The Ticket to Work Program

Date: 
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Report Number: 
A-02-17-50203
Report Type: 
Audit Report
Office Affiliation: 

The Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Improvement Act of 1999 established the Ticket to Work and Self-Sufficiency Program (Ticket Program). The purpose of the Ticket Program is to provide the assistance disabled beneficiaries need to return to work.

Under the Ticket Program, SSA provides beneficiaries a Ticket they can present to qualified organizations to obtain vocational rehabilitation or employment services. Eligible beneficiaries, called Ticket Holders, are age 18 through 64 and receive Disability Insurance and/or Supplemental Security Income payments based on a disability that creates an impediment to work. A beneficiary’s participation in the Program is voluntary and free. The beneficiary can choose if, when, and where to use the Ticket with any approved Employment Network (EN) or State Vocational Rehabilitation agency (SVRA).