BESB: SSA Ticket to Work

SSA Ticket to Work


Do you know what to do with your "Ticket" from Social Security?

BESB can help you

  • understand what your "ticket" means

  • understand how work will affect your government benefits

  • decide how to use your ticket

  • find employment that meets your needs

What is the Ticket to Work Program?

The Ticket to Work and Self-Sufficiency Program is a voluntary program which assists people receiving disability benefits to go to work by decreasing barriers to employment and increasing their choice of vocational service providers.

What do I do with my ticket?

  • Place your ticket with the Bureau of Education and Services for the Blind

  • Choose not to use your ticket at this time

  • Place your ticket with another Employment Network for employment services

Why work with the Bureau of Education and Services for the Blind for your employment needs?

BESB can make available comprehensive benefits planning through the Connect to Work Center.  The Center provides a single source of information about how you can go to work, maintain health care benefits, and understand how your benefits will be affected.

Benefits counselors throughout the state provide accurate, timely information, assessment, and planning tools to understand your current benefit status and plan for the future.  These counselors are available to anyone receiving disability benefits who is working or considering work.

BESB has the experience

The Bureau of Education and Services for the Blindís vocational counselors all meet national standards for training.  This highly qualified staff is experienced in meeting the unique needs of each individual.

BESB can provide comprehensive services to assist you to achieve employment.

Depending upon your individual employment needs BESB can provide an array of services including counseling and guidance about career and employment decisions; assessment services; job-placement services; job coaching; employment training; rehabilitation technology; and vehicle and home modifications.

For more information about the Ticket to Work Program and about the Bureau of Education and Services for the Blind, call 1-800-842-4510 or 860-602-4010 to be connected with a vocational counselor.

The Bureau of Education and Services for the Blind is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer, and offers its programs regardless of race, color, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, religion, age, sex, or marital status.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, this information is available upon request in braille, on audio cassette, or on computer diskette by calling 1-800-842-4510, 860-602-4010, or 860-602-4221 (TDD/TTY).

Content Last Modified on 12/11/2014 1:42:04 PM