Self Sufficiency Through Employment
"Employing Today’s Workers for Tomorrow’s Future"
Ticket to Work
The goals of the Ticket to Work Program are to:
- Offer beneficiaries with disabilities expanded choices when seeking service and supports to enter, re-enter and/or maintain employment;
- Increase the financial independence and self-sufficiency of beneficiaries with disabilities; and
- Reduce and whenever possible, eliminate reliance on disability benefits.
A paper Ticket is not necessary to participate. Under this program, eligible beneficiaries with disabilities who are receiving monthly cash benefit payments are entitled to participate by signing up with an approved service provider (Self Sufficiency Through Employment) of their choice. This can be an Employment Network “EN” (Self Sufficiency Through Employment) or a State Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) agency. The EN/State VR agency, if they accept the Ticket assignment, will coordinate and provide appropriate services to help the beneficiary find and maintain employment. These services may be training, career counseling, vocational rehabilitation, job placement and ongoing support and services necessary to achieve a work goals.