Working with Disability Benefits

Below you will find links to written information, forms, and also how to ask a lawyer a question and/or how to get a lawyer to represent you. Some areas of the state have more information than others.  You may wish to look at information from other areas as well as your own.

National

The Ticket to Work Program

https://www.ssa.gov/work/

Social Security's Ticket to Work Program is a free and voluntary program available to people who are ages 18 through 64 and receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits because they are disabled or blind. The program offers the individual opportunities to go to work without automatically losing disability benefits; return to benefits if he or she has to stop working; continue to receive healthcare benefits; and be protected from receiving a medical continuing disability review while using the Ticket and making the expected progress with work or educational goals.

Understanding Supplemental Security Income Reporting Responsibilities

http://www.socialsecurity.gov/ssi/text-report-ussi.htm

What You Need To Know When You Get Retirement or Survivors Benefits

http://www.socialsecurity.gov/pubs/EN-05-10077.pdf

Statewide

Protection and Advocacy for Beneficiaries of Social Security Program

http://www.disabilityrightstn.org/links/social-security

Tennessee Vocational Rehabilitation

Tennessee ’s Client Assistance Program (CAP)

http://www.dlactn.org/images/stories/Publications/websiteflyerversion.pdf

http://www.dlactn.org/cap.html

The Client Assistance Program (CAP) helps individuals who have concerns or difficulties when applying for or receiving rehabilitation services funded under the Rehabilitation Act.

Vocation Rehabilitation Appeals

Additional Resources

FORMS:

Standard Court Forms for all of Tennessee

http://www.tncourts.gov/forms-publications

LEGAL ADVICE:

Volunteer Lawyers Who Will Answer Questions for Free Online

https://tn.freelegalanswers.org/

FIND REPRESENTATION:

Directory of Legal Aid Attorneys and Other Agencies by County

http://www.tals.org/search-help

Still need assistance? Please speak to a librarian at your local library – they may have additional resources to assist you.

 

 

 

Working with Disability Benefits

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