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What is the Ticket to Work Program?

The Social Security Administration has a program to help disabled individuals return to work known as the Ticket to Work program. See This program applies to Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits. Step 1 of the Ticket to Work program is a Trial Work Period (TWP). During TWP the individual receives full SSDI benefits regardless of earnings. TWP starts when gross earnings exceed $840/month. It continues until the individual accumulates 9 TWP service months (not necessarily consecutive) within a 60 month period. The Social Security Administration (SSA) will not conduct [...]

By |2018-10-03T11:03:02+00:00July 26th, 2018|Disability Law Blog|0 Comments

How do Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits differ from Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits? (updated May 21, 2019)

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). Every worker has a FICA deduction withheld from his/her paycheck. A portion of this deduction is used to fund the Social Security disability benefits program. SSDI is a disability insurance program for workers. A worker pays into the Social Security system, and in return the worker is eligible for disability benefits in the event he/she becomes unable to work. […]

By |2019-05-21T11:16:20+00:00May 21st, 2019|Disability Law Blog|0 Comments

Disability Law & Attorney Wellness

On December 8, 2017 I spoke at a seminar sponsored by the Disability Advocacy Section of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice on the topic of attorney wellness. The practice of law is a high stress profession. In this seminar I share some tips on how to manage stress in a healthy manner. The manuscript for my presentation is set forth below. […]

By |2019-07-19T11:56:41+00:00October 3rd, 2018|Disability Law Blog|0 Comments
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