What is Ticket to Work?
The return to gainful employment can be complicated and challenging, especially for individuals receiving Social Security Administration (SSA) disability benefits. Recognizing this challenge, SSA offers support services through the Ticket to Work program to individuals looking to achieve financial self-sufficiency. If you are between the ages of 18 through 64 and are receiving Social Security Administration or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), you likely have a Ticket. SSA disability beneficiary providers under the Ticket to Work program are known as Employment Networks (EN). Employment Network of SW Florida (ENSWFL) operates as an Employment Network under the SSA Ticket to Work program
Want to work and currently receiving Social Security disability benefits?
ENSWFL Employment Specialists will review your transferable skills and help you consider an appropriate job match based on your skills and abilities.
Work Incentives Planning, Assistance, Protection and Advocacy
The goal of the ENSWFL team is to provide Social Security and SSI beneficiaries with disability-related support to achieve a work goal. Our Community Partner Work Incentives Counselors (CPWICs), also assist beneficiaries to connect to vocational and financial supports. These supports include the on-going advisement of your Social Security Disability Benefits – work incentives. ENSWFL CPWICs analyze each individually unique beneficiary’s current benefit status, assist them to connect to needed supports, and follow the individual long-term as the beneficiary works towards economic self-sufficiency, or if that is not possible, improvement of the person’s economic situation through earnings.
Job Search and Placement
ENSWFL Employment Specialists will support your work efforts to discover job leads, prepare you for interviews, and provide action steps to help you enter the workforce.
Long-term Employment Supports
Support does not stop after job placement. You can stay connected to ENSWFL through the Ticket program for up to 5-7 years to ensure a smooth transition to work, and to continue advisement about SSA disability benefits and work incentives, job accommodations and referrals to financial wellness resources.
Are you currently working but still receiving Social Security disability cash benefits and have not assigned your Ticket to Work?
ENSWFL provides Ongoing employment services as follows:
Benefits and Work Incentive
While you are working, it is important for you to have access to certified work incentive and benefits personnel. ENSWFL provides our clients with the most critical component of ongoing employment support by providing our clients with monthly consultations specific to their needs and benefits.
ENSWFL Employment Specialists will support you when you have a new supervisor or the assignment of new job duties. Change is not always easy, but we are here to make sure you are properly advocated for in the event a change does occur and increase your chances of retaining employment.
OF SW FLORIDA (ENSWFL)
8200 NW 41st ST Suite 200 Doral, FL 33166
Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Due to COVID-19 we are operating remotely and by appointment only.