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Ticket to Work

ticket to workSocial 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.

Free Work Incentive Seminar Event (WISE) online webinars are offered monthly and allow beneficiaries to learn more about Ticket to Work and other available work incentives. Recordings of past webinars are also available.

Find a Job

Vocational Rehabilitation Services can help you apply, prepare for, and find a job.

Minnesota CareerForce can help you find a job and plan for your career. Find a Minnesota CareerForce location near you, or call 1-651-259-7501.

MinnesotaWorks.net is an online service provided by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development. It’s an excellent place to look for job openings and to post your resume.

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.

The Minnesota Employment Center for Persons Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing (MEC) provides consultation and referrals for supported employment services for people who are deaf or hard of hearing.

People with visual impairments can get vocational rehabilitation services from Minnesota State Services for the Blind (SSB). For more information, call 1-651-539-2300 or 1-800-652-9000 and ask to speak with someone in the Workforce Development Unit. To find an SSB office near you, visit the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development.

Free Legal Help

Minnesota Disability Law Center
The Minnesota Disability Law Center (MDLC) provides free assistance to people with civil legal issues related to their disability. Call the MDLC Intake Line at 612-334-5970 (Twin Cities metro area), 1-800-292-4150 (Greater Minnesota), or 612-332-4668 (TTY).

Hours: Monday – Friday, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Learn More about SSI

Social Security Administration

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Apply for SSI

You can apply for SSI:

You can start your application online, but must complete it by phone or in person.

Learn More About SSDI

Social Security Online

You’ll find more information about SSDI:

Apply for SSDI

There are three ways to apply for SSDI:

  • You can apply online
  • You can call Social Security at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY: 1-800-325-0778) and apply by telephone, or
  • You can apply in person at your local Social Security office