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Disability Resources

Social Security

The Department of Labor does not enforce any part of the Social Security program. For information on social security, visit the Social Security Administration's Web site.

The Department of Labor does play a role in the implementation of the Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Improvement Act (TWWIIA). Under this law, recipients of Social Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) will have greater choice in getting the services and technology they need to obtain employment.

TWWIIA gives these recipients the right to choose their job training, employment placement, and other service providers from a list of providers approved by the Social Security Administration. Individuals with disabilities will receive a "ticket" which they will be able to present to an employment network provider they feel best meets their needs.

The objective of the program is to work with businesses, state vocational rehabilitation agencies, and other traditional and non-traditional service providers to prepare individuals with disabilities for work and link them with employers who want to hire qualified employees.

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