ABILITY360 Employment Services (AES)
AES provides employment assistance and support services to persons with disabilities seeking employment through the Ticket to Work program as part of your Social Security Disability Insurance. We are one of the largest and most successful organizations providing services through the Ticket program in the entire country. All of our staff members have personal experience with disability and most of us have been on Social Security benefits at some point in our own lives. We understand the questions and concerns you have about returning to work because we have been there. Our job is to analyze your specific situation and goals and advise you throughout your job search and for up to 45 months beyond.
Social Security Disability Benefits
If you are receiving Social Security Disability benefits and have a specific work goal, are working or have a job offer, Benefits 2 Work Arizona can help you understand how earned income will affect your cash, medical and other benefits. We can inform you about work incentives that can ease your transition to work and help you understand and navigate Social Security related work rules. Our Certified Work Incentives Coordinators have knowledge of Social Security, Medicare, AHCCCS and other government programs.
AZ Disability Benefits 101 (AZ DB101)
AZ DB101 is an online tool to help Social Security beneficiaries make informed decisions about going to work. AZ DB101 gives you tools and information on employment, health coverage and benefits.
AHCCCS Freedom to Work
AHCCCS Freedom to Work is affordable health insurance for individuals with disabilities who are employed. The program is provided by the State of Arizona and is managed by the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS).
Jobs at ABILITY360
Interested in joining our team as a staff member at ABILITY360? We post new positions as they open up.
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Questions and Answers
|Q: Who is eligible for your employment services?
A: Our employment services are limited to those currently receiving SSI and/or SSDI benefits. Other resources to consider if you do not meet these criteria are Arizona Rehab services if you have a very significant disability or Arizona@Work if your job goal is part-time or you are not receiving SSI and/or SSDI.
|Q: I have not worked in a long time? Can I get training to brush up on my skills?
A: We can help you coordinate job skills training through approved training outlets. Training is designed to prepare you to work at jobs that exist in our local economy. There are several options for funding the training.
|Q: Do you have relationships with employers such that you can refer me to them and they will hire me?
A: The number of employers and job openings in the Phoenix area is in the thousands. We help you manage your job search to allow you access to the greatest number of employers and jobs that meet your skills and interests.
|Q: I’m tired of being poor. Can I work while disabled?
A: Social Security has created several work incentives to help you work while disabled
|Q: Will I lose my health care coverage if I go to work?
A: there are several ways individuals on SSI or SSDI can maintain health care coverage while working
|Q: What if my disability gets worse and I can no longer work? Will I need to re-apply for benefits?
A: If you still have a disabilty, you do not have to reapply.
|Q: My son has an intellectual disability. Can he work part time and still keep his benefits?
A: If he is on Supplemental Security Income (SSI), his benefits are reduced $1 for every $2 earned beginning after a set-aside of $85. Using this formula he can work as much as he wants or as little as he can and still at least maintain his current income amount, but he will always have more income when he works.
|Q: Where can I go to get answers how working will affect my benefits?
A: ABILITY360 has two programs that can help you:
Ability360 Employment Services and the Benefits2Work Program.
|Q: I am 16 and in school. I want to get a part time job. What will happen to my SSI check?
A: There is a work incentive that lets students with disabilties work part time without it reducing their SSI check.