Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Improvement Act (P.L. 106-170)

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  • Title I - Ticket to Work and Self-Sufficiency Program and Related Programs
    • Ticket to Work Program
    • Elimination of Work Disincentives
    • Work Incentives Planning and Outreach
    • Protection and Advocacy for Beneficiaries of Social Security Program (PABSS)
  • Title II - Expanded Availability of Healthcare Service
  • Title III - Demonstration Projects and Studies

Ticket to Work Program

What is a Ticket?

  • A Ticket is a document sent by Social Security to let beneficiaries know that there are services to help with employment if they are interested in going to work.
  • A Ticket has no cash value for consumers but gives Continuing Disability Review (CDR) protections.
  • Expands number of agencies providing employment-related services to beneficiaries.
  • Beneficiaries may assign their Ticket to a service provider known as an Employment Network or EN.
  • No penalty for not using Ticket.
  • ENs can choose whether or not to accept a beneficiary's Ticket.
  • VR must accept all Tickets.

Your New Ticket Can:

  • Provide you with choice,
  • Help you to get a job, but only if you want to work,
  • Add “Employment Networks” to your choices of who will assist you without cost, and
  • Protect you from Medical Continuing Disability Reviews.