Presentation on theme: "Social Security’s Ticket to Work"— Presentation transcript:
1 Social Security’s Ticket to Work Presented By:Marsha NetusVice President & General ManagerAmerica Works Of Maryland, Inc.A Case Study atAmerica Works of New York, Inc.
2 Ticket to Work Working as an EN (Employment Network) since 2008 Grounded in a Work First Theory and specialize in full time employment onlyProgram is completely 100% voluntary for SSI/SSDI recipientsWorking as an ENs, only paid for job retention milestones
3 TTW at America Works Work First Approach Retention Services Over 35% of clients do not return after orientation80% of those who do return are sent on interviewsOnly 15% of TTW clients obtain employmentReturn Rate After OrientationDesired Starting WagesDid not ReturnReturned
4 Problems with TTWOnly 3% of Ticket holders take advantage of Ticket to WorkSince voluntary, there are no work requirements resulting in poor attendancePrimarily seeking part-time work to continue to receive full SSI/SSDINo incentives
5 Recommendations Mandate medical reviews/TTW Mandate minimal attendance with ENThereby……extending the lifetime of the SS trust fund…making millions of Americans self sufficient