The Social Security Administration (SSA) is teaming up with the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) to host two events this month. The events will both focus on the Social Security Administration’s Ticket to Work program.
The Ticket to Work program helps people with disabilities who are receiving Social Security benefits explore employment opportunities and strive for financial independence. The Department of Labor publishes the employment rates for young adults (ages 20-24) with disabilities and young adults without disabilities. In April of this year, the employment rate for young adults with a disability was 30%, versus 62% for young adults without a disability. In May the figures changed only slightly with employment for young adults with a disability increasing to 34% and the employment rate for young adults without a disability remaining unchanged at 62%. The two events this month are an effort by the SSA to narrow this gap.
On June 22nd, at 12 p.m. EDT, Social Security’s Ticket to Work program (@chooseworkssa) and the American Association of People with Disabilities (@AAPD) are hosting a Twitter chat geared to young adults looking ahead at the transition from education to the workforce. To join the conversation, follow the hashtag #DEChat at 12 p.m. EDT. Click here for more information.
On June 27th from 3-4 p.m. EDT, the SSA is hosting a free webinar that will cover work incentives, including Medicaid/Medicare protections, answers to FAQs, and resources for information or next steps. For more information on the Webinar and to register click here.
If you or someone you know is interested in the Ticket to Work program, join one of these events to learn more!