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The Ticket to Work program really helped me when I went into remission and wanted to go back to work! They helped me with work clothes, gas, hair cuts, and getting my medicines as I slowly recovered and could work full-time to support myself. I think it is really an awesome program that does so much good for people wanting to go back to work after a serious illness.

Susan

HI Everyone!
I just wanted to let you all know that last night I used the remaining $150 on the card to purchase my FIRST EVER SUIT!! I am 38 years old and have NEVER had a suit it was pretty exciting for me! Thank you all again for all this help it has really made a huge difference in my life and being able to feel confident in my self and appearance at work!

GOD BLESS YOU ALL!!!!

Michael

"I never knew all the help that was available for a disabled person until I found Disabled Workers. They have made understanding the rules easy!"

Susan

To Whom It May Concern;
I had been on Social Security Disability for seventeen years. Wanting to go back to work, I didn’t know where to begin until I ran across www.passplanhelp.com. I had a great fear of losing my benefits if I did not succeed at working. I also knew it would take having courses at the local vocational school, reliable transportation, and other things to meet my goal of returning to work. I contacted Mr. Stephen Schrader and he led me through the entire process. I am now getting help through the pass plan including all of the things I required so I could return to work. Mr. Schrader answered all of my questions, helped write the application, contacted the Social Security workers, explained what was available, stayed in touch with me, and much more. I couldn’t have gotten this help without him. I urge you to check out the pass plan because it is a wonderful program.

Sincerely,

Gayle

Dear Janet, Ron and Steve,
I can't thank you enough for all that you've done on my behalf over these past years. In large part due to your efforts and positive encouragement I now work full time and am also employed part time on call. Considering where I started from,this is a serious benefit to me and to society as a whole.

It's also a testament to the effectiveness of your company and particularly the people who work there.

If anyone is new to your program let them be aware this is the finest and most caring group of people they will ever chance to meet.

Sincerely and with great admiration,

David

I wish to thank you and all the fine people at Disabled Workers that have gone above and beyond the call of duty to help me. I am happy to report, that by the grace of God, I found permanent employment. Without you guys, especially Judy, Jacqui, and Steve, I don't know if I would have been able to pound out resume after resume without lapsing into discouragement to finally get a decent job. Thanks for all the information, advice, and compassion

God bless you all

Tom H

May 6, 2013
You guys are such a blessing in our lives. The incentive money you guys have sent has come just at the right times, when we were completely out of money and weren't sure how we would get to work. God has continuously blessed us through you guys.

Bret M

Hi, Lisa is my name and I live in Missouri. Just wanted to take a minute to thank Disabled Workers for all there knowledge and help when I entered the Ticket to Work Program. You are fantastic bunch of people!!!!!

Lisa

Hi. From Day One being in the Ticket to Work program Steve has been a great help answering questions and looking out for my best interests. I have been able to go back to work and not need social security disability benefits anymore but DisABLEd Workers has continued to help me and work with me to meet my goals. I have recommended their services to others and really appreciate all the work they have done on my behalf.

Jason D

Hello,
Disabled Workers has helped me with my ticket to work by keeping all of my pay stubs and checking every month for any incentive that I maybe eligible for. I am working part time due to my poor health and lots of pain. Thanks to Disabled Workers that I'm surviving with a family of 4 with my disability using Ticket to Work Program.

Sincerely,

Irshad E

Hi my name is Angela,
I recently gave my ticket to work to Disabled Workers. Since then I have been working part-time cashiering. I suffer from depression and lately I have been so busy that I keep my mind off alot of things. The job just recently ended and my employer asked me if I wanted to come back next year, so if I'm not working by then I will go back next year. I would like to thank Disabled Workers for their time and patience and for having me as a client.

Thank you,

Angela

I, Dwight Savage would like to take this time out to thank all of you with the staff of Disable worker for all support you have given me since I been the program.It is good to know that you are not alone. thank God for this program and I pray that it can be a blessing in the life of others. God Bless.

Dwight S

I just wanted to take a moment to express my sincere gratitude to you and your team at Disabled Workers. Every interaction I have had with all of the team members have been nothing less than excellent. It is evident that not only do you take pride In what you do but you care about the people you serve. With so many choices out there regarding agencies to assign your TTW to, Disabled workers provides a direct and supportive path to finding independence once again. I feel truly blessed that I found your agency and am grateful to each and every member of your staff. God Bless,

Kenneth

I'm not sure when I first heard/read about the Disabled Workers Program, but I signed up for it at the end of 2013. I sent them all my pay stubs and filled out all the questions needed to see if I'd even qualify. Everyone there were such big help with any questions I might have to get started. The monies I received from them came in so handy and many times when I really needed it. Once I needed some nice clothes and shoes for an interview and was able to go to my interview "looking good". My printer went out and I was able to replace it so I could scan and send out samples for jobs I'd applied for. Matthew, helped me with understanding of the many letters and forms I'd received from Social Security that I didn't understand. Very patient and kind. God Bless him. There is just one more very important thing I very much liked about this organization. Whenever I'd get an email or speak with one of them, there was always a "God Bless You" at the end of every conversation or email. I very much believe in God, and I always be thankful for you. Sincerely and God Bless you All

Rene

I am a, not by choice retired hairstylist of 26 yrs, before I had back surgery in 2010. I am 60yrs old.. I was out of work on disability for 3 yrs before I finally landed a job doing caregiver work that I could do.I had scoured the internet for assistant when I came upon ticket to work program. This program has given me so much assistance with all that was available to me that I was not aware of. It was comforting to know I could work and keep my benefits and also receive incentive bonuses to assist in things one may need to continue working or going to school. I feel like I am beginning to live again being back in the workforce.Thank you so Disabled Workers for the great caring advice I receive from you whenever needed!

