Ticket to Work Anniversary Logo

December 17, 2014 marks the 15-year anniversary of the Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Improvement Act! This week we're celebrating how Ticket to Work has helped thousands of Social Security beneficiaries explore their options for work. It is through this program that people with disabilities continue to access help to find meaningful jobs and move toward financial independence. Read more...

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Looking Back, Moving Forward: 15 Years of Ticket to Work

Dec 16, 2014

Ticket to Work 15-Year Anniversary Logo

December 17, 2014 marks the 15-year anniversary of the Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Improvement Act! This week we're celebrating how Ticket to Work has helped thousands of Social Security beneficiaries explore their options for work. It is through this program that people with disabilities continue to access help to find meaningful jobs and move toward financial independence.

Looking Back

The idea for Ticket to Work started in 1998 with the Presidential Task Force on the Employment of Adults with Disabilities. The group's goal was to help more people with disabilities find jobs and address barriers to work among adults and young people.

In November 1999, Congress passed a bill combining these ideas. President Clinton then signed the Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Improvement Act into law on December 17, 1999, at the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial.

Get Involved

Today, the Ticket to Work program continues to provide free support and employment services to people with disabilities. Learn more about the program and join us in celebrating our anniversary.

1. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter - Look for our updates and photos this week to commemorate the anniversary! You can also follow our anniversary hashtag (#15YRSTTW) for conversations about the job support services available for people with disabilities.

2. Share the anniversary infographic - Use the infographic below to show others how our network of service providers, Find Help Tool and the new regulations on Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act can help you find support and job opportunities right for you.

3. Join our webinar - Register for this month's national WISE webinar: Celebrating 15 Years of Ticket to Work: Free Services for People with Disabilities Who Want to Work. On December 17, disability benefits experts will discuss Ticket to Work & Work Incentives and frequently asked questions about the program.

4. Visit our Success Stories - Check out inspiring stories of real people with disabilities who found their path to work and are achieving their work goals.

Are you a Social Security disability beneficiary thinking about work? Call the Ticket to Work Help Line to speak to someone about your situation and learn how you can get started: 1-866-968-7842 (V); 866-833-2967 (TTY).

 

Ticket to Work 15-year Anniversary Infographic