Hawkeye Employment Network

Hawkeye is an authorized Employment Network of the Social Security Administration that provides Ticket to Work Program services.  Hawkeye is able to provide this service through their partnership with IowaWORKS, a proud partner of the American Job Center Network.

Ticket to Work is a free and voluntary program that is available to persons aged 18 to 64 who have a disability and receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and/or Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Ticket to Work FAQ.

Benefits of assigning your ticket to work with our Employment Network

  • Free benefits planning by certified work incentive benefits counselors to learn about protections and incentives for returning to work.
  • Individualized services and assessments to determine what cash and medical benefits could be affected by work.
  • Continuing Disability Reviews (CDR’s) are waived while your ticket is assigned and you are making timely progress.
  • Learn how to transition back into full benefits if you need to.
  • No waiting list for services.
  • Face to Face meetings.
  • Wraparound services.


IowaWORKS offers a variety of services and supports to provide to you based on your individual needs.

Beneficiary Services

  • One-on-one support as you progress in your employment.
  • Assistance with wage reporting to Social Security.
  • Access to comprehensive benefits planning with two certified benefits planners on site.
  • Help identifying and obtaining accommodations in the workplace.
  • Assistance communicating with your employer if needed.
  • Individualized Case Management Services for the duration of your ticket assignment.
  • Resume, cover letter, application, and interview assistance.
  • Career counseling and job placement assistance.
  • Help developing an individual work plan and goals.
  • Veteran Employment Services.
  • Transitional Youth Services.
  • Pass Plan assistance.

Employer Services

  • Employees matched to employers
  • Accommodation questions and assistance
  • Training opportunities about disabilities
  • Liaison with client that may have a disability
  • Resource directing
  • Open interviews
  • Hiring events

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    3420 University Avenue
    Waterloo, IA 50701

    319-291-2651 (fax)

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    Disability Resource Coordinators

    Brenna Schaefer
    319-296-4296 ext.3101
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    Kylie Rathe
    319-296-4296 ext.3105
    Call or text: 319-214-0553
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    National Employment Network Association (NENA) Proud Member
    Social Security Administration Ticket to Work
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