Debra

I've disabled since 12/31/13 when i had a aortic dissection type B. Social Security put me in contact with Disabled Workers , and immediately they showed care and compassion from the start!! Me and my children are very Greatful for the staff at Disabled Workers ! They have showed nothing but care and love , and i want to thank them!!!

John P.

Success Stories

Strongest Dad in the World
[From Sports Illustrated, By Rick Reilly]

I try to be a good father. Give my kids mulligans. Work nights to pay for their text messaging. Take them to swimsuit shoots.

But compared with Dick Hoyt, I suck.

Eighty-five times he's pushed his disabled son, Rick, 26.2 miles in marathons.

Eight times he's not only pushed him 26.2 miles in a wheelchair but also towed him 2.4 miles in a dinghy while swimming and pedaled him 112 miles in a seat on the handlebars--all in the same day.


Dick's also pulled him cross-country skiing, taken him on his back mountain climbing and once hauled him across the U.S. on a bike. Makes taking your son bowling look a little lame, right?
And what has Rick done for his father? Not much--except save his life. This love story began in Winchester , Mass. , 43 years ago, when Rick was strangled by the umbilical cord during birth, leaving him brain-damaged and unable to control his limbs.


``He'll be a vegetable the rest of his life;'' Dick says doctors told him and his wife, Judy, when Rick was nine months old. ``Put him in an institution.''


But the Hoyts weren't buying it.

They noticed the way Rick's eyes followed them around the room. When Rick was 11 they took him to the engineering department at Tufts University and asked if there was anything to help the boy communicate. ``No way,'' Dick says he was told. ``There's nothing going on in his brain.''


"Tell him a joke,'' Dick countered. They did. Rick laughed. Turns out a lot was going on in his brain.

Rigged up with a computer that allowed him to control the cursor by touching a switch with the side of his head, Rick was finally able to communicate. First words? ``Go Bruins!'' And after a high school classmate was paralyzed in an accident and the school organized a charity run for him, Rick pecked out, ``Dad, I want to do that.''

Yeah, right. How was Dick, a self-described ``porker'' who never ran more than a mile at a time, going to push his son five miles? Still, he tried. ``Then it was me who was handicapped,'' Dick says. ``I was sore for two weeks.''
That day changed Rick's life. ``Dad,'' he typed, ``when we were running, it felt like I wasn't disabled anymore!''

And that sentence changed Dick's life. He became obsessed with giving Rick that feeling as often as he could. He got into such hard-belly shape that he and Rick were ready to try the 1979 Boston Marathon.

``No way,'' Dick was told by a race official. The Hoyts weren't quite a single runner, and they weren't quite a wheelchair competitor. For a few years Dick and Rick just joined the massive field and ran anyway, then they found a way to get into the race officially: In 1983 they ran another marathon so fast they made the qualifying time for Boston the following year.


Then somebody said, ``Hey, Dick, why not a triathlon?''

How's a guy who never learned to swim and hadn't ridden a bike since he was six going to haul his 110-pound kid through a triathlon? Still, Dick tried.


Now they've done 212 triathlons, including four grueling 15-hour Ironmans in Hawaii . It must be a buzzkill to be a 25-year-old stud getting passed by an old guy towing a grown man in a dinghy, don't you think?

Hey, Dick, why not see how you'd do on your own? ``No way,'' he says. Dick does it purely for ``the awesome feeling'' he gets seeing Rick with a cantaloupe smile as they run, swim and ride together.


This year, at ages 65 and 43, Dick and Rick finished their 24th Boston Marathon , in 5,083rd place out of more than 20,000 starters. Their best time'? Two hours, 40 minutes in 1992--only 35 minutes off the world record, which, in case you don't keep track of these things, happens to be held by a guy who was not pushing another man in a wheelchair at the time.


``No question about it,'' Rick types. ``My dad is the Father of the Century.''

And Dick got something else out of all this too. Two years ago he had a mild heart attack during a race. Doctors found that one of his arteries was 95% clogged. ``If you hadn't been in such great shape,'' one doctor told him, ``you probably would've died 15 years ago.''


So, in a way, Dick and Rick saved each other's life.

Rick, who has his own apartment (he gets home care) and works in Boston, and Dick, retired from the military and living in Holland , Mass. ,always find ways to be together. They give speeches around the country and compete in some backbreaking race every weekend, including this Father's Day.

That night, Rick will buy his dad dinner, but the thing he really wants to give him is a gift he can never buy.


``The thing I'd most like,'' Rick types, ``is that my dad sit in the chair and I push him once.''

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