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Social Security can help you get back to work or back to work

Kylle’ D. McKinney

Kylle' D. McKinney.

If you are dependent on SSI benefits or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits and want to start or return to work, we can help.

Ticket to Work (Ticket) is a career development program for SSDI beneficiaries and SSI recipients who want to work and progress toward financial independence. The Ticket program is free and voluntary. Learn more about the Ticket to Work program at www.ssa.gov/work or call the Ticket to Work Helpline at 1-866-968-7842 or 1-866-833-2967 (TTY) Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET.

In addition to the Ticket to Work program, the Plan for Achieving Self-Support (PASS) program also helps people with disabilities to return to work. A PASS allows you to set aside resources and other income alongside your SSI for a period of time. With a PASS, you can pursue a work goal that will reduce or eliminate your need for SSI or SSDI benefits.

How does a PASS help someone get back to work?

· We base SSI grant and payment amounts on income and resources (value items the person owns).