If you’re looking to enter the job market, taking advantage of the Ticket to Work (TTW) program could be the next best step. Our employment professionals match your unique skills and interests with potential employers and provide ongoing support to help you find bigger and better job opportunities. We also protect your existing Social Security disability benefits, giving you peace of mind as you find your dream job.
What Kinds of Jobs Can I Get With a Ticket to Work?
Disability Services of America helps Ticketholders get the training and support they need to increase their chances of productive employment. Even disabled individuals with little or no work history can find fulfilling jobs that incorporate their strengths and preferences.
Ticketholders could be suited to employment in a variety of industries, including:
- Administrative Work. Administrative assistants play an essential role in maintaining any organization’s operations. These positions are ideal for individuals with computer skills, are task-oriented, and thrive in clerical work such as filing, answering phone calls, and scheduling meetings.
- Hospitality. Individuals who enjoy working with people and have excellent customer service skills might want to explore a career in hospitality. The hospitality industry has various entry-level job opportunities that Ticketholders could be physically and mentally capable of performing, such as hotel front desk attendants, restaurant servers, and bartenders.
- Data Entry. Data entry jobs are ideal for individuals who prefer working alone in a quiet environment. Data entry requires accurately typing large volumes of information into a database, software program, or spreadsheet. The job requires excellent attention to detail, speed, and high proficiency in typing.
- Customer Service. Customer service jobs are ideal for individuals who enjoy interacting with people and solving problems. Depending on skills and qualifications, positions could include contact center representative, technical support representative, and help desk support personnel.
- Health Care. Health care positions require individuals who are passionate about helping others, work well in a team, and have excellent communication skills. The health care sector provides job opportunities with various positions, including nursing assistants, medical receptionists, and transport technicians.
- Federal Employment. As a Ticketholder, you have special hiring authority for U.S. government jobs under Schedule A. This allows the federal government to hire disabled job applicants on a trial basis without making them compete against non-disabled candidates. If a disabled applicant’s performance is satisfactory, they can be considered for competitive employment positions on a career track.
- Remote Work. Many Ticket to Work Program participants can perform work-from-home jobs, such as individuals with physical limitations, mental health conditions, or transportation issues. Remote employment allows disabled workers to earn a steady income and explore opportunities for advancement from the comfort and stability of their homes.
We Help You Through Applications and Interviews to Find Your Ideal Job
We know how difficult it can be to return to work after years of unemployment. Ticketholders may see a recurrence of disability or be discouraged by the hiring process, tempting them to give up on work altogether. That’s why we provide ongoing, personalized support to help disabled applicants stay positive and focused.
One of our strengths is helping people navigate the interview process. You may be asked about your qualifications, ability to perform essential functions of the job, or prolonged absence from employment. We conduct practice interviews and coaching to help you overcome challenging questions on applications and in person, allowing you to present your abilities in a positive manner.
We provide all Ticket to Work services free of charge, including:
- Helping you create or update your resume
- Our proven job search methodology to secure employment
- Benefits counseling so you know precisely how much SSDI and SSI you are entitled to each month
- Protection from Continuing Disability Reviews (CDR)
- Career counseling, vocational rehabilitation, educational opportunities, and other support services
- Helping you keep your eligibility for Medicare health benefits
- Advising you on how to fill out any SSA forms
- Following up with you to give you the confidence and support you need to maintain employment
Let Us Help You Into Fulfilling, Competitive Employment
If you want to work without forfeiting your benefits, Disability Services of America can help. Our benefit and employment professionals have been helping individuals receiving SSI and SSDI to return to work for over ten years. Please fill out our online contact form or call (888) 689-6760 to complete a quick intake with one of our team members.