(NAPSI)—December 17 marks the 20th anniversary of the Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Improvement Act—legislation that established the Ticket to Work (Ticket) program and other incentives to increase access to employment for adults with disabilities who want to work. Since 1999, the Ticket program has helped over one million Social Security disability beneficiaries work for the first time or return to work and find their path to financial independence.
Today, the Ticket program continues to serve people with disabilities ages 18 through 64 who receive SSI or SSDI. If you’re eligible, it can connect you with free employment services that help you prepare for, find and maintain employment. The program provides services such as career counseling, vocational rehabilitation, job development, placement and training from authorized providers (known as Employment Networks) and/or your State Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) agency.