The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) does not administer the Social Security Administration's (SSA) retirement, survivors and disability benefits programs. For information about SSA, its benefits programs and their eligibility requirements, visit SSA's website.
Section 1148 of the Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Improvement Act (TWWIIA) established the Ticket to Work and Self- Sufficiency Program or "Ticket to Work." This program is for Social Security disability beneficiaries age 18 through 64 who want to work. It connects them to free employment services through employment networks that can help prepare them find and succeed in a job. People who decide to participate in the Ticket to Work program receive career counseling, vocational rehabilitation, and job training and placement. Employment networks are often part of DOL's public workforce system and may include American Job Centers.
U.S. Department of Labor Resources on Social Security
- Increasing Options: The Ticket to Work and Self Sufficiency Program
- Increasing the Public Workforce Development System's Participation in the Ticket to Work (TTW) Program for Disability Beneficiaries
Other Resources on Social Security
- Benefits for People with Disabilities
- Welcome to the Ticket to Work Program
- Working While Disabled: How We Can Help
- How Much Work Do You Need to Get Social Security Disability?
- Find Help to Achieve Your Work Goals
- Employment Networks in Social Security's Ticket to Work Program
- Work Incentives and the Ticket to Work Program