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For People Who Receive Social Security Disability Benefits

Will I lose my Social Security disability benefits if I go to work?

The Social Security Administration has several incentive programs that help people who are receiving Social Security benefits go to work while not immediately affecting benefits.

You can call the Work Incentives Planning & Assistance (WIPA) statewide program to learn about work incentives, Social Security benefits and the Ticket-to-Work Program:

Independence Now, Inc.,
12301 Old Columbia Pike, Suite 101
Silver Spring, MD 20904
Phone: 301-277-2839
Fax: 301-625-9777
TDD: Use Maryland Relay: 711
Email: info@innow.org

I just received a "Ticket to Work" in the mail. What is it?

The Social Security Administration (SSA) offers a program for people who are receiving Social Security Disability benefits and who would like to work. The program is called "Ticket to Work."  If you are receiving SSDI or SSI benefits, SSA may send you information about this program, along with a "Ticket."  You can take this "ticket" to DORS and certain other vocational rehabilitation agencies ("employment networks") to obtain programs and services that you would need to go to work.

Talk with a DORS rehabilitation counselor for more information about how the Ticket to Work program can help you return to work.

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Division of Rehabilitation Services

2301 Argonne Drive

Baltimore, MD  21218
Phone: 

410-554-9442 / 888-554-0334 toll free

TTY/TDD: 

410-554-9411

Email:  dors@dors.state.md.us
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Division of Rehabilitation Services • 2301 Argonne Drive • Baltimore, MD 21218 • 410-554-9442 • 888-554-0334
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