Managing Your Benefits While Working

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Learn More About Your Benefits

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Find a Job

Contact a Michigan Rehabilitation Services (MRS) office in your area to learn about the services MRS offers and how to qualify. The program helps people with disabilities prepare for, get, and keep a job. If you are blind, contact the Michigan Bureau of Services for Blind Persons (BSBP) instead.

Michigan Works! One Stop Service Centers can help you find a job and plan for your career. For a Service Center near you, call 1-800-285-9675 (1-800-285-WORKS) or visit to search for nearby One Stop Service Centers.

Pure Michigan Talent Connect is an online service where you can look for jobs.

The U.S. Department of Labor's My Skills, My Future website helps job seekers match their skills with new careers and find out what training is needed to move from one job to another.

Benefits Planning Services

If you're currently on SSI, SSDI, or DAC benefits, and you're looking for a job, a trained Benefits Planner can help you avoid problems with your job plan. If you need help or have questions about your situation, you can call the Ticket to Work Help Line at 1-866-968-7842 or 1-866-833-2967 (TTY) Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. EST.

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Ticket to Work

Social Security’s Ticket to Work Program helps people with disabilities who get Social Security benefits re-enter the workforce and become more independent. The Ticket to Work Program offers free access to employment-related services, such as training, transportation, and vocational rehabilitation. You can call the Ticket to Work Help Line at 1-866-968-7842 or 1-866-833-2967 (TTY).

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