Retention Date: April 18, 2018
|Intended Audience:||All RCs/ARCs/ADs/FOs/TSCs/PSCs/OCO/|
|Originating Office:||ORDP ORDES|
|Title:||Wage Reporting Proof of Concept - One-Time-Only Instructions|
|Type:||EM - Emergency Messages|
|Program:||Title II (RSI); Title XVI (SSI)|
|Link To Reference:||See References at the end of this EM.|
The Social Security Administration (SSA) is committed to strengthening the integrity of its Ticket to Work (TTW) Program by minimizing improper payments to Ticket Users due to earnings. To facilitate this goal, the Office of Retirement and Disability Policy, Office of Research, Demonstration, and Employment Support developed a Wage Reporting Proof of Concept (POC) to reduce the risk of overpayments for Ticket users. The POC will expand the use of eWork to report beneficiary wages. The Ticket Program Manager (TPM) staff will provide the necessary documentation for Field Office (FO) staff to complete Work Continuing Disability Reviews (CDR) as needed.
B. Policy for Proof of Concept
C. Instructions for Wage Reporting Proof of Concept
Currently, through a contract supporting TTW, the TPM staff:
Once the TPM payment staff enters wages into iTOPSS, FO staff must investigate the beneficiary’s work, verify earnings, and initiate or update a work report in eWork. When TPM staff members make entries through iTOPSS, FO staff members do not receive an alert, thus creating the potential for overpayments.
· receives proof of earnings from Employment Networks (EN) to process EN
· enters beneficiary wages into the alleged earnings screen in SSA’s Internet Ticket
Operations Provider Support System (iTOPSS).