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Call to Participate! Ticket to Work EN Report Card Listening Sessions: December 16 Webinar and December 19 National Teleconference Call

Social Security’s Office of Employment Support Programs (OESP) is hosting two listening sessions to gain input about a proposed revision of the Ticket to Work EN Report Card. OESP is committed to improving the EN Report Card and invites ideas and comments from:

  • People who have an interest in the rules we use to administer the Ticket to Work (TTW) program, apply for or receive disability benefits or SSI payments,
  • Ticket to Work participants,
  • Employment networks (ENs),
  • Advocates, members of the public, and
  • Organizations that represent parties interested in the TTW program and support the employment of people with disabilities.

Below is information about how to PARTICIPATE in these FREE sessions:

Event:

Webinar

Date:

Friday, December 16, 2011

Time:

1:00 – 2:30 p.m., EST

Webinar Link:

www.gatherplace.net/join?p=3091037

Call-In Number:

1-800-480-6924

Participant Code:

When prompted, reply, “EN Report Card”

 

Event:

National Teleconference Call

Date:

Monday, December 19, 2011

Time:

3:00 – 4:30 p.m., EST

Call-In Number:

1-877-407-0183

Participant Code:

930584

 

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Event Link*:
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Listening Session Presentation Materials

Click here to download the EN Report Card Presentation Slides

Click here to download the text version of the EN Report Card Presentation Slides

About ENs and the EN Report Card

An EN is a private or public entity that participates in the Ticket to Work program and provides employment, vocational rehabilitation, or other support services to persons who receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and/or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits because of a disability. The EN Report Card helps beneficiaries make informed choices regarding their selection of an EN under the Ticket to Work program. The report card is essential to informing ENs about the service expectations and level of satisfaction of Ticket to Work participants and identifies areas in which it may improve performance under the program.

We have already received some input from the public which we have taken into consideration in drafting a proposed revision.

To learn more about the Ticket to Work program, please visit www.socialsecurity.gov/work, e-mail support@chooseworkttw.net, or call 1-866-968-7842 or 1-866-833-2967 (TTY/TDD).

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28 Comments

annie says:
December 16, 2011 at 3:21 PM

im trying to call and its asking me for my access code and you never sent me one so im putting in the Participant code and says thats not it could you please help me? thank you Annie

MARIA says:
December 19, 2011 at 4:17 PM

I try to download the powerpoint and presentation slides, but I'm not able to get it, is other way to print it? Thanks. 

Margaret says:
December 26, 2011 at 11:08 AM

I have the statement of what I have earned in 2011 with my employer.  Can I send my statements to you and let me know at what address should I send this to.

Please send me this information as soon as possible.

Thank You!!

Margaret O.

 

 

 

carolyn says:
December 27, 2011 at 4:05 PM

I carolyn T. is a student at Galveston College currently attending the G.E.D. classes to earn my G.E.D. to have what is needed to gain employment. I"m sooorry that I missed the event,.  would also like for someone to help me with my Pass packet this is mt first time and I do not understand everything that required me please I would like some assistands you can call me at XXX-XXX-XXXX if for some reason the appointment would have to be after 12p.m. my classes or Monday - Thrusday 9am - 12pm I do not attend school on fridays. I will be taking my exams in the next 4 to 6 weeks.

Brandi says:
December 29, 2011 at 3:43 PM

When The next en report card.

melissa says:
January 2, 2012 at 11:53 AM

I want to go to work part time.Am i going to loose my disability. Or will it lower my monthly payment?What I will be doiny is cleaning 2 busnisses. could some get back to me by e-mail or by phone? mt number is XXX-XXX-XXXX. Thank you. melissa XXXXXX

Eric says:
January 4, 2012 at 4:58 AM

I'm interested in the ticket to work prigram let me know when the next job or training is .I wamt to apply. I have multiple scherosis and I would kike sone type of part time work that I can handle.   Thank you, Eric

Brandi says:
January 5, 2012 at 12:02 PM

Can updates be sent to my email?

