Due to the current health crisis, hours of operation may be limited. However, Career Development Services, LLC will assist with any questions about the Ticket to Work and Self-Sufficiency Program. You may complete the INTAKE FORM by clicking on the tab above or using the CONTACT INFO below, or by calling 1-800-249-7865. A representative will contact you within 24 hours or less.
NOTE: Your Ticket Must Be Assigned to an EN (Employment Network) Provider for Services. Ticketholders must contact, speak to, and fill out paperwork before your Ticket is Officially Assigned for Services.
The Ticket to Work and Self-Sufficiency Program is a program from the Social Security Administration created to provide Employment Support to Beneficiaries/Ticketholders in finding suitable, retainable employment, and if possible becoming self-sufficient.
Ticket to Work Program
• Created as part of the Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Improvement Act of 1999.
• Provides expanded access to service providers (Employment Networks and State VR Agencies) that help beneficiaries prepare for employment, get and keep a job leading to greater financial independence.
• Provides an exemption from medical disability reviews as long as the Ticket is in use and certain progress standards are met.
The Social Security Administration has two programs under The Ticket to Work Program that provides benefits: the Social Security Disability Insurance program - SSDI, and the Supplemental Security Income program - SSI.
Career Development Services, LLC is an approved Employment Network provider for the Ticket to Work and Self-Sufficiency Program.
Beneficiaries/Ticketholders will receive pre/post-employment services from the Employment Network Provider (EN.) These are free services to Ticketholders who are interested in working while being disabled. The EN provider and the Ticketholder work jointly to select the most useful options of services and resources that are available to the Beneficiary. An essential element for success is to have the Beneficiary /Ticketholder be involved in all aspects of the process. It is essential to do everything possible to ensure a good match between the Beneficiary and the work environment.
A good planning process in finding employment involves the following key elements:
Career Development Services, LLc Employment Network Provider (EN) for the Ticket to Work Program