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2014 is upon us!  If you are in the Ticket to Work program, it is important to stay updated on important Ticket to Work program news and industry updates!

Employment Options has you covered!  We will also update you on the latest program and industry news here and via Social media!


Industry News & Tips:  

  • New 2014 Ticket to Work Trial Work Period (TWL) Amount 

A month counts as a Trial Work Period in 2014 if earnings are $770 or greater! (Gross income). 

The Ticket to Work Program created the Trial Work Period (TWP) where beneficiaries receiving SSDI benefits can ‘try’ to return to work without penalty and still keep cash benefits and insurance.   A person on SSDI is given Nine trial work months (not necessarily consecutive) where they can work and make as much money as they want! Review definitions and figures via SSA website.


  • New 2014 Substantial Gainful Activity (SGA) Amount:

New 2014 SGA Amount is  $1,070 (non-blind SSDI).  $1, 800 (SSDI blind individuals) 

The Ticket to Work program has various stages built into it that protect beneficiaries while they are trying to return to work.  After the Nine Trial Work months have been used, the next phase uses a figure called SGA or Substantial Gainful activity to determine a beneficiaries place in the program.  Review definitions and figures via SSA website.


  • Medicare Part B Premium:

The Medicare Part B premium will be $104.90 in 2014.  The amount you pay can change each year depending on your income. These figures have been  published on  Medicare’s official website.


JOB SEEKERS:  Are you currently receiving SSDI or SSI Social Security Disability benefits and want to find out if our expert staff can assist you in finding a Work @ Home (or) an On-site  job and help you with resumes, interview coaching and more?   CLICK HERE to start application and to learn more!
Who we are: Employment Options is an Authorized Social Security Administration (SSA) Employment Network for the Ticket-To-Work program. We help beneficiaries on disability insurance (SSDI) and supplemental insurance (SSI) find jobs and provide valuable resources, tools, and support for success. For employers, we offer quality, pre-screened applicants. We provide free job placement and employment services for beneficiaries of SSI and SSDI between the ages of 18 and 64.  From pre-screening your qualifications to resume preparation and final job placement; we offer a complete package to help you get hired quickly. Find out if you qualify for our employment network services by submitting an application with us.
If you do not receive SSDI or SSI benefits but need job resources, you can email for a list of job resources that we endorse!  We also often host free online job fairs and webinars. These events are open to the public.  Bookmark this page and check back often for the next event date!