TN 3 (04-23)
An individual who meets the two general ticket eligibility requirements in DI 55002.005B is eligible for a ticket unless one or more of the eight exceptions in DI 55002.005C apply.
NOTE: A concurrent beneficiary, eligible for a ticket on either record (i.e., the title II
or the title XVI record), will get a ticket. Such an individual does not have to be
ticket eligible on both records.
Only an individual who is age 18 or older and has not attained age 65 is eligible
for a ticket.
Also, the individual must be either:
a title II disability beneficiary (i.e., a disabled worker, a disabled widow(er),
a disabled surviving divorced spouse, or a childhood disability beneficiary); or
a title XVI recipient eligible for SSI benefits based on disability or blindness.
An individual must be receiving a Federal cash disability/blindness-based benefit
from SSA to be eligible for a ticket. If no Federal cash disability/blindness-based
benefits from SSA are payable (e.g., benefits are in suspense or deferred status;
individual receives only a State supplementation), then the individual who meets all
other criteria will not get a ticket until these Federal cash disability/blindness-based benefits resume.
An individual who has medically recovered while participating in a VR program and
receives section 301 payments is not eligible for a ticket.
An individual receiving benefit continuation payments during an appeal of a medical
cessation determination is not eligible for a ticket. However, the individual will
get a ticket later, if disability continues based on a successful appeal and all other
criteria are met.
An individual who is age 18 and receives SSI benefits based on the childhood standard
(see DI 23570.006) is not eligible for a ticket. However, the individual will get a ticket later, if
SSA finds the individual disabled based on the adult standard after conducting an
age-18 disability redetermination and all other criteria are met.
An individual who receives provisional (temporary) cash benefits under the EXR provisions
(see DI 13050.001) is not eligible for a ticket. However, the individual will get a ticket later, if
entitlement to or eligibility for benefits is reinstated after SSA makes a favorable
medical determination with regard to an EXR request and all other criteria are met.
An individual who receives presumptive disability/blindness payments (see DI 11055.230) is not eligible for a ticket. However, the individual will get a ticket later, if
SSA makes a favorable determination of disability or blindness and all other criteria
Tickets are issued under each beneficiary's/recipient's own SSN (see DI 55002.020B.1.a.). Thus, if the record of a disabled widow(er), disabled surviving divorced spouse,
or a childhood beneficiary does not reflect the beneficiary's own account number (BOAN),
the system will not select the title II record.