Category: Vocational Rehabilitation
2/10 Webinar @ 3 PM EST: Common Benefits Questions From Those on SSDI or SSI
My Employment Options will present a free February 10, 2021 webinar on Common Benefit Questions in the SSA Ticket to Work Program. Topics include who is eligible for Ticket to Work, the difference between SSDI and SSI, rules for working while on SSDI, rules for working while on SSI, common questions and myths, how to report your earnings, and the stages of Ticket to Work. Find more information and register at https://www.myemploymentoptions.com/webinar-registration-page/.
Free Resume Tips Webinar
My Employment Options will present a March 21, 2019 Resume Tips Workshop webinar. Topics include Formatting Tips For Resumes, How To Create Work At Home Resumes, How to Create Onsite Job Resumes, Gaps in Employment, and Career Changes.
Register at https://www.myemploymentoptions.com/webinar-registration-form/.
My Employment Options also offers free job placement services for recipients of SSDI and SSI, including work at home. See https://www.myemploymentoptions.com/apply-now/ for details.
Vocational Rehabilitation Resources: The Ticket to Work Program
One of the Network’s quality improvement activities (QIA) in 2018 focuses on efforts to support the gainful employment of ESRD patients ages 18-54 who are not currently enrolled in vocational rehabilitation or accessing services.
Each facility participating in the QIA has been asked to conduct a vocational rehabilitation (VR) audit for all patients in CROWNWeb to identify eligibility, interest in VR, documentation of referral, and utilization of services.
To help accomplish goals of the QIA, the Social Security Administration’s Ticket to Work program can provide information for patients about returning to work without losing their disability benefits. The website includes valuable resources:
- Employment Network’s search tool
- Success Stories to support patient referral efforts
- Past and upcoming webinars
- Blog that provides daily updates on the program
Understanding the Importance of Vocational Rehabilitation for ESRD Patients
For many years, Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) and Employment Networks (EN) were thought of as programs for individuals without a disability. Today, more people with disabilities are finding out that is not true and that VR/EN is more than just about employment. In the article titled “Vocational Rehabilitation for People with Disabilities” Gloria K. Lee describes employment as a fundamental right for people with disabilities. She goes on to define VR from an intervention perspective describing the complex process of VR and the different components involved. By reading this article you will understand the importance of assisting ESRD patients in obtaining in VR/EN services to improve their quality of life.
Ticket to Work: Resources for Patients on SSI/SSDI
Do your patients want to re-enter the work force? Do they need vocational training? The Social Security Administration’s Ticket to Work Program can help Social Security beneficiaries go to work while they keep their health coverage. Ticket to Work service providers offer Social Security disability beneficiaries (persons who receive SSI or SSDI), age 18 through 64, who want to work with free job support. Services offered may include job coaching, job counseling, training, benefits counseling and job placement. Additional information and resources to help your patients learn more about the Ticket to Work program and Social Security’s Work Incentives are available below:
- Learn more about Social Security’s Work Incentives available
- Read Frequently Asked Questions about the Ticket to Work program
- View success stories of beneficiaries who have used the Ticket program to build a better life and achieve financial independence
- Sign up for a free WISE webinar to learn more about Ticket to Work and Work Incentives
Call the Ticket to Work Help Line at 1-866-968-7842/ 866-833-2967 (TTY)