Ticket to Work Program
Are you Receiving Benefits and Interested in Working? SSA has a Ticket to Work Program, training, job referrals land other ongoing support and services. Ask a lot of questions and be sure you understand and are aware of any restrictions or limitations such as work hours, money earned, how to monitor, what would cause you to your lose your benefits, etc.
For a copy of the brochure click here. Click here to be directed to the Social Security website.
Shepherd Center’s Benefits Navigator (Social Security Disability Planning)
Provides information to assist people between the ages of 14 and 65 who are eligible for Social Security benefits based on a disability. They provide information to help the disabled in making informed decisions when they work and have Social Security benefits at the same time. (They cannot help anyone apply for Social Security nor help with appeals.)
Protection & Advocacy for Beneficiaries Social Security (PABSS)
Service Areas – all Georgia Counties 404-885-1234 Toll Free 800-537-2329
Assists individuals with disabilities who receive Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income benefits in obtaining information and advice about receiving vocational rehabilitation and employment services.
Georgia Association of Training, Employment and Supports (GATES)
Georgia Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities
Lee Miller, Pres./CEO PO Box 1090 Fortson, GA 31808 706-324-2150; Fax 706-324-4549
Jessica Long, Employment Specialist
755 Commerce Drive #415 Decatur, GA 30030 400-687-8298 (Ask for Jessica)
Provides a training workshop on “Getting A Job and Being Disabled”. The participants learn such things as: how to determine what types of jobs they can do; how to write resumes; how to interview for a job; learn about having a disability and working; learn their disability rights as an employee, etc.
Briggs & Associates
2300 Holcomb Bridge Rd. Suite 103 PMB 366 Roswell, GA 30076
770-993-4559 Fax 770-552-7051
Assists disabled individuals obtain appropriate employment. Provide “job coaches” to assist each individual. This association charges for their assistance.
Side by Side Clubhouse
1001 Main Street, Stone Mountain, GA 30083 770-469-9355
Provides people with a brain injury disability a place to: belong and participate; develop meaningful relationships; find rewarding work; return for ongoing support.