Texas Ticket to Work


State Policies & Initiatives: 
Systems-Change Funding

“Under the Ticket to Work Program and Title II and Title XVI of the Act, SSA issues “tickets” to SSDI and SSI blind or disabled beneficiaries. In this voluntary program, each beneficiary who receives a ticket can use it to obtain services from a provider, known as an employment network (EN), or from a state vocational rehabilitation (VR) agency. The VR agency in Texas is the Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS)…

The intent of the Ticket to Work Program is to…establish a system in which qualified ENs provide employment and other support services (e.g., case management, benefits counseling, and job training); provide individualized tickets to beneficiaries for the “purchase” of services from approved ENs; and give beneficiaries a real choice in obtaining the services, education, and technology needed to find, enter, and maintain employment within an expanding universe of service providers.”

  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships
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