Theresa says:
January 6, 2012 at 11:02 AM

Im interested in getting stated in the Ticket to work program. I would like to recieve any information on how to get started pls email or call me @ XXX-XXX-XXXX

Choose-Work-Blog-Staff says:
January 20, 2012 at 6:22 PM

Hello everyone!  Stay tuned to this space since the transcript and audio file from the call will be posted here. You can download the presentation from the links in the post above.

Diana says:
February 15, 2012 at 11:58 AM

I would like to try to get a job, my disibility is not enough to cover expenses in my home. What should i do? I don't want to loose my disibility because I know my health issuse will never get better!

Choose-Work-Blog-Staff says:
February 15, 2012 at 3:05 PM

Hello Diana, Contact our Ticket to Work Help Line and speak to a representative who should be able to help answer your questions and explore your work options. The number is 1-866-968-7842 / 866-833-2967 (TTY/TDD) Mon-Fri, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. EST. Good luck!

Choose-Work-Blog-Staff says:
February 15, 2012 at 3:05 PM

Hello Diana, Contact our Ticket to Work Help Line and speak to a representative who should be able to help answer your questions and explore your work options. The number is 1-866-968-7842 / 866-833-2967 (TTY/TDD) Mon-Fri, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. EST. Good luck!

Amy says:
February 19, 2012 at 9:17 PM

My mother recently recieved a letter letting her know that her "ticket" has been terminated. Does this mean that she is no longer going to recieve her ssi benifits? Is she going to need to go and apply for her ssi again? What does this letter mean? I had no idea she was on such program.

Choose-Work-Blog-Staff says:
February 24, 2012 at 11:56 AM

Hello! We understand the letter she received may have been confusing to you. We suggest you talk to a representative at our Ticket to Work Help Line who can help answer your questions. The number is: 1-866-968-7842 / 866-833-2967 (TTY/TDD) Mon-Fri, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. EST.

Gil says:
March 2, 2012 at 2:39 PM

I worked 42 quarters but started at USPS  30 rs ago.will I still be able to collect. I'm 60 now.  Thanks

Choose-Work-Blog-Staff says:
March 5, 2012 at 2:43 PM

Hello Gil, If you currently receive Social Security benefits, you will continue to receive your benefits until you begin earning wages or self-employment income above the applicable earnings limit for the Supplemental Security Income or Social Security Disability Insurance program. Learn more on this topic in our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) at http://www.chooseworkttw.net/about-program/faq.html or call the Ticket to Work Help Line at 1-866-968-7842 (V) / 866-833-2967 (TTY/TDD)

Choose-Work-Blog-Staff says:
March 5, 2012 at 2:54 PM

Hello Margaret, We suggest you talk to a representative at our Ticket to Work Help Line who can help answer your questions. The number is: 1-866-968-7842 / 866-833-2967 (TTY/TDD) Mon-Fri, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. EST.

theresa says:
April 21, 2012 at 9:26 PM

i am looking for a job full time 9am til5pm laundry or dishwash

Choose-Work-Blog-Staff says:
April 23, 2012 at 7:58 AM

Hi Theresa! If you are ready to work, the Ticket to Work program may be right for you! We can provide you with training, career counseling, and job support. Call our Ticket to Work Help Line at 1-866-968-7842 or 1-866-833-2967 (TTY/TDD) to talk to someone who can help you meet your goals.

Jacq says:
April 23, 2012 at 11:33 PM

I am interesting in attempting employment my education is a Masters in Industrial/organization psychology.  Can the ticket to work program help me locate employment.  Plus how does the program work, will I lose my SSI and Medicaid.  If the job does not work out will I lose my benefits. I am really worried about losing my benefits considering that I have am in need of medical care.

