After you have a stroke, the road back to work can be challenging. Nearly one third of all strokes occur in people under the age of 65. Of those, nearly 1 in 2 survivors will return to a full- or part-time job. Depending on the severity of your stroke, you might need weeks or months away from work.
Questions About Re-entering the Workforce
Ticket to Work Program
The Ticket to Work Program provides most people receiving Social Security benefits (beneficiaries) more choices for receiving employment services. You will continue to receive your benefits until you begin earning wages or self-employment income above the applicable earnings limit for the Supplemental Security Income or Social Security Disability Insurance program, known as Substantial Gainful Activity (SGA).
If you participate in the Ticket to Work program you can receive services from an SSA-approved Employment network. These networks can help you:
While you may not be able to return to your prior job and employer there are services that can help you find new work that aligns with your experience, abilities, and interests. Allsup Employment Services, Inc. (AESI) is the only national network that provides services such as:
Resources for Returning to Work
The Job Accommodation Network (JAN), a service of the Office of Disability Employment Policy, U.S. Department of Labor, can assist both stroke survivors and employers with:
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