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Ticket to Work
Are you Receiving Benefits and Interested in Working?
Security's Ticket to Work and Self-Sufficiency Program helps people
between 18 and 64 who receive Social Security Disability Insurance
(SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits and are
interested in going to work. It is completely voluntary.
How It Works
People eligible for the program are issued a "Ticket" by Social Security
which they can use to get services they need to go to work. Services
can be provided by the Alaska Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
(DVR) or other agencies, called Employment Networks (ENs).
Find Employment Networks
You can find Employment Networks approved to provide services in Alaska at this website, which is run by Maximus, a company hired by Social Security to answer questions about the Ticket to Work program.
Maximus also has a Ticket to Work Helpline: 1-866-968-7842 where you can:
- Learn more about Ticket to Work;
- Find out if you are eligible; and
- Get help if you have problems with an EN and have first tried working through the EN's complaint process.
How DVR Can Help You
The Alaskan Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) helps Alaskans with disabilities
get and keep good jobs. Here are just some of our services:
- Explain how earned income
might affect all your benefits (medical, housing, social security, food
stamps, etc) and help you take best advantage of Social Security work incentives.
- Provide counseling, especially about disability issues that affect you.
- Help you choose the job goal that’s right for you.
- Find other agencies that can help you remain employed.
Click here to learn about our program and other services.
Contact the office closest to you.