Fusion Surgery Return to Work2018-09-25T15:17:49+00:00

When you’re ready to work again after fusion surgery, True Help is here.

People with a shorter-term disability like yours who can’t work now but want to return to work later often don’t know they have been paying for benefits that can help. When you apply for and receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), you also get access to Ticket to Work incentives. These benefits are yours and provide the monthly income you need now and are protected when you try to return to work later.

Let our True Help experts get you started so you can remain focused on your fusion surgery recovery.

Get the SSDI & Ticket to Work benefits you need.

Wherever you are on your path to recovery, we can help. If you expect to be out of work for at least 12 months because of your fusion surgery treatment, you’ve found a better way to apply for SSDI benefits. If you’re already receiving SSDI benefits, you’re automatically eligible to participate in the Ticket to Work program. Let us guide you every step of the way.

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Get the SSDI & Ticket to Work benefits you need.

Wherever you are on your path to recovery, we can help. If you expect to be out of work for at least 12 months because of your fusion surgery treatment, you’ve found a better way to apply for SSDI benefits. If you’re already receiving SSDI benefits, you’re automatically eligible to participate in the Ticket to Work program. Let us guide you every step of the way.

Mon. – Fri., 8 am – 5 pm CT

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What is Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)?

SSDI is a payroll tax-funded, federal insurance program. It’s designed to provide you with monthly income if you’re unable to work due to a disability or until your medical condition improves, and guarantees income if your condition doesn’t improve.

To qualify for SSDI, 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 condition 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)

What is Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)?

SSDI is a payroll tax-funded, federal insurance program. It’s designed to provide you with monthly income if you’re unable to work due to a disability or until your medical condition improves, and guarantees income if your condition doesn’t improve.

To qualify for SSDI, 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 condition 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)

SSDI offers important
benefits for you

Monthly Income

SSDI provides a regular monthly payment and may offer cost of living increases annually.

Return to Work

Your SSDI benefits include access to incentives that help with returning to work when you’re medically able and ready to work again.

Medicare Coverage

You’re eligible for medical, hospital and prescription drug coverage 24 months after 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, applying for SSDI can protect your plan benefits.

Retirement Benefits

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

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.

Tax Relief

You may not have to pay income taxes on a portion of the SSDI benefit payments you receive each month, which means more income.

SSDI offers important
benefits for you

Monthly Income

SSDI provides a regular monthly payment and may offer cost of living increases annually.

Return to Work

Your SSDI benefits include access to incentives that help with returning to work when you’re medically able and ready to work again.

Medicare Coverage

You’re eligible for medical, hospital and prescription drug coverage 24 months after 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, applying for SSDI can protect your plan benefits.

Retirement Benefits

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

Dependent Benefits

SSDI approval can activate benefits for children under age 18, adding up to 50% more income to an individual monthly payment.

Tax Relief

You may not have to pay income taxes on a portion of the SSDI benefit payments you receive each month, which means more income.

Ready to talk more about SSDI & Ticket to Work?

Mon. – Fri., 8 am – 5 pm CT

Call (888) 892-1269

After Business Hours

Request a Call

Ready to talk more about SSDI & Ticket to Work?

Mon. – Fri., 8 am – 5 pm CT

After Business Hours

Request a Call

What is Ticket to Work?

Ticket to Work is an incentive program that’s included as part of your SSDI benefits. It’s designed to help you return to work upon your medical recovery. You are automatically eligible to participate as soon as you’re awarded disability benefits. It’s free to all recipients and lets you try working again without risking any of your SSDI benefits!

What is Ticket to Work?

Ticket to Work is an incentive program that’s included as part of your SSDI benefits. It’s designed to help you return to work upon your medical recovery. You are automatically eligible to participate as soon as you’re awarded disability benefits. It’s free to all recipients and lets you try working again without risking any of your SSDI benefits!

Ticket to Work

4 facts you need to know

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 you need to know

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.

The benefits of Ticket to Work help you succeed

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 you can avoid all medical disability reviews.

The benefits of Ticket to Work help you succeed

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 you can avoid all medical disability reviews.

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We’re here to help you with SSDI & Ticket to Work.

Wherever you are on your path to recovery, we can help. If you expect to be out of work for at least 12 months because of your fusion surgery treatment, you’ve found a better way to apply for SSDI benefits. If you’re already receiving SSDI benefits, you’re automatically eligible to participate in the Ticket to Work program. Let us guide you every step of the way.

Mon. – Fri., 8 am – 5 pm CT

Call (888) 892-1269

After Business Hours

Request a Call

We’re here to help you with SSDI & Ticket to Work.

Wherever you are on your path to recovery, we can help. If you expect to be out of work for at least 12 months because of your fusion surgery treatment, you’ve found a better way to apply for SSDI benefits. If you’re already receiving SSDI benefits, you’re automatically eligible to participate in the Ticket to Work program. Let us guide you every step of the way.

Mon. – Fri., 8 am – 5 pm CT

After Business Hours

Request a Call