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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!

WISE Webinar – Reasonable Accommodations and the Path to Employment, July 28

Join us on July 28 for the next Social Security Work Incentive Seminar Event (WISE) webinar! This month’s webinar focuses on workplace accommodations. During the July webinar, the Northeast ADA Center will share details on how individuals can succeed in the workplace...

WISE Webinar – Ticket to Work and Mental Health, June 23

Join us on June 23 for Social Security's next Work Incentive Seminar Event (WISE) webinar! Work can help boost your mental health! This month we’ll discuss mental health and employment while highlighting Ticket to Work (Ticket) Program resources that can help...

WISE Webinar – Ticket to Work and Mental Health, Dec 16

Join Social Security for the next Work Incentive Seminar Event (WISE) Webinar! Ticket to Work and Mental Health Wednesday, December 16, 2020 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. ET The December WISE Webinar will highlight how working can help boost your mental health.  The webinar will...

WISE Webinar – Debunking the Three Biggest Myths about Disability Benefits and Work, November 18, 2020

Join us on November 18 for the next Work Incentive Seminar Event (WISE) webinar! Debunking the Three Biggest Myths about Disability Benefits and Work Wednesday, November 18, 2020 3:00 - 4:30pm ET SSA's November WISE webinar will discuss the 3 biggest myths surrounding...

WISE Webinar – Working from Home with Ticket to Work, October 21

Join Social Security for the next Work Incentive Seminar Event (WISE) Webinar! Working from Home with Ticket to Work Wednesday, October 21, 2020 3:00 - 4:30 p.m., ET The October WISE Webinar will present information on how to succeed while working from home and how...

WISE Webinar – Ticket to Work and the Path to Employment, August 26, 2020

If you receive Social Security disability benefits (SSI/SSDI), you probably have lots of questions about how work will affect your benefits. Join this month's Social Security WISE Webinar as they answer some of your questions and tell you how you can get started with...

WISE Webinar – Reasonable Accommodations and the Path to Employment, July 22

If you are a disability beneficiary and are wondering how reasonable accommodations can help you at work, then join this month's Social Security WISE (Work Incentive Seminar Event) Webinar. Reasonable Accommodations and the Path to Employment Wednesday, July 22, 2020...

Self-Care Tips When Working From Home

Working from home has become the new norm for many due to COVID19. It gives us the flexibility to take care of ourselves and families. But what happens when the lines of work and home become blurred? Here are a few tips to practice self-care while working from home....

How does returning to work – or working for the first time – affect your disability benefits (SSI/SSDI)?

Benefits Counseling and the Path to Employment If you receive disability benefits (SSI/SSDI) and are considering returning to work - or working for the first time - you're probably wondering how that income will affect your benefits.  Choosework.ssa.gov has resources...

WISE Webinar-Ticket to Work and Mental Health, June 24

Join Social Security for the next Work Incentive Seminar Event (WISE) Webinar! Ticket to Work and Mental Health Wednesday, June 24, 2020 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. ET The June WISE Webinar will highlight how working can help boost your mental health.  The webinar will discuss...

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