National Disability Forum: Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - Ticket to Work

National Disability Forum:

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - Ticket to Work

National Education Association Washington, D.C. 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

A Forum for All Interested Disability Stakeholders

SSA designed the National Disability Forum meetings to give all interested stakeholders an opportunity to share their unique insights on topics of particular interest to SSA early in the process and directly with policy makers. Further, it provides an opportunity for stakeholders to hear from one another. Open to anyone interested, the National Disability Forum is not intended to be a means for reaching agreement on an issue, and SSA’s participation is only for the purpose of gaining insight through listening.

We are soliciting public input on whether and how we might revise the current Ticket to Work program rules. The Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Improvement Act of 1999 established the Ticket to Work program to allow individuals with disabilities to seek services to obtain and retain employment in order to reduce dependency on cash benefit programs. In creating the program, Congress found that eliminating barriers to work and providing individuals with real choice in obtaining services and technology to find, enter, and maintain employment can greatly improve the short and long-term financial independence and personal well-being of our beneficiaries.

We want to explore improving our Ticket to Work program as part of our ongoing effort to help our beneficiaries find and maintain employment that leads to increased independence and enhanced productivity. If we propose specific revisions to our regulations, we will publish a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) in the Federal Register.

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