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Monday, November 28, 2005

Get Your Ticket To Work

Ticket to Work is a free, voluntary program that helps Social Security disability beneficiaries navigate the employment process and overcome the barriers to finding fulfilling careers. Ticket to Work connects Social Security disability beneficiaries to various programs - from employment to vocational rehabilitation - so they have the tools, assistance, and guidance they need to find the right job.

Eligible beneficiaries receive a "Ticket" in the mail. Ticket-holders can redeem their Tickets to obtain services from public or private providers in their local community, including the State Vocational Rehabilitation Agency, which make it possible for people with disabilities to get into the workforce. These approved providers, called "Employment Networks" (EN), are private organizations or government agencies that have agreed to work with Social Security in providing employment services and supports to beneficiaries with disabilities. Once Ticket-holders have found an EN, they work together to design an individual employment plan and to find a job best suited for the Ticket-holder's skills, experience, and goals.

Ticket to Work aims to: increase beneficiary choice in obtaining rehabilitation and vocational services; remove barriers that require people with disabilities to choose between healthcare coverage and work; and assure that more beneficiaries with disabilities have the opportunity to participate in the workforce.

Please visit for details about this valuable program from Social Security.

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