AAATakeCharge is a Social Security Administration (SSA) Ticket to Work Employment Network. We are authorized to to provide tax-free cash payments to help you explore work. 

How it Works

1. How much cash can I receive from AAATakeCharge?
You can receive up to $14,000 from AAATakeCharge tax free. 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 payments 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 Work Support Payments I receive?
Yes. You must spend the cash 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 shares the SSA Ticket payments with clients.

4. This sounds almost too good to be true. How can I be sure that AAATakeCharge will really pay me the Work Support Payments described above?
Call the SSA Ticket-to-Work program at (866) 968-7842 to verify that AAATakeCharge has been an approved EN in good standing since 2000.
5. How do I sign up to receive payments from AAATakeCharge?

You must have a telephone conversation with one of our advisors 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.   

If you would like us to call you at a time convenient for you, click here. 

6. Why are my work support payments from AAATakeCharge tax-free?
In the IRS Publication 525, Taxable and Nontaxable Income, under a section titled “Persons with Disabilities”, the IRS states, “you do not include in income the value of goods, services, and cash that you receive, not in return for your services, but for your training and rehabilitation because you have a disability”. The payments AAATakeCharge makes to you ARE to assist with your on-going rehabilitation and efforts to remain in the workforce despite the fact that you have a disability.
7. How can I find more information about the Ticket to Work program?
For an overview of the entire 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.

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Sign up by calling (866) 701-1700 between the hours of 8:30 am to 4:00 pm CST Monday through Friday.

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