Find meaningful work with the right supports

The Ticket to Work program is a great way for people who get Social Security benefits to return to the workforce, or try working for the first time. The system is designed to help people achieve financial independence at their own pace – but it can be difficult to navigate by yourself.

We are an approved Employment Network provider for Social Security as a member of the American Dream Employment Network (ADEN). That means we can help you or your loved one find meaningful work AND understand the impact of work on benefits like Social Security, Medicaid & Medicare, and many other public benefits programs. Our services are 100% FREE for people who opt into the Ticket to Work Program. We can work with you from start to finish, or with long-term support once you’re done working with a state vocational rehabilitation agency (sometimes called a Ticket “handoff”).

Who is the program for?

Anyone who receives SSI or SSDI who is 18-64 years old, and wants to move toward a meaningful career and financial independence, is eligible for the program. To learn more about Social Security’s program, you can visit their website here:

We are a national service provider – meaning, we can work with you anywhere you are (in the United States)! Our services are all virtual, using phone calls, video conferencing, email, and even texting. Our home base is in Virginia, if you’re curious.

What services do we offer?

We offer 5 core services:

Career Counseling

  • Help you learn what kind of work matches your skills and interests
  • Make sure your future career is a good fit for you and that you are a good fit for your employer
  • Set you up for long-term success

Job Search Support

  • Resume writing and editing
  • Job searching
  • Navigate the application and assessment process
  • Interview preparation and practice

Ongoing Employment Support

  • Make sure you get accustomed to work and schedule changes
  • Help you manage your life changes
  • Navigate the reasonable accommodation process to help you be successful at work
  • Teach you to effectively communicate with your employer and how to pursue promotions and raises

Benefits and Work Incentives Advisement

  • Explain how income interacts with benefits like SSI and SSDI, Medicaid and Medicare, SNAP food assistance, Waiver, and more
  • Identify additional programs or work incentives to help you maximize benefits and feel secure with work
  • Explain reporting requirements and help understand letters from Social Security

General Financial Wellness Support

  • We can provide basic personal finance education and coaching in-house
  • Help with budgeting, understanding credit, debt, and loans, bills & payments, and savings & investments

Why choose us?

Sarah and Bethany

A Personal Touch

There are a lot of moving pieces for someone on Social Security benefits who wants to work. You’ll work with Sarah and her team from start to finish, and always have them to turn to with questions or concerns.

Dedication to Your Success

This is a long-term relationship, and we are here to ensure that you have everything you need to be successful. If there is a challenge you are facing, we will not stop until we overcome it.

Passion and Experience

Sarah has been helping people since 2013, in half a dozen states across the country, find meaningful work. She has a lot of knowledge about the worlds of employment and Social Security, especially when it comes to navigating how those work together. She will make sure that everything makes sense to you, so that you can make informed choices about moving forward with work.

Education and Training

Our team is highly trained and experienced in providing employment supports and benefits planning. They hold credentials like Certified Rehabilitation Counselor and Work Incentives Practitioner, and have backgrounds in vocational rehabilitation, the medical field, staffing & employment services, and more.