A determination SSA makes about an individual's eligibility for a ticket is a made
under the Ticket to Work and Self-Sufficiency program, i.e., section 1148 (title XI) of the Social Security Act (the Act). It is not a determination about
an individual's rights under title II or title XVI of the Act. Therefore, a ticket
eligibility determination is not an action that constitutes an initial determination
under title II or title XVI of the Act. As a result, an individual may request SSA
to review a determination that he or she is not eligible for a ticket. However, that
determination is not subject to the administrative and judicial review processes that
apply to initial determinations under the title II or title XVI program.
NOTE: While the ticket eligibility determination made under title XI of the Act, most underlining
factors that affect ticket eligibility are made under title II and title XVI of the
Act. Thus, determinations about such underlining factors (e.g., determinations about
whether an individual can receive a Federal cash disability/blindness-based benefit
from SSA) may be appealed or reopened, subject to the rules on administrative finality.