What is the ticket to work program for SSI SSDI SSD benefits?
The following answer is from: https://faq.ssa.gov/link/portal/34011/34019/Article/3727/What-is-the-Ticket-To-Work-Program
The Ticket To Work Program can help Social Security beneficiaries go to work, get a good job that may lead to a career, save more money, and become financially independent, all while they keep their health coverage. Ticket to Work is a free and voluntary program that gives beneficiaries real choices that can help them create and lead better lives. Individuals who receive Social Security benefits because of a disability probably already qualify for the program.
The following answer is Attorney Walter Hnot’s annotated response to the previous answer.
Think of this program as the carrot system to get you financially independent from disability benefits, through work earned income. The idea is that you can be weaned off of disability benefits. They allow you to slowly decrease your disability benefits, which is a huge financial benefit to the claimant. Additionally, you get to keep your medical insurance…hey hey pretty nice. The point is that it's a system for getting you back to work, and off of the disability program, thereby saving the government money, and getting you back to building society.