We are an Employment Network for Ticket to Work
TICKET TO WORK
As an Employment Network for Ticket to Work (TTW) we work with people with disabilities who are seeking to go off benefits and get a full-or part-time job. A lot of people worry that if they try this, they will either lose their medical benefits or be financially challenged. Don’t worry, a major part of our program is working with certified benefits counselors who make sure that you are have continuous medical benefits and financial security. The process of going off benefits and getting a job takes time, and the TTW program was designed to help and support you through this transition.
There are specific requirements to apply for ticket to work. If you are interested, you should:
1) Meet the following requirements, and
2) Complete the Ticket to Work and Services Interest Form by clicking the button below and completing all the information, particularly your contact information so we can reach out to you
* Please do not complete the Ticket to Work and Services Interest Form if you do not meet these requirements. If you do not meet the following requirements, but need assistance with employment, please contact the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation for assistance:
- You must be receiving Social Security benefits (SSI/ SSDI/ or both)
- You must be between the ages of 18- and 64-years-old
- You must not be currently working with another Employment Network or DVR
- You must have a goal of working and reducing dependency on benefits
- You must want to eventually work above the Substantial Gainful Activity (SGA) level. In 2021, the SGA level is $1,470 gross earnings per month for people who are not blind and $2,460 gross earnings per month for people who are blind
- You must be willing to work with CPWD staff towards your employment goals
If you think the TTW program is for you, click below to take the Ticket to Work and Services Interest Form to see if you qualify:
We are also a service provider for the Department of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) through which we provide Benefits Counseling. If you need help with benefits counseling only, contact [email protected] and we will get you connected with a counselor.
People with disabilities are intelligent and capable….and qualified. They may appear as ideal job candidates in writing and through online applications, only to be dismissed as potential employees at the in-person interview due to their disability. CPWD acts as an advocate in our community, educating both employers and job seekers on the best ways to establish effective communication and accommodations so that people with disabilities can engage in meaningful work.
As a Center for Independent Living, CPWD also supports participants with other life and independent living needs during and after the job-placement process such as applying for Social Security, finding housing or moving, transportation training and other needs as they arise.
(Above) Certificate of Excellence in Benefits Counseling awarded to Jan Dabroski, Benefits Counselor