AAATakeCharge is a Social Security Administration (SSA) Ticket to Work Employment Network that works to support employment that will lead to self-sufficiency. We provide reimbursements of certain work related expenses to help you maintain or transition to self-sufficiency.
How it Works
1. How much reimbursement can I receive from AAATakeCharge?
You can receive up to $14,000 in reimbursements from AAATakeCharge. The money is distributed over a 3-5 year period as long as you meet your earning targets. You must come off of your federal cash benefits to receive Work Support Payments. Our reimbursements are to help you stay in your job and advance in your career. AAATakeCharge provides more in Work Support Payments than any other EN in the program.
2. Are there restrictions on how I can spend the reimbursements I receive?
Yes. You must spend the reimbursements on products and services that help you remain in the workforce. Examples include transportation costs such as car, taxi, Uber or Lyft, public transportation, tutoring, training or education, child care, health care, including mental health therapy, personal care expenses, computer/cell phone expenses, impairment related work expenses, self-employment, job coaching, and many others. Almost any reasonable expense that will help you remain employed or allow you to advance in your career will qualify.
3. Will the Social Security Administration make Ticket Payments directly to me?
No. The Ticket-to-Work program is structured such that the Social Security Administration (SSA) will only make payments to Employment Networks (ENs) based on the work earnings achieved by the individual beneficiaries assigned to each EN. AAATakeCharge uses a portion of the payments from SSA to reimburse certain work related expenses that our clients have.
4. This sounds almost too good to be true. How can I be sure that AAATakeCharge will really reimburse certain work related expenses?
5. How do I sign up to receive reimbursements from AAATakeCharge?
You must have a telephone conversation with one of our agents before you can assign your ticket to us. Call 1-866-701-1700 between the hours of 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM CT M-F.
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6. How can I find more information about the Ticket to Work program?
The goal of the Ticket to Work Program (TTW) is to assist people in reducing their reliance on Social Security disability benefits. TTW promotes increased self-sufficiency and greater independence, for people receiving Social Security disability benefits, through work. For more information on the Ticket to Work Program please visit www.choosework.ssa.gov. To talk with an agent at Ticket to Work who can answer questions about the Ticket to Work program call: 1-866-968-7842.
7. How will work affect my Medicaid or Medicare benefits?
To learn more about how working will impact your Medicaid or Medicare benefits please visit Medicare and Medicaid Employment Supports.