Evaluation of the Ticket to Work Program: Implementation Experience During the Second Two Years of Operations (2003-2004)
The Social Security Administration established the TTW program to put disability beneficiaries on the road to economic self-sufficiency by improving access to and quality of services that will help them work. This interim report looks at the program during its first two years of operation to examine participation, beneficiary characteristics and outcomes, implementation, and other issues. It also looks at whether financial incentives are strong enough to encourage employment networks to participate, and how the program is reaching those who may need more intensive supports to succeed in the workforce. Overall, the authors note that the program has been implemented successfully, but issues such as low participation by beneficiaries and services providers need to be addressed.