It is common to complain about work. How many television shows do we see in which the main character is doing whatever he can to get out of work? How often do people find themselves daydreaming about winning the lottery so they don’t have to go to work, and trade in their corporate cubical for a Caribbean cruise?
Work = Purpose
Yes, it is a common theme in our culture that we all want to get away from our jobs and live a life of leisure. However, that collective desire is not genuine. Of course, vacation is always a pleasure. Yet, we as humans would not be happy to have a permanent separation from work.
Indeed, work is something that brings fulfillment personally, economically, socially, and professionally. A job is not just a paycheck. It signifies purpose, it provides us with goals to achieve, and it brings with it a sense of dignity.
If you are someone who is suffering from a disability and are receiving Social Security Disability Insurance benefits (SSDI benefits), it is likely that you are unable to work at a number of occupations. Yet, all the same, you would like to still be productive with your day. If that is the case, then the Social Security Administration’s “Ticket to Work” program may just be for you.
In this article, we will discuss the Ticket to Work program, and you can see if it is something that is worth pursuing. If, after reading this article, you have more questions about your own circumstances related to SSDI, then the SSDI claims lawyers in Jacksonville, at RITE Law, are here to help you.
Our RITE Law SSDI claims lawyers in Jacksonville have your best interests at heart, and we have the training and resources to make sure that you receive the help you need. Our number is (904) 500-RITE or you can fill out our contact form online. We provide a free case evaluation, so call today.
The Ticket to Work Program
Millions of disabled and blind Americans receive monthly Social Security benefits, and/or Supplemental Security Income (SSI). In addition, many also receive assistance with medical bills from Medicare or Medicaid. Many of these people would like to work but worry about losing all their benefits if they take on a job.
In response to that need, the Social Security Administration has a number of work incentives, including the Ticket to Work program. The benefit of the Ticket to Work is that it is a way in which you can keep some SSDI or SSI benefits while you transition to the workplace. And, of course, if you are unable to find employment that fits your circumstances, then you will not lose your benefits.
To be eligible for Ticket to Work, you need to be an adult between the ages of 18 to 64, and you need to be currently receiving disability benefits. The goal of the program is to help you find work that will allow you to earn an income that will result in you becoming financially independent. Yet, it is a way to ensure that you have financial support while you are making the transition.
In sum, the Ticket to Work program provides – free of charge – vocational rehabilitation, training, job referrals, and other employment support services.
The Use of “Employment Networks”
The Ticket to Work program provides you with a choice of a number of “employment networks.” These networks are organizations that provide support to help you find and keep a job. All of the services are at no cost to you.
What is quite helpful is the fact that you can speak with many different employment networks so you can have all the information you need to choose the one that will allow you to achieve your employment goals.
You Won’t Lose Your SSDI Benefits During the Process
One fear you may have is that if you begin the Ticket to Work process, you may lose benefits. That is not so. As long as you are making progress in the Ticket to Work program, Social Security will not interfere by conducting a review of your medical condition. In addition, there is no requirement that you join the Ticket to Work program. It is only available if you want to take advantage of the services it provides.
Get Help from an Experienced SSDI Claims Lawyer in Jacksonville.
At RITE Law, we started the firm for one reason – to help those in Florida and elsewhere have the resources of a firm that was “big enough to fight but small enough to care.” At Rudolph, Israel, Tucker & Ellis (RITE law), we have the resources and experience to go to trial when it is necessary, and we have the wisdom to advise you appropriately.
The Social Security and Supplemental Security Income Disability programs are the largest of several Federal programs that provide assistance to people with physical and/or mental disabilities. Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) pays benefits to you and certain members of your family if you have worked long enough and paid Social Security taxes. Supplemental Security Income (SSI) pays benefits solely based on financial need.
Initial claims for these benefits are often denied by the Social Security Administration (SSA) due to paperwork errors or insufficient medical evidence verifying a disability. There are a number of levels to the appeals system that leaves most people overwhelmed and frustrated.
RITE law we are the SSDI claims lawyers in Jacksonville who can assist you with this lengthy and tedious process. There are no upfront fees, and we are paid only if a benefit is recovered on your behalf.
Without help from the SSI claims attorneys in Jacksonville on the RITE team, trying to make a Social Security benefits claims can lead to a lot of frustration and time and money lost. When you turn to our firm, we spring into action, making sure every detail of your claim is addressed. We answer any questions you have and stand in your corner to give you the best opportunity to receive all the benefits you deserve.
If you’re seeking Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) and/or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) don’t settle for denial or a system that won’t give you answers. Turn to us and give yourself the best shot at the result you’re seeking.
Expect lots of attention, passionate representation, and a healthy disdain for big insurance companies. We believe that leads to the best result possible. Unlike larger firms, your case isn’t handed to a paralegal or assistant to do the heavy lifting. The attorney you meet initially is the one who will be by your side every step of the way.