The Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Act (TWWIA) was passed by Congress in 1999 and was implemented as a new Social Security Administration (SSA) Program in 2002. The Ticket to Work and Self-Sufficiency Program was rolled out in phases by the SSA in 2002 along with the creation of an Advisory Panel to evaluate the programís performance and effectiveness.
The purpose of the Ticket to Work (TTW) Program was to increase employment opportunities for Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) beneficiaries so they could pursue self-sufficiency through employment and reduce their dependency on cash benefits. Based on recommendations from the SSA Ticket to Work Advisory Panel along with public input, SSA Regulations were amended in July of 2008. The amendments addressed program performance issues and enhanced the benefits for both beneficiaries and service providers to participate in the program.
Part One of the webinar on the TTW Program will provide participants with an overview of the changes to the regulations and how those changes impact on State Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Agencies and Employment Networks. The webinar will also provide participants with guidance on how to effectively implement the program within their respective organizations to maximize program performance and program income.