Q. What is timely progress?
Answer: Every 12 months after you assign your Ticket to Work to an EN, we must decide if you are making the expected progress toward your vocational goal. We look at progress such as completing certain educational goals or getting and keeping a job. We refer to this as a "Timely Progress Review".
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Q. Can I use the Ticket to Work Program if I am self-employed?
Answer: Yes, however we cannot count self-employment income (SEI) until we receive IRS data showing earnings for the closed tax year or until the beneficiary has reported earnings evidence and it has been verified by SSA. Then to receive incentive you must have earned over SGA for the year.
Q. What is EXR - Expedited Reinstatement
Answer: If your benefits ended because you worked and had earnings, you can request that your benefits start again without having to complete a new application. While Social Security Administration determines whether you can get benefits again, they can give you provisional (temporary) benefits for up to 6 months.
Q. Am I eligible for EXR?
Answer: If you are an SSDI or SSI beneficiary who:
Stopped receiving benefits because of earnings from work,
Are unable to work or perform substantial gainful activity,
Are disabled because of an impairment(s) that is the same as or related to the impairment(s) that allowed you to get benefits earlier, and
Make the request within 5 years from the month your benefits ended.
Q: Why should I choose DisABLEd Workers over another EN?
Answer: We try very hard to make sure you are always receiving accurate information so that you can make an informed decision about your benefits and TTW choices.
DisABLED Workers is also one of the few EN's that can offer you a work incentive to pay for work related expenses, and we are the only one that offers the Ticket To Work program in conjunction with the Pass plan.
DisABLEd Workers goal is to assist the disabled community to help them reach their goals with accurate, detailed benefit information. As you might of read on our “About Us” page our company was started by a disabled individual. He has always made it a top priority, that we help those that are disabled in any way we can and to never sign a client until they are completely informed about the positives and/or negatives related to them.
We hope that with our programs we can help you reach your goals.
Q: How do you use the Social Security funds your EN receives?
Answer: The EN receives no funds until the beneficiary finds work and is earning over the TWP amount.
Most ENs keep all the funds to pay for the service they have provided. We give you a good portion of what we receive back, as we feel you are doing your share of the work. Since we believe education will help you land a better job we provide you with assistance through the Pass Plan even though we receive no compensation.
Q: I am not comfortable with giving you my Social Security information
Answer: We completely understand your concern.
Please call Maximus at 1-866-968-7842. You will reach the Social Security program manager for the Ticket to Work program. You will find we are an approved Employment Network (EN) called "DisABLEd WORKERS". Our DUNS - 139944404 will verify that we have a contract with Social Security. We are only listed in Maximus' Directory of ENs for some states; because we choose not to be listed in all States as it would overwhelm our ability to provide you with the best service. We will be listed lower down, as the ENs in your State only are listed at the top, then those serving multiple states.
Q: How do I assign my ticket to DisABLEd Workers?
Answer: Click here: Register This will take you to our registration page to get started!