About Ticket to Work

The Ticket to Work and Self Sufficiency (Ticket) program is a Federally-funded employment program designed to provide Social Security disability beneficiaries (i.e., individuals receiving Social Security Disability Insurance and/or Supplemental Security Income benefits based on disability) the choices, opportunities and support they need to enter the workforce and maintain employment with the goal of becoming economically self-supporting over time.

This section of the website provides basic facts about the Ticket to Work program, including some historical information and information on the Ticket to Work program partners. It briefly describes the role of the partners at the national, state and local levels. This includes:

  • Social Security's Office of Research, Demonstration and Employment Support (ORDES) and the Ticket Program Manager (TPM), the Federal contractor that assists Social Security in administering the Ticket program.
  • Two critical community partners, the Work Incentives Planning and Assistance (WIPA) projects and the Protection and Advocacy for Beneficiaries of Social Security (PABSS) projects.

This section also includes Frequently Asked Questions about the Ticket program and contact information for the various Ticket to Work help desks.