The Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Improvement Act of 1999 (Public Law 106-170)
eliminates SSA's authority to refer title II beneficiaries and title XVI recipients
for vocational rehabilitation (VR) services in ticket States (i.e., States in which
the Ticket to Work program has been implemented).
Section 101(b)(1)(B) of P.L. 106-170 repeals SSA's authority to refer title II beneficiaries
with disabilities to State VR agencies and Alternate Participants (APs) for rehabilitation
services in States where the Ticket to Work program is implemented. Section 101(b)(2)(A)
of P.L. 106-170 amends title XVI of the Social Security Act (the Act) to eliminate
SSA's authority to refer title XVI disability or blind recipients to the State VR
agencies and APs for VR services where the Ticket program is implemented. The amendment
to title XVI of the Act requires SSA to continue to refer title XVI recipients who
have not attained the age of 16 to the appropriate State agency administering the
State program under title V of the Act.
This change in the referral process goes into effect in States where the Ticket to
Work program has been implemented. The current VR referral system remains operative
in States where the Ticket to Work program has not yet been implemented. (See DI 55001.001A.)