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.
Workforce EN Planning Guide
The purpose of this checklist is to help DEI projects that are either in the process of applying to become Employment Networks, or are new to providing Employment Network services. This checklist is being provided in order to assist DEI projects in identifying some key questions to consider from a business operations standpoint as projects begin accepting Ticket Holders.
DEI State VR Contacts
This document contains a list of the Vocational Rehabilitation Contacts for the DEI states for use in contacting Vocational Rehabilitation about Partnership Plus.
EN Ticket Assessment Guide
This tool was designed to assist a workforce Employment Network in understanding the customer flow as it relates to Ticket to Work in the job center, plus step by step guidance to determine whether or not they can provide the services the Ticket Holder may need and thus determine whether or not to assign the ticket.
SSA Approved Individualized Work Plan (IWP)
This form is the SSA approved Individualized Work Plan to be used with Ticket Holders to create their employment plans.
Example of the Individualized Workforce Plan Template
This form is the example of the Individualized Workforce Plan Template.
Timely Progress Guidelines
Timely Progress Guidelines are used to help ENs assess whether a Ticket Holder is on track and also effects EN payments. This document explains the Timely Progress Guidelines.
Payments at a Glance
This PDF provides an overview of the Payment Structure for how payments are generated and dispersed.
America Service Locater
ENs can now be found through the America Service Locater. To find other ENs in your area as well as to locate your EN
please click on the following link:
Ticket to Work Tracking Tools
The NDI Team has two tracking tools available to help workforce ENs to track the number of Tickets assigned, EN payments and revenue. One of the tools is a better fit for a regionally designed EN, Ticket Data Manager, and the other is a better match for a state EN model referred to as the Ticket Tracker. If you are interested in learning more about these tools as well as receiving a cope of one of these tools please contact your designated TA Liaison