Maximus is the private company chosen by SSA to manage the Ticket to Work Program. Contact them for information about the program, your ticket and for a list of EN’s in your area:
"Work Incentives Planning and Assistance, or WIPA, services are commonly known as “benefits counseling” for individuals who are receiving Social Security disability benefits (SSI or SSDI) and are currently employed or are interested in work."
Benefits Counseling is available statewide in Maine through Community Work Incentive Coordinators (CWIC), who can answer questions about what will happen to your benefits if you go to work:
Maine Medical Center / Dept. of Vocational Services
Disability Rights Maine provides information and referral, advocacy, and legal representation to people with disabilities seeking employment or who are currently employed and have concerns or questions regarding their rights.
DRC can assist you if:
- You want to know what help is available to get or keep a job.
- You believe you were not hired or you were given a different job because of your disability.
- You were not given the help you needed to do your job.
- You think people at your job are not treating you fairly because of your disability.
Call toll-free 1-800-452-1948 (voice/TTY) for statewide assistance.
Social Security Administration has identified one of its highest priorities to be helping people with disabilities take advantage of employment opportunities. Look at their web site, The Work Site (www.socialsecurity.gov/work) or call toll-free: