Returning to work after a debilitating disability or illness is a complicated matter. Many face unique challenges such as explaining the gap on their resume, later work years and requests for special accomodations of the new employer.
December 2019 marked the 20 year anniversary of Social Security’s Ticket to Work (TTW) program. The Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Improvement Act was signed into law Dec. 17, 1999, and included provisions that help Social Security disability recipients find jobs and return to work.
More than 156 million U.S. workers are insured for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and could also benefit from the Ticket to Work program if they experience a work-disrupting disability during their careers. For more information regarding the Ticket to Work Program, check out the Yahoo! News full article here.