• Operating as an Employment Network (EN) under Social Security Administration's (SSA's) Ticket to Work Program is an important strategic approach to sustainability and collaboration in addressing the needs of people with disabilities receiving Supplemental Security Income/Social Security Disability Insurance (SSI/SSDI) cash benefits. As such, this area of the site provides resources and materials around the Ticket to Work program for ENs.

How to Become an EN for Workforce Boards and Job Center Operators

  • Applying to become an EN is unique to agencies who have a contract with the United States Department of Labor. For this reason, it is recommended you contact the DEI Technical Assistance Liaison for your state, who will connect you with a Ticket expert for a walk through of the application process.

  • Workforce eProcesses:

    Social Security Administration offers some unique services to workforce Employment Networks. This page provides additional information about the Workforce eProcesses including the benefits of utilizing this process as well as the different options associated with it.


  • EN Suitability Requirements Checklist

    This checklist provides information about the Suitability and Security Clearance requirement required by the SSA for each EN Staff member to handle or have access to Personally Identifiable Information (PII), including the ability to assign Tickets. This checklist was designed to assist potential ENs understand the process and steps involved in achieving staff suitability determination by SSA. Click here to view the Suitability and Security Clearance Checklist.

    Click here to view the Microsoft Word Document

Disability Employment Initiative

This project has been funded, either wholly or in part, with Federal funds from the Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration under Contract Number DOLJ131A22067. The contents of this publication do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the Department of Labor, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement of same by the U.S. Government.