Under the Ticket to Work program, SSA issues tickets to eligible (see DI 55002.005) Social Security disability beneficiaries and disabled and blind SSI recipients.
(Eligible beneficiaries/recipients are often referred to as "Ticketholders".) Eligible
beneficiaries/recipients may use their tickets to obtain employment, vocational rehabilitation (VR),
and other support services that will assist them in obtaining, regaining, and maintaining
self-supporting employment. Once a ticket terminates (see DI 55002.055), a beneficiary/recipient may no longer use the Ticket program to obtain these services.
An individual who is eligible for a ticket does not have to have a physical, paper
ticket in order to participate in the Ticket to Work program. Ticket-eligibility alone
is enough to participate in the program. And, an individual who is eligible does not
have to show a paper ticket in order to receive Ticket to Work services.