Timely progress is the standard we use to determine if a beneficiary is successfully
participating in the Ticket to Work program. If the beneficiary is making timely progress
as defined in Regulations, Section CFR 20 411.180, we will not initiate a medical CDR. Timely progress means the beneficiary passes
a periodic review by demonstrating he or she has completed at least a certain amount
of work or educational activity, or a combination of both, during a 12-month period.
An example of this is the first 12-month progress review, where we expect the beneficiary
to meet one of the following goals:
Worked three months at the trial work period (TWP) amount. (For current TWP amounts,
see DI 13010.060);
Obtained a general education diploma certificate or high-school diploma;
Completed 60 percent of a full-time course load for an academic year in a college
or technical, trade, or vocational training plan; or
Completed a combination of the work and education requirements so that the 2 percentages
equal 100 percent or more.