The intent of disability benefits from the Social Security Administration is to provide financial support for those who are unable to work because of a disabling medical condition. For many in California, these benefits are essential as they are no longer able to maintain gainful employment. However, others may benefit from the SSA’s Ticket To Work program, an option designed for those who can slowly reenter the workforce over time.
What is it?
The intent of the Ticket To Work program is to reduce reliance on disability benefits. Those with disabilities who could work are able to find certain types of assistance they may need as they try to find employment and secure a way to earn an income. The program is designed to support future financial independence for those who have certain disabilities.
Participation in the Ticket To Work program is voluntary. Those who apply may have concerns about how income could affect their eligibility for disability benefits, but there is a trial work period as participants begin working again. This allows for those in Ticket To Work to keep their benefits up to a certain point after they begin earning an income
More about disability benefits
A California applicant seeking disability benefits may find it helpful to learn as much as possible about how the SSA views disability and what things could affect eligibility for benefits. Before applying for Ticket To Work, filing for disability benefits or making any other important decisions, it will be helpful to seek the counsel of an attorney experienced in this area.