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Employment Networks (EN) ENs can help you with free career counseling, job placement, and then ongoing support once you have started working. Learn more
Workforce Employment Networks (WFEN) Workforce ENs are ENs 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. A Ticket to Work participant who assigns their Ticket to a Workforce EN will either work with a Workforce EN directly or via other providers in the workforce system, including American Job Centers. Learn more
Vocational Rehabilitation Agency (VR) State VR can help you if you want to return to work but need more significant services (For example, tuition for school, extensive training, rehabilitation services, vehicle modifications, etc.) before you can start. Learn more
Work Incentives Planning and Assistance (WIPA) WIPA projects are community-based organizations that work to enable beneficiaries with disabilities to make informed choices about work, and to support working beneficiaries to make a successful transition to financial independence. Learn more
Protection and Advocacy for Beneficiaries of Social Security (PABSS) The PABSS Program helps people with disabilities who receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and have a disability-related employment issue. PABSS advocates provide legal support, advocacy and information to assist beneficiaries to resolve employment-related concerns. Learn more
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- Social Security collects data on how Employment Networks and Workforce Employment Networks perform and how well they help beneficiaries. You can view this information on each EN's Profile by selecting the "Open EN Profile" button. This information is provided to help you choose the best EN for you, if you choose to work with an EN. Learn more about EN Profiles.
Employment Network Profile
Looking for an Employment Network (EN) to help you reach your work goals? This website contains a profile for each EN and WFEN under the Ticket to Work program. Your search results will include a link that will take you to the selected EN's profile. The profile has information to help you choose the EN that may best serve your needs. It lists the services the EN offers and gives helpful information the EN has reported about its experience and performance. The profile shows how many clients the EN serves and how many the EN has assisted in getting and keeping a job. When the data is available, the EN Profile also will show how satisfied the EN's customers are with the EN. We issue new EN Profiles each year.
Definition of Terms in the Service Provider Profile
|Type of Provider||
The areas a provider serves are defined as National (serving all States and US Territories); Multi-State (serving in more than one State but not national in scope); and Single State (serving one or more counties in one State).
Providers are either Employment Networks (EN), State Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) agencies, Work Incentives Planning and Assistance (WIPA) projects, or Protection and Advocacy for Beneficiaries of Social Security (PABSS) programs.
|Benefits Advisor on Staff||This term indicates whether or not the service provider has a specialist on staff who has expert knowledge of Social Security work incentive provisions and is available to assist beneficiaries and their family members to understand the effect earnings from work can have on Social Security benefits.|
|Community Work Incentive Coordinators (CWIC)||Community Work Incentives Coordinators (CWIC) are certified Benefits Counselors who can provide information about work, Social Security's Ticket to Work program, Work Incentives, and other types of benefits and assistance available in their states. CWICs can provide in-depth counseling about benefits and the effect of work on those benefits for beneficiaries who are working or seriously considering work.|
|Other||Service provider serves additional disabilities that are not captured by the categories above.|
|Career Planning||This term refers to services which assist the beneficiary in planning and developing individual career goals. These services may include vocational guidance, testing and counseling done to evaluate the beneficiary's abilities, skills, interests and needs.|
|Consumer-Directed Services||This term refers to an EN business model in which key service decisions are shifted from the EN to the beneficiary (i.e., direct purchase of support services).|
|Employment||This term refers to the hiring of a beneficiary to work for the service provider.|
|Job Accommodations||This term refers to services that make a reasonable adjustment to a job or work environment in order to make it possible for an individual with a disability to perform job duties. Job accommodations may include specialized equipment, facility modifications, and adjustments to work schedules or job duties, as well as a whole range of other creative solutions.|
|Job Coaching/Training||This term describes a variety of services designed to: assess the beneficiary's interests and potential skills; analyze prospective jobs; assist the beneficiary to obtain a job; maintain a job through on-site assistance, one-on-one training on the job site, job retention services for the employer and other workplace supports; and develop a career.|
|Job Placement/Job Placement Assistance Services||This term includes job search and job development services designed to help the beneficiary find a job. They may include general vocational guidance and direction, providing job leads to beneficiaries and contacting employers to place beneficiaries in specific jobs.|
|Ongoing Employment Support/Job Retention||This term refers to supports and services designed to assist the beneficiary to maintain his or her job. These job retention strategies may include employer training, use of a job coach and providing worksite or job accommodations.|
|Special Language Capability||This term refers to such services as Braille and sign language.|
|Other||Service provider provides additional services that are not captured by the categories above.|