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1 MAXIMUS Association of Christian Community Computer Centers National Conference Call September 28, 2005 AC4 and Ticket to Work: Bridging the Gap to Help Others Gain Self-Sufficiency (A New Federal Contracting Opportunity for Faith-Based Organizations) Association of Christian Community Computer Centers National Conference Call September 28, 2005

2 MAXIMUS Conference Call Topics Legislation and Program Overview Ticket-holders Employment Networks Program Resources Ticket Process, EN Revenue National Update SSA EN Request for Proposal Conference Call Topics

3 MAXIMUS Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Improvement Act Provides healthcare incentives and employment service choices to promote work and independence Expanded Medicare Coverage State Medicaid Buy-in Option Expedited Reinstatement Establishes Ticket to Work and Self- Sufficiency Program T2W & Work Incentives Act

4 MAXIMUS …The Program Voluntary employment Program for people with disabilities. Centerpiece of President Bushs New Freedom Initiative and encourages faith-based organizations to get involved. Creates new service structures (Employment Networks) Rewards work and employment outcomes We must continue to break down barriers to equality. George W. Bush, Message to Congress February 27, 2001

5 MAXIMUS Whos Who in the Ticket to Work Program Social Security Administration MAXIMUS Ticket-holders Employment Networks and Partners State Vocational Rehabilitation agencies Employers About Ticket to Work

6 MAXIMUS Who are the Ticket-holders? What do they receive? People receive initial Tickets and info. packet from SSA… Ticket Letter from SSA Booklet General Eligibility: Determined by SSA, not MAXIMUS Adults years of age Currently receiving monthly cash benefit (SSI and/or SSDI) About Ticket Holders

7 MAXIMUS SSI vs. SSDI Social Security Administration Beneficiary Data*As of July 2005 SSI vs. SSDI: Ticket-holders 10 Million+ Eligible Participating 100,000 People

8 MAXIMUS Age Range for Ticket Holders Age Range: Ticket-holders Average Age: 49 Social Security Administration Beneficiary Data*As of July 2005 Eligible Participating Average Age: 40

9 MAXIMUS Value Added for Ticket-holders Opportunity to try working Protection from Continuing Disability Reviews by SSA New: Expedited Reinstatement of Benefits Extended healthcare coverage for many Retain existing work incentives Greater choice for services and supports Value Added for Ticket-holders

10 MAXIMUS Employment Network (EN) Any public or private agency (including State Vocational Rehabilitation agencies), organization, business or entity, or combination of, that can provide or arrange for the delivery of employment-related services or jobs. Emplo yment Netwo rk

11 MAXIMUS Types of Employment Networks Education and Training Faith-Based Organizations Disability/Rehabilitation Providers Workforce/Economic Development Employers State & Local Government Agencies/Programs Transportation Providers Employment Agencies Community-Based Groups & Other Qualified Individuals

12 MAXIMUS Faith-Based Employment Networks Faith- Based Employm ent Networks

13 MAXIMUS Total = 50 Faith-Based Employment Networks Cont. Faith-Based Employment Networks Cont.

14 MAXIMUS TechMission Members as Employment Networks TechMission Members as Employment Networks

15 MAXIMUS AC4 Services Are What Ticket Holders Need Computer classes Adult basic education Job training and placement Walk-in computer centers Etc.. The Association of Christian Community Computer Centers was formed to support Christian community computer centers across the world as they address the Digital Divide by providing others with computer skills to make a living and a spiritual foundation to make a life.

16 MAXIMUS What are the Benefits for Employment Networks? Employment Network Payments/New Revenue Stream Access to monthly list of Ticket-holders Opportunity to serve current clients Increased visibility of organization and services Expands existing community outreach initiatives, and creates opportunities for new ones! Training, technical assistance and new resources Employment Network Capitalization Funding Project Benefits for Employment Networks

17 MAXIMUS Options to Consider Do Both! Be an Employment Network and Partner With other Employment Networks and VR Become an Employment Network Participate as a Partner with other Employment Networks Options to Consider

18 MAXIMUS EN Cap Resource Directory Provides information on how to access funding from government grants, foundations and private financial capital. For further information on this initiative contact: Sandy Smith, MAXIMUS Ticket to Work Phone:

19 MAXIMUS National Alliance Local Sustainability Champions Dallas/Ft. Worth WorkSource for Dallas County Detroit Detroit Workforce Development Department Los Angeles Goodwill Southern California Familia Unida Living with Multiple Sclerosis Miami South Florida Workforce Romell International Corporation New York City Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce Catholic Charities Community Services, Archdiocese of New York

20 MAXIMUS Additional Program Resources The official Program newsletter, Inside Ticket contains updated Ticket to Work statistics, recently approved Employment Network providers, and the latest information on partnerships and community champions. The Summer 2005 edition is posted on the Ticket to Work Web site and may be sent electronically and in print by request. Inside Employment Networks is a two-volume collection of best practice case studies developed with current Ticket to Work Employment Networks. Learn how your colleagues across the country have incorporated the Ticket Program into their daily operations and how they have benefited from the unrestricted funding provided by the Social Security Administration.

21 How the Program Works

22 MAXIMUS *Choose an Employment Network Payment System Outcome Outcome-Milestone State VRs continue traditional cost reimbursement option Employment Network Payment System

23 MAXIMUS Outcome Choice: Revenue *For further explanation of the Final Regulations for the SSA Ticket to Work Program, please visit Split EN payments are possible. Outcome Choice: Revenue

24 MAXIMUS Outcome-Milestone Choice: Revenue *For further explanation of the Final Regulations for the SSA Ticket to Work Program, please visit Split EN payments are possible. MilestoneAchieved When:SSISSDI 1 1 Month > SGA $173$ Months > SGA $347$ Months > SGA $694$1, Months > SGA $867$1,476 Total of the 4 Milestone Payments$2,081$3, reduced Outcome Payments85% of the Outcome Payment System Outcome- Milestone Choice: Revenue

25 MAXIMUS *National Update 1650 EN applications received to date 1,357 approved ENs 11 million +Tickets mailed 105,000 people with disabilities participating in Program to go to work $3.1 million paid close to Employment Networks by SSA *September 2005

26 MAXIMUS The Request for Proposal (RFP) SSA-RFP D The Request for Proposal What is submitted… Visit To Download the RFP The Request for Proposal

27 MAXIMUS Q&A


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