About TICKET TO WORK
If you are an adult and receive Social Security disability or SSI disability benefits, you qualify for the Ticket to Work program.
To encourage your return to work and to help you achieve self-sufficiency, there are many work incentives available to assist you. CareerSource Brevard staff is very familiar with and ready to help you in identifying the ones applicable to your situation.
- A nine-month trial work period where you can earn any amount of wages while still receiving your benefits
- Expedited reinstatement of benefits for any month for up to 36 months after you’ve completed your trial work period in which you were not able to earn substantial wages due to your disability
- Protection from a continuing disability review (CDR) while you are using your Ticket
The Department of the Treasury (Treasury) announced on April 1 that Social Security beneficiaries who are not typically required to file tax returns will not need to file an abbreviated tax return to receive an economic impact payment. The IRS will use the information on the Form SSA-1099 to generate $1,200 economic impact payments to Social Security beneficiaries who did not file tax returns in 2018 or 2019.
Treasury, not Social Security, will make automatic payments to Social Security beneficiaries. Beneficiaries will receive these payments by direct deposit or by paper check, just as they would normally receive their Social Security benefits.
For updates from the IRS, visit www.irs.gov/coronavirus.
Note for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Recipients:
SSA is working closely with Treasury to address outstanding questions about our SSI recipients in an attempt to make the issuance of economic impact payments as quick and efficient as possible. We realize people are concerned, and the IRS will provide additional information at www.irs.gov/coronavirus when available. Please note that we will not consider economic impact payments as income for SSI recipients, and the payments are excluded from resources for 12 months. We will continue to update Social Security’s COVID-19 web page at www.socialsecurity.gov/coronavirus/ as further details become available.
Ticket To Work Calculators
We have put together some calculators to help you estimate the effects of income and exclusions on your monthly budget with an SSI Benefit Check. Remember, these calculators are for estimates only. Social Security will make the official determination when you report your wages.