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, called the Trial Work Period (TWP). After the TWP, you can also receive SSDI benefits for any month where your earnings fall too low.
Through the Ticket to Work Program, you can receive both SSDI and earnings from work at the same time for about one year, with additional options after this first year.
Social Security’s Ticket to Work Program can help you get back to work while receiving SSDI. You can earn much more money from working than you would ever get from Social Security disability benefits, plus you can work for a certain time and receive both your job earnings and SSDI with Ticket to Work.
Social Security oversees how much you can earn and continue to receive SSDI benefits. Earn any amount during the 9 month Trial Work Period that you attempt to work. Allsup Employment Services 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 (AES) to help you report your earnings. Tracking earnings can be a confusing process, especially making sure that your records are current with Social Security. AES also has the Allsup app for Apple and Android devices, which allows you to upload your pay stubs to your online account.
Accurate earnings reporting is needed so your Social Security disability benefits continue as long as they’re available for you, and to stop benefits at the correct time, when applicable. 
The Ticket to Work Program is offered through the Social Security Administration (SSA) and 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 the Ticket to Work Program and authorizes certain Employment Networks like Allsup Employment Services to provide free services to individuals like you as you return to work.
No, but it would be in your best interest to do so. Without the help of a Social Security-authorized Employment Network, like Allsup Employment Services, you can miss out on important financial benefits, incentives that support you working while on SSDI, and long-term protection for your Social Security disability benefits, including Medicare coverage. Allsup Employment Services can help you navigate the Ticket to Work Program and ensure you get the full incentives you’re eligible to receive.
An Employment Network (EN) is an organization that enters into an agreement with the Social Security Administration (SSA) to provide services under the Ticket to Work Program to individuals like you who are returning to work after a medical absence. 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 (EN) services. The Social Security Administration covers EN costs, because they have contracts with ENs like Allsup Employment Services to help manage the Ticket to Work Program.
Allsup Employment Services can support you in the Ticket to Work Program 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 their benefits.
Yes, we can. Our experts at Allsup Employment Services (AES) have access to a comprehensive database of skilled workers who would like to return to work if they are medically able. 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 disability and Medicare programs. That’s our expertise! For nearly 40 years, Allsup has helped over 375,000 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 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.
The Social Security Administration has provided your contact information and asked Allsup Employment Services and other Employment Networks to reach out to you with information about the Ticket to Work Program. We are a Social Security-authorized Employment Network, which means Social Security has approved our services and asked us to help more people like you get back to work when you are ready.  

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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.

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*Kilolo Kijakazi was named SSA Acting Commissioner in 2021.