Keep Your Paystubs & Keep Earning
The Working Rewards Program at Employment Options allows clients to ‘save up’ their Monthly Pay Stub raffle tickets and cash them in for bigger prizes like gift cards, laptops, big screen monitors and more!
Good luck! May each of you win BIG!
Note: Ticket holders often believe that if they earn over $1050 (Trial Work Level) in a month they will lose their cash benefits. This is not accurate information. For information on how your benefits will be affected by different earning levels, please contact your Job Counselor and they can help you get an appointment with our Benefits Manager/CWIC.
The Official Working Rewards Program Rules
Note: Effective 6/23/20: New Change In How To Redeem Saved Raffle Tickets for Working Rewards — (see below).
Who can participate: Clients that are actively working and sending in pay stubs for the regular Monthly Pay stub raffle contest who have also met specific earnings and milestone goals as described below.
How to earn: For every bi-weekly paystub you mail or email to us, you will receive 1 raffle ticket. If your employer has a log-in code and you supply that to your counselor, you will be able to receive raffle tickets automatically as long as you continue to work.
For Clients Paid Weekly: Every other raffle ticket will count toward Working Rewards.
For Clients Paid Monthly: Two tickets a month will count towards Working Rewards.
Self Employment: If you are self-employed, in addition to sending in paystubs regularly, you will need to complete an SEI form every quarter. Download it here. You can receive up to 6 raffle tickets per quarter.
Goal of Program: To allow clients to save up Monthly Pay stub raffle tickets for bigger prizes as Ticket to Work benchmarks are reached. You must be meeting the ‘working towards self-sufficiency’ goals of the Ticket to Work program to redeem raffle tickets towards prizes.
Earnings Criteria: To redeem any ‘saved’ raffle tickets you must meet these requirements:
- During the first year of working: Clients must be working at (or) above the Trial Work period level of $1050 each calendar month* (2023 guidelines)
- When the trial work period is completed: Clients must be working above $1470 each calendar month, which is the Ticket to Work substantial gainful activity (SGA) goal for 2023. (blind individuals must earn a minimum of $2460)
*Please allow at least 4 weeks to process and mail your prize redemption.
Prizes You Could Win
LEVEL 1: 3 Raffle Tickets = MEO T-Shirt
LEVEL 2: 4 Raffle Tickets = MEO Mousepad
LEVEL 3: 6 Raffle Tickets = $10 WalMart Gift Card (OR) $10.00 Movie Ticket
LEVEL 4: 15 Raffle Tickets = $50 WalMart Gift Card (OR) $50 Gas Card
LEVEL 5: 25 Raffle Tickets = Acer 23″ Widescreen LED Computer Monitor (OR Equivalent), (OR) Samsung CX-3405FW Wireless Mono Laser Multi-function Printer – Print, Copy, Scan, Fax (OR equivalent) (OR) $100 Gift Card (Amazon, Walmart or PayPal)
LEVEL 6: 35 SAVED RAFFLE TICKETS = Laptop (OR Equivalent) (OR) Ipad (OR) $250.00 Gift Card (Amazon, Walmart or PayPal)
Prizes Shown Below
Walmart Gift Card
Acer 23" LED Monitor
Samsung Wireless Printer
Acer Laptop or Apple iPad
IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS AND RULES:
FOR REDEEMING TICKETS FOR WORKING REWARDS
6/23/20: New Change In How To Redeem Saved Raffle Tickets for Working Rewards — (see below!)
You must first enter our Monthly Pay Stub Gift Card Drawing to obtain and ‘save’ up raffle tickets.
To Redeem Working Rewards Prizes:
- Email the below information to Teresa@ firstname.lastname@example.org
- Please include the following information in your email:
- Your name
- The total number of saved tickets you want to redeem
- Mailing Address
- Phone Number
- Choice of Prize for Working Rewards (see Levels Above)
Subject of Your Email: Working Rewards Program
We will still hold our normal Monthly Pay stub Drawing and send the winners out via our email system and post to our YouTube page!
Our Working Rewards Program will be a second opportunity to get prizes from sending in pay stubs and reaching new work goals!