Social Security’s Ticket to Work program is pleased to announce the launch of our email series called “The Journey to Financial Independence.”

This email series will provide information about how Ticket to Work can help you or someone you know achieve the goal of becoming financially independent through work. Ticket to Work is a free and voluntary service for Social Security disability beneficiaries age 18 through 64 who are interested and able to work.

When you opt-in to participate, you will receive emails once every week or two. They will contain information and resources to help you on your journey to make more money and eventually eliminate your reliance on benefits. You will learn more about the Ticket to Work program and how to access resources that may be available to you.

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National Work Incentives Seminar Event (WISE) Webinar: Ticket to Work: Free Support Services for People Who Have a Disability and Are Ready to Work

February 2014 WISE Webinar

Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 3:00 PM, EST

If you are a Social Security disability beneficiary and want to make more money through work, Ticket to Work can provide the support you need to transition to financial independence.

The February 26 national WISE webinar will present information about special Social Security programs and rules that may apply to you! Disability benefits experts will teach you about:

  • Ticket to Work & Work Incentives
  • Frequently asked questions (FAQs)
  • Where to find more information

Register online at www.choosework.net/wise or call 1-866-968-7842 (V) or 1-866-833-2967 (TTY) You will receive a registration confirmation message with instructions on how to log in to the webinar. Please be sure to check your spam folder. Registration information will also be available online the day of the webinar.

Questions?

Email us at support@chooseworkttw.net or call 1-866-968-7842 (V) or 1-866-833-2967 (TTY).

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The Top 10 Choose Work Blog Posts of 2013

As 2014 gets into full swing, we wanted to reflect on the past year and showcase our most popular blog posts of 2013.

The goal of the Choose Work Blog and our Money Mondays series is to provide you with information and resources to help you on your path to financial independence. We hope that you are finding our blog posts informative and useful!

In 2013, the blog saw tremendous growth. We published 129 blog posts that attracted over 60,000 pageviews! Below are the top 10 blog posts based on visits starting from the most read post in 2013:

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What are WIPA and PABSS? How Can They Help You?

Social Security disability beneficiaries have a team of service providers to help them be successful in entering or re-entering the workforce. Work Incentives Planning & Assistance (WIPA) projects and Protection and Advocacy for Beneficiaries of Social Security (PABSS) organizations are two members of that team that can provide help and advice when it’s needed.

WIPA projects are community-based organizations that are authorized by Social Security to provide free benefits counseling to disability beneficiaries to help them make informed choices about work and financial independence. Each WIPA project has certified Community Work Incentives Counselors (CWICs) who provide one-on-one counseling about benefits and the effect of work on those benefits.

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Meet Ben! An Introduction to Ticket to Work

Lisa Seeley

Do you want to work? Do you have questions about working while receiving Social Security disability benefits? You’re not alone. Social Security wants you to meet “Ben” in a new video brought to you by the Ticket to Work program. Ben receives Social Security disability benefits but wants to work. Before he can get started, he needs to understand how working will affect his benefits.

When you watch this four minute video, you will meet Ben and learn more about Ben’s journey to financial independence using the Ticket program. You can watch him learn about working and benefits as well as his options for finding free support services to help him along the way. Ben also learns what happens when you contact the Ticket to Work Help Line, his options for selecting a service provider to help him meet his work goals and how to make a plan for going to work.

Meet Ben today by visiting the Ticket to Work YouTube channel!

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10,000 Facebook Fans and Counting!



This week we reached 10,000 fans on our Facebook page! While the number of fans we have is less important than how active our community is, it is an exciting milestone. Since its launch, our Facebook page has allowed us to share important resources and information from you as well as help answer your questions about the program.

Our community is diverse, active and vocal! We hope you keep asking important questions about disability benefits, the Ticket to Work program, other Work Incentives and resources for people living with disabilities and make your opinions heard! We also encourage you to watch for our live question and answer (Q&A) sessions that regularly follow Work Incentive Seminar Events on Wednesday afternoons. If you want to join a future Q&A session, sign up for email updates at www.choosework.net/signup to keep abreast on upcoming events.

It’s been a fun ride to 10,000! We want to thank you and all who have “liked” us and engaged our community. Now, help us reach 20,000 by sharing us with your friends!

If you’re not currently a fan, check us out at www.facebook.com/choosework. We would love to hear from you!

 

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