Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, you can go back to work without losing your Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). If that’s not your only question, keep reading to learn more. Prefer talking to reading? Get on the phone with one of our experts.
SSDI and Working
Can I get SSDI and work at the same time?Yes, you can receive SSDI benefits and work for a specific time period. Following that time period, you can also receive SSDI benefits for any month where your earnings fall too low.
How much money can I earn and still keep my SSDI?Social Security oversees how much you can earn and continue to receive SSDI benefits. During the first year you attempt to work, you may earn as much as you are capable. We can help you understand your options over time, especially if you’re able to work for longer than a year.
Ticket to Work
What is Ticket to Work?Ticket to Work is a program offered through the Social Security Administration (SSA) that provides you with many advantages when you go back to work, including continuing to receive SSDI income and Medicare coverage while working.
What is an Employment Network?An Employment Network (EN) is an organization that enters into an agreement with the Social Security Administration (SSA) to provide services to individuals like you. Allsup Employment Services is an SSA-approved EN and is listed in their national directory.
Why did I receive a call from Allsup Employment Services regarding the Ticket to Work Program?
SSDI and Working
Can I get SSDI and work at the same time?
How long can I get SSDI and work?
Why would I go back to work if my SSDI benefits will stop?
How much money can I earn and still keep my SSDI?
How do I report earnings?
Why do I have to keep track of my earnings?
Ticket to Work
What is Ticket to Work?
Who oversees Ticket to Work?
Do I have to participate in Ticket to Work to go back to work?
What is an Employment Network?
Does it cost me anything to use an Employment Network?
Do I need to use an Employment Network in my area?
We need to hire more people with disabilities. How can we go about this?
We already hire several, excellent part-time workers with disabilities, and we’re finding some do not want to increase their hours. Is there a way to address this issue? Our part-time employees are afraid of losing benefits including Medicare. Is this a possibility?
We’re recruiting at several different levels and don’t have the time or experience to identify top-quality workers with disabilities. Can you help us?
Helping our employees deal with Social Security or Medicare programs seems complicated. Can you help us with that?
Why am I receiving calls from Allsup Employment Services or other Employment Networks regarding the Ticket to Work program?
Forbes Feature with Paula Morgan
Ticket To Work - Q&A With Kilolo Kijakazi*
As we emerge from the pandemic and return to more typical routines, I spoke with Kilolo Kijakazi, Deputy Commissioner for Retirement and Disability Policy at the Social Security Administration, about the successes, changes and challenges the TTW program has endured this past year.
*Kilolo Kijakazi was named SSA Acting Commissioner in 2021.