Youth In Transition and the Ticket to Work Program
Transition and Vocational Services is an Employment Network
Today there are almost one million youth under the age of 18 that are receiving SSI. Approximately seventy percent of those youth will receive Tickets from the Ticket to Work and Self-Sufficiency Program when they turn 18.
The goal of the Ticket Program is to increase opportunities and choices for Social Security beneficiaries to obtain employment, vocational rehabilitation and other support services from public and private providers, employers and other organizations.
The Ticket to Work Program is an employment program for people with disabilities who are interested in going to work:
- The Ticket to Work Program serves beneficiaries receiving SSI or SSDI who are age 18 or older and have not reached age 65.
- The Ticket to Work Program is completely voluntary.
- Each eligible youth will automatically receive a Ticket in the mail upon reaching age 18 and remaining on SSI or SSDI after their first CDR under adult criteria.
- As long as the beneficiary has an assigned Ticket and is actively participating, that beneficiary will not have to go through a Medical Continuing Disability Review.
- The Ticket To Work and Self Sufficiency Program is the first completely outcome-based employment and support services payment system in which the schools can participate.
- The legislation is designed to remove some of the barriers that previously influenced peoples decisions about going to work because of concerns over losing health care coverage
The Ticket to Work Program can help to ensure the successful transition of youth with disabilities from school to work and adulthood through the provision of employability services, supports, and incentives.
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