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.

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.
Through the Ticket to Work program, you can continue to receive both SSDI and earnings from work for about one year, with additional options after this first year.
You can earn much more money from working than you would ever get from SSDI benefits, plus you can work for a certain time and receive both your earnings and 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.
You can work with an Employment Network like Allsup Employment Services to help you report your earnings. Tracking earnings can be a confusing process, especially to make sure that your records are current with Social Security. Accurate earnings reporting is needed so your SSDI benefits continue as long as they’re available for you, and to stop benefits at the correct time, when applicable. 
It’s important to keep accurate records to make sure you receive the monetary monthly benefits to which you’re entitled.
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.
The Social Security Administration (SSA) oversees Ticket to Work and relies on Employment Networks like Allsup Employment Services to provide free services to individuals like you as you return to work.
No, but many people make mistakes when they go back to work without the help of an Employment Network. You can miss out on important financial benefits, incentives that support your work attempt, and long-term protection for your SSDI benefits. Allsup Employment Services can help you navigate the program and ensure you get the full incentives you’re entitled to receive.
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.
No, it doesn’t cost you anything to use an Employment Network’s services. The Social Security Administration covers Employment Network costs, because they have contracts with Employment Networks to help manage the Ticket to Work program.
Allsup Employment Services can help you no matter where you live. We offer assistance in all 50 states and U.S. territories.
As a Social Security Administration-approved Employment Network, Allsup Employment Services (AES) can help you recruit and hire individuals with disabilities who are medically able and eager to return to work. Once individuals are approved for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits with Allsup’s help, they are introduced to our return to work services and Social Security’s Ticket to Work program. Many of our AES clients also are referred to us by the SSA. Either way, AES can work with employers to source and identify future workers with disabilities.
We understand there’s a misconception about part-time workers with disabilities losing their benefits, including Medicare, if they increase their hours at the job. That is not true. Social Security’s Ticket to Work program benefits employees by allowing them to earn money for several years and still keep their disability benefits if they need them. Our AES experts stand ready to help employers understand the benefits of the Ticket to Work program so more workers with disabilities will consider working full time without fear of losing those important benefits.
Yes, we certainly can. Our experts at Allsup Employment Services (AES) are plugged into a comprehensive database of skilled workers who would like to return to work if they are medically able to do so. We can direct talented candidates to employer websites or other recruitment sources so they can respond to job postings and meet your ongoing hiring needs.
Yes, we can help your current employees with Social Security and Medicare programs. That’s our expertise! For more than 35 years, Allsup has helped over 350,000 former workers with disabilities successfully navigate the complicated and lengthy Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) process. Our success rate is 97% for those who complete the SSDI application and approval process with us. Allsup also offers healthcare insurance services for employees evaluating their options during times of transition, including COBRA, Marketplace plans and Medicare. Learn more about our services for employers.

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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.

Click to read the article on Forbes.com 

*Kilolo Kijakazi was named SSA Acting Commissioner in 2021.