Re: Social Security Disability: Ticket to Work
I am very excited. Thanks to my new "security blanket" of the TTW program and after working a few years now as a part-time caregiver, I have become less anxious about full-time employment. So, for the first time in over 12 years, I have accepted a full-time job.
For the first nine months (during the trial work period), I will be getting my regular SSDI check, a bonus from my TTW program ($200/mo on average from AAATakeCharge), and every dime of my pay checks. After that, I still get the $200/month bonus for several years, which can help pay for any work-promoting expenses such as auto expenses (gas, repairs), cell phone bills, clothes for work, any therapy or medication co-payments, career-related books and education, etc.
"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson