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Ticket to Work

The Ticket to Work and Self-Sufficiency Program is a voluntary employment program administered by the Social Security Administration. It offers beneficiaries with disabilities receiving Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income increased choices. With the Ticket program, client options include obtaining services and supports to attain self-supporting employment. 

The Ticket Program is part of the Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Improvement Act of 1999 legislation. It was designed to remove many of the barriers that previously influenced people's decisions about going to work. These concerns are usually over losing health care coverage. 

The program's aim is to increase opportunities and choices for Social Security disability beneficiaries to obtain employment, vocational rehabilitation and other support services. These services can come from public and private providers, employers and other organizations.

If you are interested in working, the Ticket to Work Program may be the key. Clients can access vocational rehabilitation, training and placement services, as well as other services and support. It helps clients reach their employment goals. The program is available for people with disabilities between the ages of 18 and 64 who are receiving SSDI or SSI benefits.

The Ticket to Work program provides protection from Social Security medical reviews for beneficiaries. They only have to make timely progress after they have signed off on their Individualized Plan for Employment. 

While participating in the Ticket to Work Program, clients might be able to use a combination of other work incentives that can assist them in finding a job. Using the Ticket to Work does not make clients ineligible for other work incentives. 

Please contact the DRS Ticket to Work Outreach office if you have any questions or would like additional information.

Ticket to Work Outreach

1500 Hoppe BLVD, Suite 2,
Ada, OK 74820

Office: (405) 777-3078
Toll Free: (866) 882-4515
Fax: (580) 421-9265

Oklahoma Works brings all of our state’s workforce resources together, connecting employers, employees and job-seekers to information and programs that help build Oklahoma’s workforce.

Last Modified on Apr 26, 2022
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