The Ticket to Work Program is a Social Security Administration (SSA) employment and healthcare initiative for people with disabilities who want to work. The Program goal is to increase opportunities and choices for Social Security disability beneficiaries to find employment, vocational rehabilitation and other support services through a pool of providers known as Employment Networks. New Millennium Learning Center (NMLC) is a “for-profit organization" and is anticipating becoming an Employment Network under this program. This program serves ages 18 to 64.
Your participation in the Ticket to Work and Self Sufficiency program is voluntary. It is important that you understand the program’s goals before deciding whether it is right for you.
The purpose of the Ticket Program is to offer you the supports you need to increase both your ability to work and your earnings and reduce your reliance on cash benefits.
By agreeing to assign your Ticket and participate in the program, you are agreeing to make a steady effort to achieve these aims.
Our role (EN), is to do all we can to help you reduce and ultimately eliminate your dependency on disability benefits and to earn a better living. You will not be penalized if you cannot become fully self-supporting. However, if you decide to use your Ticket you should make a commitment to try your best to achieve these goals.
You can start out working part time during the first 9 months, but should have a goal to become self-supporting in time. You should work towards having earnings of $900.00 or more a month by at least the 10th month after you start working with us. You should also have a goal to earn at least $1500.00 or more a month after your first year of work.
The Ticket program is not a good fit for every disability beneficiary. But, if you are committed to trying to work, we are here to provide you the services and supports to help you to do so