Ticket to Work

Social Security's Ticket to Work Program supports career development for Social Security disability beneficiaries ages 18 through 64 who want to work. The Ticket Program is free and voluntary. The Ticket Program helps people with disabilities progress toward financial independence. 

Are you service provider or interested in becoming one?  Visit the Service Providers Site.

Are you a disability beneficiary interested in work?  Visit the Choose Work site.

The WIPA program provides accurate information to beneficiaries with disabilities, enabling them to make a successful transition to work. WIPA provides in-depth support to beneficiaries who need to understand how work will impact their benefits. WIPA counselors also connect SSDI beneficiaries and SSI recipients with disabilities to programs and services that assist them in making a successful transition to employment or self-employment. 

The PABSS program serves SSDI beneficiaries and SSI recipients with disabilities who are working or who want to work. Providers offer free and confidential legal representation and advocacy to assist beneficiaries in removing barriers to obtaining, maintaining, or increasing employment.

Every state and Tribal entity has a VR agency designed to support people with disabilities in acquiring employment. Social Security reimburses state VR agencies for the costs of the services they provide to SSDI beneficiaries and SSI recipients with disabilities whose earnings are at or above substantial gainful activity (SGA) level for nine out of 12 months.  The VR Cost Reimbursement program makes State VR services more readily available to Social Security beneficiaries with disabilities.  For more information, please visit Social Security’s Vocational Rehabilitation Reimbursement Program.