A “Ticket” is a symbolic document issued to eligible recipients of Social Security disability benefits (Social Security Disability Insurance/SSDI and/or Supplemental Security Income/SSI). The Ticket represents the Social Security Commissioner’s agreement to pay an Employment Network (EN) or a State Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) agency for successfully providing employment services, vocational rehabilitation services, and other support services to a Ticket Holder.
A Ticket Holder must first assign his or her Ticket to the EN or State VR agency to receive services under the Ticket program. Social Security stopped mailing Tickets to Ticket-eligible beneficiaries in 2011. Effective April 2015, Social Security will mail Tickets to persons approved for disability benefits based on criteria used to identify those most likely to use their Tickets.