Overall, how can we support the employment goals of social security beneficiaries through the Ticket to Work program?
How could the program encourage youth with disabilities to pursue apprenticeships, career development programs, post-secondary education, and other work-related opportunities in a manner similar to their peers without disabilities?
How could ENs become integral to transition planning with youth who have disabilities, their families, and local schools?
It would be great if any communication in regards to going back to work from SSA were more positively worded. When people receive mail like their work activity reports they are scary and intimidating, maybe if they were more welcoming people wouldn't feel like they were doing something wrong by trying to go to work.
The blanket purchase agreement we award to contractors to serve as ENs outlines their requirements to provide ongoing support services to beneficiaries. How should we define “ongoing support services” for the ENs? What ongoing services are necessary to support beneficiaries in jobs above SGA levels for sustained periods?
Under the program, State VR agencies participate either as ENs or under the cost reimbursement payment system (20 CFR 411.355) applicable to them. Should State VR agencies participating as ENs offer the same services and have the same responsibilities as other ENs? If not, what services and supports should State VR agencies participating as ENs provide?
In measuring EN performance, we consider factors such as: • Completing employment support services as planned; • the percentage of Ticket to Work clients who were placed in a job within 9-12 months; • the percentage of clients who retained their jobs for significant periods; and • the percentage of clients who progressed to long-term earnings above SGA. Are these appropriate measures and, if not, what measures should ...more »
Allow pharmaceutical companies to provide financial support to Meidcare patients to purchase expensive MS medication. I currently get support since I have private insurance. But financial support goes away when I transfer to Medicare.