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Services to beneficiaries

Building the future

The MD-EN has an in-house team of expert staff dedicated to helping individuals with finding and/or keeping employment.

Career Consultations

Looking for work can often feel like an overwhelming job itself! Our talented and dedicated Career Consultant can provide assistance with:

  • Resume and Cover Letter development
  • Goal Setting
  • Interview tips and support
  • Identifying jobs that match your individual preferences
  • Job Placement
  • Income Reporting
  • Advocacy
  • Ongoing support with job maintenance and assistance with advancement
  • Post-Employment Services
  • Preparation of Individual Work Plan (IWP)  (The IWP is a written document signed by both the client and the service provider detailing how they will pursue the beneficiary’s employment goal under the Ticket to Work program.)

Peer Counseling

It can be daunting and scary to make big changes in life, but one way to make it easier is by talking to someone who has been there. To provide additional support, we have a certified Peer Counselor on staff who can assist with:

  • Problem Solving
  • Encouraging
  • Mentoring
  • Advocacy

 

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Social Security System Navigation Assistance

The Social Security system can be confusing and difficult to navigate. Our team of experienced Benefits Counselors can provide:

  • Verbal and written explanation of how your specific work goal will impact your benefits
  • Information about Work Incentives that may apply to you
  • Assistance with PASS Plan Development

Our team also provides:

  • Professional and courteous support and advice
  • Assistance with linkage and referral to other programs that may be beneficial to you.

Ticket to Work Program

The Ticket to Work Program, as well as the Maryland Employment Network and its partners, are voluntary programs. If you meet the eligibility criteria and need assistance to meet your goals, get started today!

If you would like to receive individualized information on how your work goal will impact your Social Security benefits, we can help! The Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS) funds intensive, individualized benefits counseling services. Simply print this form and tell your DORS counselor that you would like to work with one of our benefits counselors!

Employed Individuals with Disabilities (EID) Program Expansion

The Maryland Department of Health has recently issued a Provider Update which includes expansion of eligibility requirements for the EID Program....

The Maryland Employment Network Paves the Way to Employment

The Maryland Employment Network proudly announces the first Diverse Abilities Job Fair was a tremendous success! Rooted in MD-EN’s implementation of county-based roundtables filled with leaders selected from the disability, employment, and community sectors, this...

WISE Webinar – Expanding Your Job Search with Ticket to Work – Wednesday, May 25

Join SSA on May 25 at 3pm(ET) for the next Work Incentive Seminar Event (WISE) Webinar! In May, we’ll discuss hiring initiatives for job seekers with disabilities, including Section 503, Schedule A Hiring and apprenticeships. During the webinar, we’ll also highlight...

Wise Webinar – Debunking the Three Biggest Myths About Disability Benefits and Work, Wednesday, April 27

Join SSA on April 27 at 3pm(ET) for the next Work Incentive Seminar Event (WISE) Webinar! Have you heard any of these myths? If I go to work, I will automatically lose my Medicare or Medicaid.If I use my Ticket to go to work, Social Security will conduct a medical...

The Campaign for Disability Employment Launches Workplace Mental Health PSA

This National Campaign Explores the Roles We All Play in Promoting Workplace Wellbeing. The Campaign for Disability Employment (CDE) has launched its latest public education campaign. Built around a public service announcement (PSA) called “Mental Health at Work: What...

Tips to Relieve Anxiety Before an Interview

Securing an interview is an exciting step forward in your journey toward work, but it can also be anxiety inducing. The pressure to make a great first impression, or to have all the right answers may cause extra stress leading up to the big day. 7 Tips to Relieve...

Choosing a Service Provider That’s Right for You, Wednesday, March 30, at 3pm (ET)

Join us on March 30 for our next Work Incentive Seminar Event (WISE) webinar! Choosing a Service Provider That’s Right for You Wednesday, March 30, 2022, 3pm – 4:30pm (ET) Our Work Incentive Seminar Event (WISE) webinar will discuss how working with a Ticket to Work...

WISE Webinar – Ticket to Work, Support on Your Journey to Work

Join SSA and Choosework.ssa.gov on February 23 for the next Work Incentive Seminar Event (WISE) Webinar! Ticket to Work, Support on Your Journey to Work Wednesday, February 23, at 3pm ET Looking for work and have questions about disability employment opportunities?...

Getting to HIRED: Goal Setting

Imagine a world where every day you hear a client say, “I got hired!”  It is an employment specialist’s dream – fulfilled, happy clients successfully maneuvering the world of employment.  Most days that feels out of reach, but is it really?  At least half of solving...

Explore an Unprecedented Array of Work-At-Home Options With Help from Ticket to Work

With the increase in work-from-home jobs, now is a great time to go back to work. If you receive SSA disability benefits, an Employment Network with Social Security's Ticket to Work Program may be able to help....

eligibility

In order to be eligible for services provided by MD-EN staff you:

  • Must be between the ages of 18 and 64
  • Must be receiving either SSDI or SSI
  • Must be committed to becoming employed and work toward the possibility of becoming self-supporting and working off benefits