The Ticket to Work program is authorized under the Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Improvement Act of 1999 (Public Law 106-170) and administered by the Social Security Administration. This voluntary program is available to adults aged 18 through 64 who receive benefits based on disability under the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program and/or the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program.
The purpose of the Ticket program is to provide expanded options for accessing employment services, vocational rehabilitation services or other support services needed to enter, maintain and advance in employment. The ultimate goal of the program is to eliminate the need for Social Security disability cash benefits to the extent possible.
Social Security provides set levels of compensation (milestone and outcome payments) to participating Employment Networks (ENs) and State Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) agencies functioning as ENs (VRENs). Compensation occurs as the beneficiaries they work with, and for whom they have the Ticket assignments, enter employment and achieve designated levels of work and earnings.