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Ticket To Work

Ticket to Work is for people who receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. Ticket to Work offers you greater choices in getting the services you need to go to work or to earn more money. The goal of the program is to help Social Security Disability beneficiaries earn enough money so they will not need Social Security cash benefits.

The Ticket to Work is voluntary. If you receive SSDI or SSI benefits you don’t have to partici-pate in the Ticket program. It is an optional resource for you. A decision not to participate in the Ticket to Work will have no effect on your disability benefits.

How to use your Ticket to Work

  • You will get a ticket in the mail from Social Security that allows you to choose from a list of service providers to assist you in going to work.
  • Service providers under the Ticket to Work are called Employment Networks (ENs).
  • You get to choose an Employment Network to help you. Before choosing one, you can discuss the services you would like to receive with all available ENs.
  • Once you have identified the EN, you and the EN representative will develop an employment plan. The plan will include your job goal and the steps to achieve that goal. If you are satisfied with the plan, you may assign the Ticket to the EN you have chosen.
  • After you have assigned your Ticket to an EN, you will be protected from having a Continuing Disability Review (CDR) by the Social Security Administration (SSA) to assess your work status. As long as you are making timely progress on your plan, SSA will not review your work situation in regard to your eligibility for benefits. SSA may, however, review your medical status in regard to your disability.

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For further information on the Ticket to Work program contact:

Noreen Brown
Utah State Office of Rehabilitation
(801) 538-7530
njbrown@utah.gov

MAXIMUS, Ticket to Work Program Manager
Toll-Free: 1-866-968-7842
TDD Line for Hearing and Speech Impaired: 1-866-833-2967
www.yourtickettowork.com