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COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT & PLANNING DEPARTMENT

220 West Willow Street, Building B
Lafayette LA 70501

Hours: 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Phone: 337-291-8000
Email: DP@LafayetteLA.gov

DIRECTOR: Mary Sliman

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TICKET TO WORK PROGRAM

Social Security's Ticket to Work Program supports career development for people with disabilities who want to work. Social Security disability beneficiaries age 18 through 64 qualify; the program is completely free and voluntary. The goal of the program is to help individuals with disabilities progress toward financial independence. 

Work Incentives are protections that allow participants to keep some benefits for specific periods of time when beginning to work. They function like a “safety net,” so beneficiaries can try working without fear of losing your benefits. 

Lafayette Consolidated Government is an authorized Ticket to Work service provider known as an Employment Network (EN). ENs help people who receive Social Security disability benefits prepare for, find, or maintain employment.

Our Services Include:

  • Career counseling from a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor
  • Career exploration and assessment
  • Job application, resume, cover letter assistance
  • Job referrals
  • Mock interviews
  • Disability Disclosure Discussions
  • Job Accommodation Requests
  • Information on ADA in the Workplace
  • Employer outreach & tax incentives for hiring persons with disabilities
  • Referrals to appropriate intraoffice American Job Center staff for Veterans, Youth and WIOA programs: short term training grants, on-the-job training, work experience.
  • Direct referral for Benefits Planning Services (WIPA)
  • Follow-up services
  • Career Advancement Counseling
  • Referrals to community resources

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To learn more about the Ticket to Work Program and Social Security's Work Incentives in general please visit https://choosework.ssa.gov/ or call the national Ticket to Work Help Line at 1-866-968-7842 or 866-833-2967 (TTY) Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET.

To decide if Lafayette Consolidated Government's Employment Network is the right EN for you and discuss the individualized employment-related services we offer, please contact Lauren Womack, Ticketholder Contact, at 337-291-8421 or TicketToWork@lafayettela.gov

 

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