Pink Triangle with Initials "WF" in the middleTicket to Work service providers are people or groups that can help you find your path to work or maintain success on the job. There are five different types of service providers, including: Employment Networks (ENs), Workforce Employment Networks (WF), State Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Agencies, Work Incentives Planning & Assistance (WIPA) Projects and Protection and Advocacy for Beneficiaries of Social Security. 

This blog post explains how Workforce Employment Networks - or Workforce ENs (WF) - may be able to help you reach your work goals.

Workforce ENs are Employment Networks that are also part of a state's public workforce system. Workforce ENs provide access to a wide array of employment support services, including training programs and special programs for youth in transition and veterans.

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Ticket to Work logo and The Seal of the United States Social Security Administration
Ticket to Work logo and The Seal of the United States Social Security Administration
Access to Employment Support Services for Social Security Disability Beneficiaries Who Want to Work
 
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How Workforce (WF) Employment Networks Can Help People Who Receive Disability Benefits

Jul 8, 2015

Pink Triangle with Initials "WF" in the middleSocial Security disability beneficiaries age 18 through 64 have access to a wide variety of free services through Ticket to Work service providers.

Follow the Choose Work Blog this summer for our bi-weekly blog posts to learn how each type of Ticket to Work service provider can help you on your path to financial independence.

Ticket to Work service providers are people or groups that can help you find your path to work or maintain success on the job.

There are five different types of service providers, including: Employment Networks (ENs), Workforce Employment Networks (WF), State Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Agencies, Work Incentives Planning & Assistance (WIPA) Projects and Protection and Advocacy for Beneficiaries of Social Security.  This blog post explains how Workforce Employment Networks - or Workforce ENs - may be able to help you reach your work goals.

Workforce ENs are a type of Employment Network. To learn more about ENs, read the Employment Network blog post from this series.

Workforce ENs are Employment Networks that are also part of a state's public workforce system. This means that Workforce ENs are run at the state or local level and are open for everyone in the community.

•    State Workforce ENs can be run by a state workforce agency or state Workforce Investment Board (WIB).
•    Local Workforce ENs can be run by an American Job Center, Workforce Investment Act operator or local WIB.  

Workforce ENs provide access to a wide array of employment support services, including training programs and special programs for youth in transition and veterans. American Job Centers also offer job listings.  If you assign your ticket to a Workforce EN, you will either work with that Workforce EN directly or with other providers in the same workforce system.

To find a Workforce EN, search for one using the Find Help Tool. If you want to find a Workforce EN in your area, type in your ZIP code. You can also filter search results by disabilities served. If you know the name of the Workforce EN, you can also type its name or part of its name to find it. Read more about how to use the Find Help Tool here.

When looking through your search results, it is important to compare Workforce ENs to make sure you find one that fits your needs. Use the Finding an EN and Assigning Your Ticket Worksheet to keep track of the Workforce ENs you contact and important questions to remember to ask them.


To learn more about Workforce ENs, assigning your ticket and more, call the Ticket to Work Help Line at 1-866-968-7842 (V) or 1-866-833-2967 (TTY). Representatives are available Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM through 8:00 PM EST to answer your questions.