Lived Experiences

Getting Off SSDI Benefits and Returning to Work

The SGA Project included quantitative and qualitative research studies that help to explain both the intervention and outcomes. However, we felt it was important to capture the stories of some of the individuals returning to work.

In these videos, you’ll hear from them about the process they went through with their team of VR professionals. They also share advice for others beginning the journey back to work. 


What changed in these states? The Kentucky and Minnesota VR agencies improved their outcomes by:

  • Increasing the pace of services
  • Assisting with financial and benefits planning
  • Providing job placement services early in the process
  • Using a coordinated team approach


Share these videos so everyone can see that fulfilling employment is a reality. And don't miss any new stories: Follow the conversation on social media, using #ReturnToWorkSSDI


The SGA Project is funded by the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA), Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, U.S. Department of Education Grant # H235L100004