TN 1 (10-02)
DI 55002.020 Ticket Mailer Packages
NOTE: Effective June 1, 2011, we have suspended mailing ticket packages.
A. Description of ticket mailer packages
1. Beneficiary/Recipient ticket mailer package
A beneficiary's/recipient's ticket mailer package includes three items:
a ticket (see DI 55099.001);
a notice, the SSA-L1359 (see DI 55099.005), explaining the important points about the Ticket to Work program and giving the Program Manager's, MAXIMUS', toll-free telephone numbers and website; and
SSA Publication Number (Pub. No.) 05-10061, “The Ticket to Work and Self-Sufficiency Program.”
2. Representative payee, legal guardian, or authorized representative ticket mailer package
A representative payee's, legal guardian's, or authorized representative's mailer package includes two items:
NOTE: The mailer packages for representative payees, legal guardians, and authorized representatives will not include a ticket because these individuals cannot use the ticket.
3. Spanish notices and booklets
Spanish versions of the ticket notices and publication are available. However, tickets are available in English only.
The Spanish version of the beneficiary's/recipient's ticket notice is the SSA-L1359-SP (see DI 55099.006).
The Spanish version of the representative payee's, legal guardian's, or authorized representative's ticket notice is the SSA-L1360-SP (see DI 55099.011).
The Spanish version of the Ticket to Work program publication is SSA Pub. No. 05-10961.
B. Description of a ticket (see DI 55099.001)
A ticket is a red, white, and blue document that is approximately 6” by 9” in size.
1. Left side of ticket
a. Beneficiary/Recipient name and ticket number
The beneficiary's/recipient's name appears on the left side of the ticket, followed by the ticket number. The ticket number consists of 12 characters that include:
the beneficiary's/recipient's own social security number,
the letters TW, signifying Ticket to Work, and
NOTE: A number “1” in the last position signifies this is the first ticket the beneficiary/recipient has received. A duplicate ticket, issued under the procedure in DI 55002.030C, will have the same ticket number as the original ticket. However, a subsequent ticket (e.g., for a new period of entitlement or eligibility; for benefit reinstatement) will have a subsequent ticket number.
b. Claim account number
The claim account number appears just below the beneficiary's/recipient's name and ticket number.
c. Issue date
The issue date appears on the next line. This is the date the system selected beneficiary's/recipient's record.
2. Right side of ticket
The right side of the ticket contains descriptive language about the Ticket to Work program and the Commissioner's signature.