He was ready to get off his benefits. We advised him on the path forward. #AdvocacyMatters

September 28, 2017 / #AdvocacyMatters

A young white man with brown hair and a beard smiles at the camera while wearing gardening gloves and holding a hose.

At 25 years old, Martin had been through three back surgeries. Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) had supported him during that time, but he was eager to return to work. He utilized the Trial Work Period offered through the Social Security Ticket to Work program, which allowed him to work as much as he wanted for up to nine months. As Martin approached the end of that trial period, he wanted to know how he should notify Social Security that he was ready to stop his benefits, so he reached out to DRO's Work Incentives Planning and Assistance (WIPA) program for help.

DRO's WIPA experts walked him through the process of how to disenroll in SSDI and counseled him on what to expect. Martin is now working full time with benefits and says he has felt his body getting stronger every day. He's grateful to have had the help he needed to get back on his feet.

Read more about the benefits counseling DRO provides through our WIPA program.


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