Social Security Secrets" You can make an additional $19.278.00 tax free!!!
Under the Ticket to Work program we discussed Employment Networks. Employment Networks (ENs) are private organizations or government agencies that have agreed to work with Social Security to provide employment services to beneficiaries with disabilities. The EN is paid to provide employment services, vocational rehabilitation services, and other support services you may need to get or keep a job.
AAATakeCharge does not offer you those services. Instead this EN gives 75% of the fee they receive back to you! This does not affect your social security wage limits. This is one of social security's best kept secrets.
You are probably asking why would an EN pay you 75% of the fee they receive? And why would social security pay an EN to just give it back to you?
This program, under the ticket to work program, is designed to help you become self sufficient. It gives you the opportunity to get off of social security. Many people like myself are still limited to the types of work and the hours of work that can be maintained, but can still make a better income getting off of social security.
But how do we get from being on benefits to not getting benefits and how do we cover the added expense of going back to work or to become self employed? And what happens if our plan does not work out?
You and an AAATakeCharge representative will sit down and put an individualized work plan together. You will discuss employment goals, long and short term, and the supports you will need to reach that goal and what the EN will provide to you to not only reach your goal but to maintain your goal.
The money being returned to you by AAATakeCharge is for the sole purpose or providing you with products and services that help you
remain in the workforce or become self employed. There are restrictions as to how you can spend the money.
Once you and a representative have designed your work plan, you may decide that this may not work for you. At that time you will discuss other alternatives that can maybe assist you better. This is a voluntary program.