Learn How the Ticket to Work Program Can Work for You

Chapter 3 - Ready to Work

Employment Team

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Employment Networks (EN)

  • Career Planning
  • Job Leads and Job Placement
  • Ongoing Employment Support
  • Benefits Counseling
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Workforce Employment Networks (EN)

  • Career Planning
  • Job Leads and Job Placement
  • Ongoing Employment Support
  • Benefits Counseling
  • Training Programs
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State Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Agencies

  • Intensive Training
  • Education
  • Rehabilitation
  • Career Counseling
  • Job Placement Assistance
  • Benefits Counseling
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Work Incentives Planning & Assistance (WIPA) projects

  • Benefits Counseling
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Protection and Advocacy for Beneficiaries of Social Security (PABSS)

  • Individual Advocacy / Conflict Resolution

Now that you have thought more about work goals and what help might be needed to achieve them,

it is time to select a service provider that can help you or the person you know who is interested in working to achieve those goals.

The Ticket program offers a network of service providers that can assist you.

The next few slides will explain the differences between them to help you identify who might be the most helpful for your particular situation.

Employment Networks, or ENs, are private or public organizations that can help with career counseling and assistance with job placement, including helping to understand how benefits may be affected by work.

Workforce Employment Networks 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.

Vocational Rehabilitation, or VR agencies, usually work with individuals who need more significant services.

In some states, this includes intensive training, education and rehabilitation.

They also may provide career counseling, job placement assistance and counseling on the impact that working may have on Social Security disability benefits.

Work Incentives Planning & Assistance, or WIPA projects, are organizations within your community that are authorized by Social Security to provide free benefits counseling to Social Security disability beneficiaries, to help you make informed choices about work.

Protection and Advocacy for Beneficiaries of Social Security, or PABSS advocates, represent eligible beneficiaries to remove barriers to successful employment and will help you understand your rights regarding conditions of employment.

To learn more about what each service provider can offer, click on the icon of each provider.

If you are already familiar with the services provided, you can click the right arrow to continue to learn how to find help.