Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Improvement Act of 1999 is
designed to help people with disabilities seeking employment,
primarily by eliminating the disincentives to work for individuals
who receive SSI or SSDI, and expanding the availability of health
care services to people with disabilities who are working. The
free, voluntary program gives users a "ticket" that
allows them to get employment services, vocational rehab services
or access to other supports, such as assistive technology. The
program will be phased in nationally over a three-year period,
beginning in 2002.
of the SSA website provides basic information as well as details
about the Ticket to Work program. It includes a press release,
fact sheet, phase-in information, evaluation, q&as, final
regulations, schedule of events, history, support services, and
easy-to-use website is from Maximus, the company that administers
the Ticket to Work program for the Social Security Administration.
The site provides authoritative, extensive information about
the program, news, resources, and employment networks.
to Work legislation established an Advisory Panel to advise the
Commissioner of Social Security and report to the President and
Congress on issues related to work incentive programs, planning
and assistance for individuals with disabilities and the Ticket
to Work and Self-Sufficiency Program established under this Act.
Its website provides information about the panel, including a
calendar, meeting information, and documents.