Benefits Counseling & Ticket to Work

Benefits Counseling & Ticket to Work

Benefits Counseling

Benefits Counseling Services are provided by a certified Benefits Counselors/Work Incentive Practitioner.

The Benefits Counselor can help beneficiaries understand how working will affect their federal and state benefits, including but not limited to:

A Benefits Counselor can explain how earnings from employment will affect a beneficiary’s Social Security benefits. The counselor will also explain the importance of reporting your wages within a timely manner to Social Security to help avoid receiving an overpayment.

Social Security Work Incentives

Social Security Work Incentives can also be utilized to help beneficiaries transition into an employment situation without immediately losing their benefits.

Some examples of Work Incentives can include:

Abilities of Northwest Jersey is proud to share that we are on track to provide Benefits Counseling with a certified WIP (Work Incentive Practitioner).

Our Benefits Counselor will have completed a certified program offered through Cornell University and will be credentialed to provide a qualify service.

For more information email or call (908)689-7460

Ticket to Work

Ticket to Work is a free employment service program developed by the Social Security Administration in 1999.

Ticket to Work connects you with free employment services to help you decide if working is right for you, prepare you for employment, and maintain success while you are working.

With TTW, you will receive services such as career counseling, vocational rehabilitation, and job placement and training from authorized Ticket to Work service providers, such as Employment Networks (EN) or your State Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) agency.

Affiliate Partner of The Choice Group

Abilities is an affiliate partner of The Choice Group, an approved Employment Network, and is able to accept tickets and offer this program to individuals who receive Social Security disability benefits and are interested in obtaining or advancing employment.

The program provides services to help beneficiaries (ages 18 – 64) achieve new levels of independence and self-sufficiency through stable employment.

As an agency, we will be able to help ticket holders with:

Ticket to Work