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Ticket to Work, Self-Employment,and Working from HomeDate:Wednesday,September 26,2018Time:3 ‒ 4:30 PM ETProduced at U.S. taxpayer expense.

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Accessing Today’s Webinar (Slide 3 of 3)If you do not have sound capabilities on your computer orprefer to listen by phone, dial:Toll-Free Number: 800-832-0736Access Code: 4189148#Ticket to Work, Self-Employment, and Working from Home4

Webinar AccessibilityTicket to Work, Self-Employment, and Working from Home5

Captioning Real-time captioning is provided during this webinar The captions can be found in the Captioning pod, whichappears below the slides You can also access captioning online:http://bit.ly/sept18wiseTicket to Work, Self-Employment, and Working from Home6

Questions and Answers (Q&A) For Q&A: Please use the Q&A pod to submit any questionsyou have during the webinar, and we will direct thequestions accordingly during the Q&A portion If you are listening by phone and not logged in to thewebinar, you may also ask questions by emailing questionsto [email protected] to Work, Self-Employment, and Working from Home7

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Archived EventsPlease note: This webinar isbeing recorded, and thearchive will be availablewithin two weeks on theChoose Work website athttp://bit.ly/WISEarchives.Ticket to Work, Self-Employment, and Working from Home9

Technical AssistanceIf you experience any technicaldifficulties during the webinar,please use the Q&A pod to send amessage, or you may [email protected] to Work, Self-Employment, and Working from Home10

PresentersWelcome and IntroductionsModerator: Sarah Hyland, Ticket Program ModeratorPresenters: Colleen Moynihan, New England BusinessAssociatesEthel Lawrence and Lisa Seeley, EmploymentOptionsTicket to Work, Self-Employment, and Working from Home11

Welcome!Thank you for joining us! Today, we’ll discuss howSocial Security’s Ticket to Work program can help youanswer questions like: What is the Ticket program? Can I be self-employed with Ticket to Work? Can I work from home with Ticket to Work? Where can I find help finding jobs or support as I pursueself-employment?Ticket to Work, Self-Employment, and Working from Home12

ObjectivesAt the close of today’s webinar you will: Understand how you may succeedworking for yourself or working fromhome with Ticket to Work Understand who can help you on yourpath to financial independence Be able to access additional resourcesabout self-employment, working fromhome, and Ticket to WorkTicket to Work, Self-Employment, and Working from Home13

Social SecurityDisability Benefits14

Social Security Disability Benefit ProgramsSocial Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)Supplemental Security Income (SSI)Ticket to Work, Self-Employment, and Working from Home15

Social Security’sTicket to Work Program16

Starting Your JourneyOnly you can decide if work is the right choice for you.Ticket to Work, Self-Employment, and Working from Home17

Why Choose Work? Earn more incomeMeet new peopleLearn new skillsGain financial independenceTicket to Work, Self-Employment, and Working from Home18

What Is the Ticket Program?Social Security’s Ticket to Work (Ticket) program: Is Social Security’s national employment program Supports career development for people with disabilities whowant to work Is for Social Security disability beneficiaries ages 18 through 64 Is free and voluntaryUnderstanding Ticket to Work19

What Services Does Ticket to Work Offer?Services offered may include: Job coachingJob counselingTrainingBenefits counselingJob placementTicket to Work, Self-Employment, and Working from Home20

Working for Yourselfwith Ticket to Work21

How Can the Ticket to Work Program andWork Incentives Help?The Ticket program and WorkIncentives may be able to help youmeet your self-employment goals! Social Security Work Incentives make iteasier for people with disabilities to workand still receive medical benefits and, insome cases, cash payments from SocialSecurity.Ticket to Work, Self-Employment, and Working from Home22

Example: Unincurred Business ExpensesAn Unincurred BusinessExpense is any nonmonetary contribution thatsomeone else makes toyour self-employmentefforts. Learn more:http://bit.ly/TicketUBETicket to Work, Self-Employment, and Working from Home23

Example: Plan to Achieve Self-Support (PASS)A PASS is a written plan,approved by Social Security,for pursuing and getting aparticular type of job. A PASSdescribes the steps you willtake and the items andservices you will need to reachyour work goal. Learn more:http://bit.ly/PASS-FAQTicket to Work, Self-Employment, and Working from Home24

