Employment Services

Ability 1st Utah Employment Services is an employment network who works with Social Security Beneficiaries who have disabilities. We serve Beneficiaries who want to participate in the Ticket to Work Program. The Ticket to Work Program is a program designed for assist individuals who want to work towards financial independence. The Ticket to Work and Self-Sufficiency Program was created to give Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Social Security Income (SSI) beneficiaries an avenue to achieve economic self-support through work.

We provide employment support services and choices that afford Ticket Holders the opportunity and support needed to prepare for, obtain and retain career ladder jobs that will enable them to leave and remain off of cash benefits.

Work Incentives

Work Incentives make it easier for adults with disabilities to work and still receive health care and cash benefits from Social Security. Work Incentives allow you to remain in control of your finances and health care during your transition to work and financial independence.

Work Incentives That Go With the Ticket to Work Program

Work Incentives make it possible for you to explore work while still receiving health care and cash benefits; they are designed to help you succeed!

  • You may keep your Medicaid/Medicare while you work.
  • You have access to individualized support services.
  • You can select part-time or work-from-home alternatives to help you reach your

goal of financial independence.

  • You can try work with confidence, knowing your benefits continue during your transition period.

The Ticket to Work program is just one of many Work Incentives available to you. When you assign your Ticket to an Employment Network, you are eligible for several Work Incentives:

Meet one-on-one with a benefits specialist to learn how working affects your benefits and how to track your progress through the program.

Work Ready Workshops:

Work Ready Workshops are available at the center to help with preparing for enter/re-entry into the workforce. Resume/Cover Letter Writing Class, Interview Skills Class, Job Search/ Networking Skills.