Benefit Counseling: Work Incentives Benefit Specialists
What do work incentives benefit specialists do?
Work incentives benefit specialists offer support to people with disabilities by helping them make informed decisions about employment. They help people understand how they could benefit from working, and explain special rules about returning to work. They also help people understand how their work and earnings can affect their disability benefits.
Work incentives benefit specialists can also help explain Social Security’s Ticket to Work program, which provides free job support to people with disabilities who want to work.
Where can I find a work incentives benefit specialist?
Through the Ticket to Work program
You can visit the Ticket to Work website, or call 866-968-7842 or 866-833-2967 (TTY). You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Through the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
If you’re currently working with the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR), you can talk with your counselor about getting help from a work incentives benefit specialist.
Through a Medicaid long-term care program
If you’re currently enrolled in one of the following programs, talk with your case manager or consultant about getting help from a work incentives benefit specialist:
- Children’s long-term support: You can work!—help transitioning from childhood to adult life and work with a disability
- Employment initiatives—help addressing barriers to working and living in a community for people with a disability