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Ticket to Work

Ticket to Work

What is the Ticket Program?

Ticket to Work is a free employment service program developed by the Social Security Administration (SSA). Easterseals NJ works with Easterseals DC, VA, MD an approved Administrative Employment Network, to offer this program to individuals who are receiving Social Security disability benefits and who are interested in obtaining or advancing in employment. The program provides services to help participants achieve greater independence and self-sufficiency through employment.

How Does the Program Work for You?

The Ticket Program is flexible and voluntary. Beneficiaries receiving Tickets can connect with an Easterseals NJ Employment Specialist for support services. The ES will work with you to develop a work plan to assist you in reaching your employment goal.

Oftentimes individuals fear losing their benefits if they were to go back to work, work more hours, or obtain a higher paying job.
Our program’s primary area of focus is:

  1. Employment Assistance and Follow Along Support - assists SSDI beneficiaries and SSI recipients in obtaining and retaining employment.


There are many advantages of the Ticket to Work program.

  1. Earn more money
  2. Keep your benefits while exploring employment
  3. Expedited benefits reinstatement if you become unable to work
  4. Protection from continuing medical reviews
  5. Satisfaction and fulfillment that comes with self-sufficiency


Ticketholders may receive assistance with:

  • Career planning
  • Personalized follow along and coaching
  • Goal setting
  • Resume Preparation
  • Job search assistance
  • Community resource navigation
  • Benefits education


Who is eligible?

Navigating your disability and health benefits can be tricky. If you are between the ages of 18 and 64, currently receiving Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) cash benefits and would like assistance in entering, re-entering, or advancing the workforce with a long-term goal of working off your cash benefits, the Ticket to Work program is designed ideally for you.

If you are interested in finding out more about the Ticket to Work program, please email tickettowork@nj.easterseals.com

Last updated: March 10, 2021

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