The NEW Ticket To Work New Program, New Opportunities. Dennis L. Born Director The Supported Employment Consultation and Training Center Indiana Works Work Incentive Planning and Assistance. June-09. What is the Ticket to Work Program?. A voluntary employment program administered by SSA
Dennis L. Born
The Supported Employment Consultation and Training Center
Indiana Works Work Incentive Planning and Assistance
> Approximately 6.4 million on SSDI
> Approximately 3.9 million on SSI
> Approximately 1.4 million are concurrently eligible
> Nationally, this means about 470,000 beneficiaries who want to work
[Based on the results of the TTW Evaluation and the National Beneficiary Survey]
SSA is Listening.
SSA is Learning.
SSA is Responding.
SSA has changed its programs and how it does business to more effectively provide opportunities for beneficiaries with disabilities who want to work.
(About 300,000 MIEs)
> Ticket to Work
> Work Incentives Planning & Assistance
> Protection & Advocacy for Beneficiaries of Social Security
> Other Work Support Initiatives
> Phase 1 Milestones - Trial Work level earnings
> Phase 2 Milestones – Substantial Gainful Activity level earnings
When VR chooses to serve a beneficiary under Cost Reimbursement, beneficiary’s Ticket is
> Not assigned to VR
New “in-use SVR” status extends Continuing Disability Review (CDR) protection to beneficiary while receiving VR services under Cost Reimbursement
> Cannot be assigned to another EN while VR case is open
Indiana Pure Partnership Plus
Vocational Rehabilitation Services (VRS) in IN operates under a “payment for results” model with its vendors. Aspects of this model are being carried over to Indiana’s approach to Partnership Plus where VRS will serve all beneficiaries under the Cost Reimbursement program. VR counselors will encourage all beneficiaries to assign their Tickets to Ens after VR closes their cases. VRS will be asking Ens to share documentation of earnings with VRS to facilitate reimbursement. VRS is planning to offer a payment of $1000 to Ens that are successful in stabilizing beneficiaries in employment and getting them to 8 months of net SGA earnings. VRS can include this $1000 payment to the EN as payment for job retention services as part of their request for reimbursement for post-employment services after case closure.
are already serving
Work Incentive Seminars
> New Phase 1 and Phase 2 Milestone payments available while beneficiary is still receiving cash benefits
> Visit SSA’s Work Site at: www.socialsecurity.gov/work
> Visit the Maximus web site at: www.yourtickettowork.com
or call: 1-866-949-ENVR (3687)
Look at the people you served last year and use SSA’s EN Revenue Estimator to determine potential revenue from the Ticket to Work Program.