Is Self-Employment the Right Choice for You?Take some time to think about these questions: Do you need flexible hours due to your disability? Is finding reliable and affordable transportation toand from a job difficult? Do you need the freedom to work at your own pace? Do you enjoy working on your own? Do you have a passion you can build a businessaround? Are you self-motivated?Ticket to Work, Self-Employment, and Working from Home25

Why Choose Self-Employment?Self-employment may be right foryou if you want to: Meet your work goals Create your own accommodations Transition from benefits tofinancial independence Seek opportunities in differentfields of workTicket to Work, Self-Employment, and Working from Home26

New England BusinessAssociates27

What Is New England Business Associates(NEBA)? NEBA is one of more than 500 authorized EmploymentNetworks (ENs) in Social Security’s Ticket program NEBA’s mission is to enable individuals with disabilities tobe fully included in community life, primarily throughemployment NEBA serves individuals with a wide range of skills, abilities,and interests, ages 18 through 64Ticket to Work, Self-Employment, and Working from Home28

What Is New England Business Associates(NEBA)? (Continued)NEBA: Provides an individualized approach to helping beneficiariesstart their own business Offers training in developing a business concept and writing abusiness plan Provides support to implement a business planTicket to Work, Self-Employment, and Working from Home29

What Is a Business Plan?A “bankable” business plan includes: A statement of business goals The plan for reaching the goals A marketing strategy to promote business 3-year look at anticipated costs 3 years of projected net incomeTicket to Work, Self-Employment, and Working from Home30

How Does NEBA Help with a Business Plan?NEBA will help: Develop beneficiary's business idea Guide beneficiary in writing the businessplan Assist in implementing business plan Navigate the transition off of SocialSecurity benefitsTicket to Work, Self-Employment, and Working from Home31

How Does NEBA Help with a Business Plan?(Continued)The three parts of a business planinclude:1. Business concept and goals2. 3-year projection of business costs andhow much profit business will make3. Marketing plan for target marketTicket to Work, Self-Employment, and Working from Home32

What Are the Requirements for NEBAParticipation?To work with NEBA and access their self-employmentsupports available, you must: Be eligible for the Ticket program Work with a NEBA instructor Have a business idea that’s been evaluated and is likely tosucceed, according to NEBA’s standards Exhibit commitment to NEBA’s program requirements Have access to a computer and Microsoft OfficeTicket to Work, Self-Employment, and Working from Home33

How Many People Has NEBA Served?Since 2009: 492 beneficiaries haveparticipated in the program 144 plans have beencompleted Beneficiaries served in 40states and Puerto Rico 28 former beneficiaries nolonger receive SocialSecurity benefitsTicket to Work, Self-Employment, and Working from Home34

Get More Information on Ticket to Work &NEBA! Visit www.nebaworks.com Email [email protected] Follow NEBA on Facebookwww.facebook.com/nebaworks Subscribe to the NEBA podcastwhynebaworks.podbean.comTicket to Work, Self-Employment, and Working from Home35

Self-EmploymentResources36

Self-Employment ResourcesSmall Business DevelopmentCenters (SBDCs)Service Corps of RetiredEntrepreneurs (SCORE) Provide assistance to smallbusinesses and aspiringentrepreneurs Foster local and regionaleconomic development throughbusiness and job creation andretention Non-profit associationdedicated to helping smallbusinesses get off theground, grow, and achievetheir goals througheducation and mentorshipwww.score.orgsba.gov/sbdcTicket to Work, Self-Employment, and Working from Home37

Questions?Ticket to Work, Self-Employment, and Working from Home38

Working from Home withTicket to Work39

Employment Options Employment Options is one of more than 500 authorized ENsin Social Security’s Ticket program For more than 20 years, Employment Options has helpedeligible people with:– Assessing skills and abilities– Choosing suitable jobs– Application completion– Preparing a resume– Interview practice– Final job placementTicket to Work, Self-Employment, and Working from Home40

Why Choose to Work from Home?Working from home may be right for you if youwant to: Meet your work goals Have a less stressful work environment Avoid having to make special transportationarrangements if you need them due to yourdisability Seek opportunities in different fields of work Need to work from home as an accommodation– Learn more: http://bit.ly/cwblogjanteleworkTicket to Work, Self-Employment, and Working from Home41

What Types of Jobs Are Available?There are job opportunities in fields like: Customer service Technology support Healthcare Sales And more!Ticket to Work, Self-Employment, and Working from Home42

