||Under the Employment Program, CILB offers consumers resources and training to improve their employability skills. Consumers can participate in workshops on resume writing, career exploration, and interviewing skills. At CILB, consumers receiving Social Security Administration (SSA) benefits have the opportunity to work with our employment specialist on job placement, benefits counseling, and Ticket to Work orientation. Any consumer seeking employment assistance including veterans, Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) consumers, and youth with disabilities can contact CILB at (954) 722-6400 to register for the next employment workshop or Ticket to Work orientation.
What is the Ticket Program?
The Ticket to Work and Self-Sufficiency Program is an employment program for people with disabilities who are interested in returning to work or gaining training and/or education in order to work for the first time. The Ticket to Work Program is part of the Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Improvement Act of 1999 – legislation designed to remove many of the barriers that previously influenced people’s decisions about going to work because of the concerns over losing healthcare coverage. The goal of Ticket to Work is to increase Social Security Disability beneficiaries opportunities and choices in employment, vocational rehabilitation (VR), and other support services from CIL, public and private providers, employers, and other organizations.
About Ticket to Work
The Ticket to Work Program provides most people receiving Social Security benefits (beneficiaries) more choices for receiving employment services. Under this program, the Social Security Administration (SSA) issues tickets to eligible beneficiaries who, in turn, may choose to assign those tickets to an Employment Network (EN) of their choice to obtain vocational rehabilitation services, employment services or other support services necessary to achieve a vocational (work) goal. The EN, if they accept the ticket, will coordinate and provide appropriate services to help the beneficiary find training, education, and/or gain or regain and/or maintain employment.
How Many People Are Eligible for the Ticket Program?
The Ticket to Work Program is an employment program that is available to most Social Security beneficiaries with disabilities who meet certain criteria. The Social Security Administration notifies those beneficiaries who are eligible to participate in the Ticket to Work Program by issuing them a Ticket. Beneficiaries receiving a Ticket are referred to as Ticket holders. More than 11 million Ticket holders are eligible to participate in this nationwide program and many are already working today.
How Can I Get More Information?
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