What is Ticket to Work?
Introduction to Ticket to Work
The Ticket to Work (TTW) program is a federal program for Social Security disability beneficiaries age 18 through 64 who receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits based on a disability and would like to work. It is designed to provide help and support for those beneficiaries who desire to regain financial independence through employment. The program is free; it is voluntary and offers work incentives that allow benefits to continue during the transition to employment. IVRS partners with other Employment Networks (ENs) to ensure our job candidates receive ongoing services once on the job.
Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services offers benefits counseling and planning services to enable SSI and SSDI beneficiaries to make informed choices about work. This includes access to Social Security Administration (SSA) work incentives planning services and other assistance to help you gain a better understanding of how you can pursue your plan for employment.
TTW Video Explanations
How do I find out if I have a Ticket to Work?
How soon can I get my Ticket to Work assigned to IVRS?
Is there a way to find out when I am due for a Medical Review?
Can I get my Ticket to Work assigned real quick since I recently got a letter from SSA?
What if I don't want to assign my Ticket to Work to IVRS?
Do I have to assign my Ticket to Work in order to use the Social Security Work Incentives?
Case Closure and your Ticket to Work?
Medical Reviews Explained
Timely Progress and Section 301
TTW and Partnership Plus
Partnership Plus provides SSA beneficiaries participating in the TTW program with a continuum of services to help them keep their jobs and have good careers that lead to better self-supporting futures.
Partnership Plus Fact Sheet
Current IVRS TTW Employment Network (EN) Partners
- Your Path to Employment with Ticket to Work (ASL video)
- Working While Disabled - How SSA Can Help
- TTW Frequently Asked Questions
- Code of Federal Regulations: Ticket to Work and Self-Sufficiency Program
- IVRS Ticket Un-Assignment Form
- Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Calculator
- PASS Calculator
You can read more about Ticket to Work at choosework.ssa.gov.