What Types of Skills Do You Need to Workfrom Home?Skills you may need include: Computer skills– Internet– Typing Professional phone presence Customer service experience– Retail– Hospitality– Call centerTicket to Work, Self-Employment, and Working from Home43

Things to Keep in MindBe cautiousNot all work from home opportunities are legitimate. Look for red flagsas some work from home opportunities may be too good to be true.Some red flags may include: Charging fees Being in business for a short amount of timeUnderstand your taxesSome opportunities may not withhold taxes like traditional employment: W2 – Taxes withheld 1099 – Taxes not withheld and your responsibility to pay taxesTicket to Work, Self-Employment, and Working from Home44

Working from Home:Getting Ready45

Getting Ready: Update Your ResumeUpdate your resume: Include dates of previousemployment, school, or communityservice Prepare to talk about gaps inemployment Tell your references that you areapplying for jobsRead more resume tips:http://bit.ly/ttwresumeTicket to Work, Self-Employment, and Working from Home46

Getting Ready: What’s Your Experience?Make sure you have the rightexperience Are you comfortable dealing withquestions, complaints, and otherrequests by phone or online? Review the job listing and prepare totalk about how your skills andexperience fit the requirements.Ticket to Work, Self-Employment, and Working from Home47

Getting Ready: Working On SiteConsider on-site work to gainexperience Depending on the type of work you'reinterested in, it may be important to workon site before requesting to telework Once you've developed valuable skills,you may be able to transition to workingfrom homeTicket to Work, Self-Employment, and Working from Home48

Getting Ready: The Hiring ProcessSome employers may: Conduct testing to see if you’re agood fit for working from home Perform background checks Perform credit checks Require testing for illegal drugs Have new hire paperworkTicket to Work, Self-Employment, and Working from Home49

Working from Home:On the Job50

You Got the Job: Setting Yourself up forSuccess Set up a separate workspace Stick to a schedule. Don’t makeappointments or plan to take care ofchildren or pets during this time. Set aside time to get out of the houseand interact with othersTicket to Work, Self-Employment, and Working from Home51

You Got the Job: What Next?Your work environmentshould: Be quiet and privateHave a comfortable chairHave good lightingEliminate as many outsidenoises as possibleFor more advice, visit theTicket program blog!http://bit.ly/cwblogwfhTicket to Work, Self-Employment, and Working from Home52

Lori’s Success Story!When anxiety stood in Lori’s way ofbuilding a career, she turned to the Ticketprogram!Lori now works in Public Relations/Marketing for Employment Options. Lorifound so much more than a job; shefound a career that she’s passionateabout!http://bit.ly/LoriTTWSuccessTicket to Work, Self-Employment, and Working from Home53

My Employment OptionsTo receive free Ticket program services and apply for remotejobs: Visit the website: myemploymentoptions.com Click “Apply Now” (at the top) – Option #1 is the Work At Homeapplication Submitting a website application will prompt screening staff to followup by phone within 2 business days Phone: 800-441-3114*Note: Anyone wanting to apply for work from home positions with MyEmployment Options must submit the online application.Ticket to Work, Self-Employment, and Working from Home54

Questions?Ticket to Work, Self-Employment, and Working from Home55

Stay in TouchCall the Ticket to Work Help Line: 866-968-7842 866-833-2967 (TTY)Visit: choosework.ssa.govConnect:Like us on Facebook: @chooseworkFollow us on Twitter: @chooseworkSSASubscribe to our YouTube channel: @chooseworkFollow us on LinkedIn: @ticket-to-workTicket to Work, Self-Employment, and Working from Home56

Join Us for Our Next WISE Webinar!Date: Wednesday, October 24, 2018Time: 3 ‒ 4:30 p.m. ETRegister online: choosework.ssa.gov/wiseor call 866-968-7842 or 866-833-2967 (TTY)Ticket to Work, Self-Employment, and Working from Home57

Tell Us What You Think!Please remember to take our webinar survey!A link will pop up after the webinar, or visit:choosework.ssa.gov/surveys/wise.Ticket to Work, Self-Employment, and Working from Home58

Sep 26, 2018 · – Preparing a resume – Interview practice – Final job placement. 40. Ticket to Work, Self-Employment, and Working from Home. Why Choose to Work from Home? Working from home may be right for you if you . – Call center 43. Ticket to Work, Self-Employment, and Worki