Hawkeye Employment Network

Hawkeye is an authorized Employment Network of the Social Security Administration that provides Ticket to Work Program services.

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.


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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Contact Information

Workforce Training and Community Development

Cedar Falls Center
5330 Nordic Drive
Cedar Falls, IA 50613

319-232-2751 (fax)

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Map and Directions

Disability Resource Coordinator

Brenna Schaefer
319-296-4296 ext.3101
Email Brenna Schaefer

Disability Resource Coordinator

Caitlin Blau
319-296-4296 ext.3105
Email Caitlin Blau

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Social Security Administration Ticket to Work
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