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You can get SSDI
and go back to work.

It’s a fact that many people just don’t know.

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) helps when you can’t work – and when you’d like to try working again. Benefits include a steady monthly income and access to Medicare, plus Ticket to Work. It protects all your SSDI benefits during recovery and when you try working again.

Ready to talk more about SSDI and work?

Call now or request a call from us. We’ll give you all the details about Ticket to Work, advantages we offer as an Employment Network, where you’ll start, and more.

Mon. – Fri., 8 am – 5 pm CT

Call (866) 540-5105

After Business Hours

Request a Call

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What Is Social Security Disability Insurance?

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is a payroll tax-funded, federal insurance program. A portion of the FICA taxes you pay are set aside for SSDI (as well as Social Security Retirement and Medicare). SSDI was established in 1956 and is designed to provide you with income if you’re unable to work due to a disability or until your condition improves, and guarantees income if your condition doesn’t improve. Upon retirement age (65 or older) you move from SSDI to Social Security retirement income.

The Social Security Administration’s (SSA) definition of disability is different from other programs through your employer or private insurance. The SSA pays only for total disability. There are no payable benefits for partial disability or short-term disability and medical proof is needed to show your inability to work.

To qualify for SSDI and be considered disabled by the SSA, you must:

  • Be between 21 and full retirement age

  • Have worked at least five of the last 10 years and paid FICA taxes during that time

  • Be unable to work in any capacity because of a mental or physical impairment that’s expected to last at least 12 months or result in death

  • Be under the care of a healthcare professional who can confirm severity of medical condition(s)

8 SSDI Benefits
Beyond Monthly Income

Approval for Social Security Disability Insurance unlocks access to money-saving, life-enhancing benefits beyond regular monthly income.

Medicare Coverage

You’re eligible for this medical, hospital and prescription coverage 24 months after your SSDI benefits begin.

COBRA Extension

The length of your COBRA benefits could be extended an additional 11 months.

LTD Security

If you have private long-term disability (LTD) insurance, it probably requires you to apply for SSDI. Doing this can protect LTD benefits.

Retirement Benefits

Approval for SSDI triggers a Social Security earnings record freeze that can result in a higher retirement income.

Dependent Benefits

SSDI approval can activate benefits for your children under the age of 18, adding up to 50% more income to your monthly payments.

Cost-of-Living Adjustment

The SSA evaluates cost of living allowances annually, which could increase your monthly payment.

Tax Relief

You may not have to pay income taxes on a portion of the SSDI benefit payments you get each month.

Return to Work

There are incentives if you return to work: free help from a certified Employment Network, protection for SSDI income, and more.

8 SSDI Benefits
Beyond Monthly Income

Approval for Social Security Disability Insurance unlocks access to money-saving, life-enhancing benefits beyond regular monthly income.

Medicare Coverage

You’re eligible for this medical, hospital and prescription coverage 24 months after your SSDI benefits begin.

COBRA Extension

The length of your COBRA benefits could be extended an additional 11 months.

LTD Security

If you have private long-term disability (LTD) insurance, it probably requires you to apply for SSDI. Doing this can protect LTD benefits.

Retirement Benefits

Approval for SSDI triggers a Social Security earnings record freeze that can result in a higher retirement income.

Dependent Benefits

SSDI approval can activate benefits for your children under the age of 18, adding up to 50% more income to your monthly payments.

Cost-of-Living Adjustment

The SSA evaluates cost of living allowances annually, which could increase your monthly payment.

Tax Relief

You may not have to pay income taxes on a portion of the SSDI benefit payments you get each month.

Return to Work

There are incentives if you return to work: free help from a certified Employment Network, protection for SSDI income, and more.

Ready to talk more about SSDI and work?

Mon. – Fri., 8 am – 5 pm CT

Call (866) 540-5105

After Business Hours

Request a Call

What is Ticket to Work?

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is a payroll tax-funded, federal insurance program. A portion of the FICA taxes you pay are set aside for SSDI (as well as Social Security Retirement and Medicare). SSDI was established in 1956 and is designed to provide you with income if you’re unable to work due to a disability or until your condition improves, and guarantees income if your condition doesn’t improve. Upon retirement age (65 or older) you move from SSDI to Social Security retirement income.

What is Ticket to Work?

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is a payroll tax-funded, federal insurance program. A portion of the FICA taxes you pay are set aside for SSDI (as well as Social Security Retirement and Medicare). SSDI was established in 1956 and is designed to provide you with income if you’re unable to work due to a disability or until your condition improves, and guarantees income if your condition doesn’t improve. Upon retirement age (65 or older) you move from SSDI to Social Security retirement income.

Ticket to Work

4 Facts About Ticket to Work

It’s included.
When you’re on SSDI, you’re automatically eligible for Ticket to Work.

It’s valuable.
Ticket to Work protects SSDI benefits while you try working again.

It’s complex.
To take full advantage of Ticket to Work, you have to use an Employment Network.

It’s selective.
We’re a Social Security-approved Employment Network for Ticket to Work.

Ticket to Work

4 Facts About Ticket to Work

It’s included.
When you’re on SSDI, you’re automatically eligible for Ticket to Work.

It’s valuable.
Ticket to Work protects SSDI benefits while you try working again.

It’s complex.
To take full advantage of Ticket to Work, you have to use an Employment Network.

It’s selective.
We’re a Social Security-approved Employment Network for Ticket to Work.

Benefits for You

Pay Nothing

We’re an Employment Network so our Ticket to Work services are paid by the SSA.

Earn More

Make as much money as you want in year 1 and keep full SSDI benefits.

Avoid Risk

If you stop working your SSDI benefits will start again; no need to re-apply.

Stay Covered

When you go back to work, you can stay on Medicare for up to 7 years.

Stress Less

Going back to work with our help means no more Continuous Disability Reviews.

Benefits for You

Pay Nothing

We’re an Employment Network so our Ticket to Work services are paid by the SSA.

Earn More

Make as much money as you want in year 1 and keep full SSDI benefits.

Avoid Risk

If you stop working your SSDI benefits will start again; no need to re-apply.

Stay Covered

When you go back to work, you can stay on Medicare for up to 7 years.

Stress Less

Going back to work with our help means no more Continuous Disability Reviews.

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Ready to talk more about SSDI and work?

Call now or request a call from us. We’ll give you all the details about Ticket to Work, advantages we offer as an Employment Network, where you’ll start, and more.

Mon. – Fri., 8 am – 5 pm CT

Call (866) 540-5105

After Business Hours

Request a Call