Ticket to Work Program with Newton Services Foundation

Ticket to Work Program with Newton Services Foundation

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Understanding Social Security’s Ticket to Work Program with Newton Services Foundation

Finding financial independence after facing a health setback in your career doesn’t have to be a daunting task.

Newton Services Foundation assists former employees with disabilities re-enter the workforce through the Social Security Administration’s Ticket to Work (TTW) Program. By filing and having an approval of a claim for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits, you can become eligible for our employment aid.

Every year, around 2 million former workers apply for SSDI due to severe disability. After approval for disability benefits, SSDI recipients get monthly income, eligibility for Medicare after 24 months and access to our complimentary Ticket to Work assistance.

Our case managers nationwide provide free resources and services to SSDI beneficiaries who reached medical stability to gear up for employment again. The Social Security Administration (SSA) oversees TTW, and Newton Services Foundation is here to connect you with the resources to establish a fulfilling career again. Let's explain how it works.

What Is The Ticket to Work Program?

The SSA introduced the Ticket to Work Program to assist Americans with disabilities following the legislation passed by Congress. The importance of SSDI, which includes monthly income and free job assistance, is crucial for U.S. workers. About 7 million adults qualify for TTW as they receive SSDI benefits.

The Ticket to Work program offers services such as:

- Career counseling.

- Job referrals.

- Resume assistance.

- Interview preparation.

- Job search assistance.

These services are free and you'll continue to receive your benefits while participating in the program.

The Ticket To Work Network

The SSA teams up with vocational rehabilitation agencies, employment networks, and workforce development organizations as part of TTW. These organizations offer employment services and other resources to job seekers.

Employment Networks (EN)

An Employment Network (EN) authorized by the SSA to offer services can comprise:

- Nonprofit organizations.

- Government agencies.


Newton Services Foundation, functioning as an EN, coordinates services for job seekers once they assigned their ticket to the EN. This enables TTW participants to get assistance with job placement and transitioning into their new roles.

Want to learn more about what an employment network is? Visit our website.

Who Qualifies For Ticket to Work?

The Ticket to Work Program is available to anyone aged 18 to 64, currently receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or SSDI due to a disability. While previously the program required paper tickets sent by mail, that is no longer necessary. Eligibility can now be verified by your preferred service provider.

How Ticket To Work Impacts Your Benefits

An advantage of Ticket to Work is that participants continuously receive their benefits, including SSDI income and Medicare coverage, while attempting to work. The program also ensures that you continue to receive Medicare (medical coverage) once your earnings exceed SSDI payments.

Those currently receiving Medicare coverage can continue to do so for at least 93 months after the last month of the Trial Work Period. Learn more about the Trial Work Period.

For more information about how Ticket to Work Impacts your benefits, learn more here.

How To Get Started

If you qualify for the Ticket to Work program, getting started is straightforward.

1. Verify your eligibility by calling the Ticket to Work Help Line or contact Newton Services Foundation at (888) 865-8267 to confirm your eligibility.

2. Choose your service provider. The SSA website's Find Help tool allows you to search for providers, or you can contact Newton Services Foundation to learn more about our services and how to assign your ticket to us.

Develop A Plan

Assigning your ticket implies that you've picked a provider. Now, you can collaborate with your service provider or case manager to create a plan for moving forward.

You and your case manager will set up a plan to assist you in achieving your career goals. Your case manager can show you the way toward these goals, which may include:

- Completing educational/training requirements.

- Aiming for a specific salary level.

- Recognizing skills from prior work applicable to a new job.

- Preparing your job application materials (resume, work history, etc.).

You'll be expected to make timely progress, setting and meeting benchmarks in your journey towards independence. Your timeline is curated based on your unique situation, and you can work with your EN to formulate a plan that fits your needs. Once your plan is finalized, you can review and sign it, kicking off your return to work.

Get The Employment Assistance You Deserve With Newton Services Foundation

Specializing in helping SSDI recipients return to work, Newton Services Foundation, an SSA-authorized Employment Network, offers free resources and services to beneficiaries nationwide through the Ticket to Work program.

It is our mission at Newton Services Foundation to assist former workers with disabilities to rejoin the workforce after recovering from an ailment or injury. We have aided thousands of clients, and your first step towards financial independence may commence today.

To learn more, explore our website. You can also reach out to us directly at (888) 865-8267.

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