Ticket To Work & Regional Centers

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The United States government, the State of California and the County of Los Angeles understands the value of the services we provide. As such, we are contracted with these powerful agencies to provide our services and supports to help individuals eligible under the Ticket to Work, the State of California Regional Centers, The Department of Rehabilitation, and the Los Angeles Community & Senior Services, to help those who desire to work and achieve self-sufficiency.

Since 1998, we have remained leaders in successfully assisting these organizations. In 2007, we launched a new program to partner with other local agencies to help clients with significant barriers prepare for and obtain work. While similar programs averaged 8 successful job placements per year, during that same time, in our first two year we helped nearly 300 participants prepare for and find satisfying work in competitive employment they could be proud of.

Polishing the Professional continues to pay it forward through our efforts and our services are routinely sought to assist clients eligible under these programs. Our services are funded by these agencies for eligible participants. If you would like to find out if you’re eligible, please complete this interest form.

FREE 45 Minute Presentation

If you serve individuals with disabilities and/or they receive SSI or SSDI from Social Security Administration, and you would like to have a representative visit your place of business to explain our programs and services to you and your participants, please complete this interest form and a representative will contact you to schedule a date and time. GET FORM HERE!

About Ticket To Work

Ticket to Work Self Sufficiency (Ticket) program is a federal program designed to provide Social Security disability beneficiaries the choices, opportunities and support they need to enter and maintain employment. The goal of the program is to reduce and, whenever possible, eliminate dependence on cash benefits through the use of Employment Networks. Polishing The Professional is an Employment Network contracted with the federal government.

About Regional Centers

California has 21 regional centers with more than 40 office located throughout the state that serve individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. Regional centers are nonprofit corporations that contract with the Department of Developmental Services to provide or coordinate services and supports for individuals with developmental disabilities. They have offices throughout California to provide a local resource to help find and access the many services available to individuals and their families.

Clients & Reporting Wages

If you are a client of Polishing The Professional, and need help reporting your wages to Social Security Administration, we can help! Simply, complete this “Monthly Reminder” form and we will send you gentle reminders every month to help with reporting. With these special reminders you’ll; reduce the chance of costly over-payments, avoid or under-payments and simplify reporting to make your life a little easier.