Toll Free: 888-376-0120
210 North Fifth Street
Reading, PA 19601
The employer and employee both benefit from the Ticket to Work program.
Corrine Dietrich, Coordinator of the Ticket to Work Program, went to Kutztown University and majored in Special Education and Elementary Education. She has worked in the disability community for over 12 years. She returned back to college and she will complete her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences in Spring of 2012. Corrine works within the framework of the Independent Living philosophy and helps each and every person strive to reach the level of independence they choose.
The Ticket to Work Program,
...is free and is voluntary to any Social Security beneficiary between ages 18-64.
...assists consumers to go back to work and not lose their benefits right away.
...helps to lead a consumer to self sufficiency and independence from benefits.
...helps consumers understand their benefits and the work incentives available to them.
...helps to empower consumers in their job search by providing resources and tools necessary for success.
...is funded by the Social Security Administration.
...is one more way AIM is .“Helping You Help Yourself to Independence”
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My career as a professional counselor is very important to me. I am currently working in a fee-for-service position, so my income is quite low. I also have spastic, quadriplegic cerebral palsy and my primary insurance does not cover more than half of my needs for durable medical equipment, such as my electric wheelchair. Because of this, I use Medicaid to both offset the costs and to pay for needed attendant care to help with getting up in the morning, toileting and eating at work, bathing, and going to bed at night, among other things. The Ticket to Work program allows me to keep my Medicaid while under a certain income threshold so that I may continue to receive necessary attendant care services and durable medical equipment. Without this program, I would lose my attendant care, therefore making it impossible to continue working, needing to instead collect SSI and therefore be eligible Medicaid automatically. This would also be a terrible waste of my education and I would be unhappy because I do enjoy working in the mainstream of society in addition to the joy of helping others that my specific career offers. In essence, Ticket to Work allows me to work and still have my needs met.