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Ticket To Work

The Ticket to Work and Self-Sufficiency Program is the centerpiece of new legislation signed by into law on December 17, 1999 under the Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Improvement Act of 1999. The Ticket to Work program was amended effective July 21, 2008. It is a nationwide initiative designed to bring major positive change to the lives of individuals with disabilities.

This comprehensive national initiative is also designed to assist people with the training and support they need to go to work by increasing their choices. Social Security Administration (SSA) beneficiaries with disabilities can find employment, vocational rehabilitation (VR) and other support services from public and private providers.

SSA began the Program in early 2002 by mailing Tickets to eligible beneficiaries in 13 states. South Dakota has been selected as one of the 20 states for round two ticket implementation. Approximately 19,000 SSA beneficiaries in South Dakota will receive ticket starting in November.


Inquiries and Questions on the Ticket Implementation in South Dakota can be e-mailed to Bernie.Grimme@state.sd.us.

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