If you have a disability, it IS possible to work and continue receiving your disability benefits as you transition to greater financial independence! Social Security’s Ticket to Work & Work Incentives can provide the employment support necessary to succeed on the job.

The August 24 national Work Incentives Seminar Event (WISE) – Ticket to Work: Free Support Services for Young Adults in Transition – will present information about special Social Security programs and rules that may apply because of an individual’s medical condition. Participants will learn from Work Incentives Planning & Assistance Projects and Employment Network representatives about:

* Ticket to Work & Work incentives; * Frequently asked questions and concerns; * Where to find more information; and * Success stories from people who used their Ticket to Work.

Date: Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011  Time: 3 p.m. EST.   Register online at www.chooseworkttw.net/wise/jsp/wise.jsp  or call (866) 968-7842 or (866) 833-2967 (TTY).  Facebook: www.facebook.com/choosework        Twitter: www.twitter.com/chooseworkssa      For more information, see the March 2011 Job Training & Placement Report article, “High School Transion Best Practices,” by Beth Anderson and Amy Zlensky, at  http://www.scribd.com/doc/50379366/Students-with-Disabilities-High-School-Transition-Best-Practices

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