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DO YOU RECEIVE SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY BENEFITS?

Are you:

  • Testing your ability to work but need to continue to receive SSDI or SSI benefits?
  • Working towards financial independence?
  • Starting a business or continuing your education?

GOOD NEWS!

Social Security’s Work Incentives and Ticket to Work Program can make it possible to test your ability to work and still receive monthly disability payments and extended healthcare coverage.

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FOR GENERAL INFORMATION CALL THE TICKET TO WORK HELPLINE:

866.968.7842 (Voice)   •  866.833.2967 (TTY)

Or, go online to the “ChooseWork” website: www.chooseworkttw.net

TICKET TO WORK HELPLINE

Get general information about the Ticket to Work and SSA Work Incentives.

Find information about CWICs, Employment Networks (ENs) and other employment-related assistance available in your area.

COMMUNITY WORK INCENTIVES COORDINATORS (CWICS)

CWICs explain Social Security work incentives and help you apply them while developing a plan to either return to or continue working.

SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION RULES

These rules are called “work incentives.” Work incentives are rules that protect benefits while making an effort to work.

women brailleWORK INCENTIVE PLANNING AND ASSISTANCE (WIPA) PROGRAM

What can you expect?

Advice on working and earning potential while receiving SSDI and/or SSI.

An explanation of federal, state and local work incentives and benefits, and assistance with identifying when work causes a change in your SSDI and/or SSI benefits.

Information about how the Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS), and other Employment Networks can support your efforts to secure and retain work.

Opportunities to explore employment options and long-term supports.

Information about other resources that can assist you.

men wheelchairsALREADY WORKING OR HAVE A JOB OFFER PENDING?

Contact the Houston Center for Independent Living at 1.877.877.7802 and ask to speak with a CWIC.

The Social Security Administration provides 95% of the resources for this project and HCIL, Inc. provides the remaining 5%.

This web page is funded through a Social Security cooperative agreement. Although Social Security reviewed this web page for accuracy, it does not constitute an official Social Security communication.

Brazoria County Center for Independent Living

small bccil1104-D East Mulberry
Angleton, Texas 77515
Voice/TTY: (979)849-7060
Fax: (979)849-8465
bccil@neosoft.com

Houston Center for Independent Living

small hcil6201 Bonhomme Road
Suite 150 South
Houston, Texas 77036
Voice/TTY: (713) 974-4621
TTY Direct: (713) 974-2703
Fax: (713) 974-6927
hcil@neosoft.com

Fort Bend Center for Independent Living

small fbcil12946 Dairy Ashford Road
Suite 110
Sugar Land, Texas 77478
Voice/TTY: (281)980-2219
Fax: (281)980-2298
fbcil@neosoft.com