Choose-Work-Blog-Staff says:
April 24, 2012 at 1:30 PM

Hi Jacq, We’re happy to hear you are interested in work! The Ticket program can provide you support and guidance to help you achieve your goals. If you already have a good understanding of the Ticket Program and Work Incentives, or wish to work with an Employment Network (EN) that also provides benefits counseling, the Ticket to Work  Help Line can refer you directly to Employment Networks in your area. Call and talk to a representative that should be able to help answer your questions about what happens to your benefits while you work or if you need to stop working. The Ticket to Work Help Line number is: 1-866-968-7842 (V) / 866-833-2967 (TTY/TDD) Mon-Fri, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. EST. Good luck!

Karen says:
May 20, 2012 at 10:17 PM

I TOOK THE TICKET TO WORK PROGRAM AT LEAST 5 OR MORE YEARS AGO,,, CAN I GET A COPY OF MY TICKET TO WORK ? TIMES ARE SO HARD NOW,,,, 740.00  A MONTH JUST DOSN'T MAKE IT,, I HAVE TO LIVE WITH SOMEONE AND HOPE THEY DON'T CHARGE ME ANYMORE THAN THEY DO,,,, PLEASE HELP AND GIVE ME INFO. THAT I WILL OR CAN USE . THANK YOU  KAREN

Choose-Work-Blog-Staff says:
May 29, 2012 at 1:47 PM

Hi Karen, If you receive disability benefits from Social Security, and between the ages of 18 through 64 you may be eligible to participate in the Ticket to Work program. If you're ready to work, the Ticket program can help you get started! SSA no longer sends paper tickets in the mail, so don't worry-you don't need a paper Ticket to participate. If you decide to participate, you can contact any authorized provider in your area to see if the services they offer are right for you. Check out our Find Help tool at www.choosework.net/resource/jsp/searchByState.jsp or call 1-866-968-7842 (V) or 1-866-833-2967 (TTY/TDD) to speak to a Ticket to Work representative.

 

 

johnny says:
June 12, 2012 at 2:55 PM

I want to attemp and succeed  another trial work period however I don't know the status of my achievement and failures combind.  Is it to my advantage to even try at this point in my life?    thank you for your time ,

Choose-Work-Blog-Staff says:
June 14, 2012 at 10:35 AM

Hi Johnny, if you are age 18 through 64 and receive SSDI or SSI benefits because of a disability, you are eligible to participate in the Ticket to Work program. We definitely think you should explore your work options. Call our Ticket to Work Help Line at 1-866-968-7842 (V) or 1-866-833-2967 (TTY/TDD) today!

Jacqueline says:
June 19, 2012 at 1:18 AM

I want to get a job as soon as possible.  It has been a nightmare trying to get a job through vocational rehabilitation services in Newark, DE.  I spent more than three years taking trainings, applying to public and private sectors for a position.  I also had state interviews. it was  for nothing.  The State jobs managers denied me a position even thought the positions were available. They sent me letters telling me they felt sorry but the position was filled for someone better qualified than me.  The question I ask is how can I have job experience if they do not allow me to work.  How disable people who have not worked for several years like me can have the opportunity to work if the state itself do not help us.  I have an associated in Human Services/Drug and Alcohol Counseling. I have a bachelor degree in Behavioral Science and I am taking a master degree in Human Services-Organizational Managment and Leadership.  I'm bilingual Spanish/Enghish. The vocational rehabilitation services provided me with medical office assistance training to help me finding a job. However, they did not help me how they were supposted to do.  That is why I change services. Hope this time be different with the social security. I heard they have more opportunities for us.  

thanks,

Jacqueline Ramos

Choose-Work-Blog-Staff says:
June 19, 2012 at 5:23 PM

Hello Jacqueline, we’re sorry to hear that you have had some difficulty with VR agencies in your State. The Ticket to Work program provides access to service providers within the community called Employment Networks that may be able to assist you further. If you have not already connected with an EN, you can find one that serves your area using our Find Help tool at choosework.net. Please don't hesitate to call our Ticket to Work Help Line at 1-866-968-7842 (V) or 1-866-833-2967 (TTY/TDD) to talk to a representative who can answer any questions you may have.

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