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SSA RIN: 0960-AH50 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: Revising the Ticket to Work Program Rules (3780A) 

This notice of proposed rulemaking will pose several questions to the public regarding the best means by which to encourage employment networks to assist beneficiaries in seeking employment at a level that could lead to eventual financial independence. We want to hear from program beneficiaries and others about what combination of incentives would best help beneficiaries to go to work and reach and sustain middle-class earnings.

Agency: Social Security Administration(SSA)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: Not Yet Determined   
Legal Deadline:  None

Statement of Need:

We would like to clarify the purpose of and the rules for our Ticket to Work (TTW) program, as part of our ongoing effort to help our beneficiaries find and maintain employment that leads to increased independence and enhanced productivity.

Summary of the Legal Basis:

Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Improvement Act of 1999 (Ticket Act).


We may postpone updating our TTW regulations.

Anticipated Costs and Benefits:

Updating the Ticket to Work program rules to provide increased choices for our beneficiaries and service providers.  Improving flexibility in the program rules should also increase the number of employment service providers participating in the Ticket to Work program, as well as encourage additional beneficiaries to attempt work and reach their employment goals.  When beneficiaries with disabilities return work at a significant level of earnings, they are able to take advantage of all of the work supports in SSA’s program rules and start on the road to financial independence and a better future.



Action Date FR Cite
ANPRM  02/10/2016  81 FR 7041   
ANPRM Comment Period End  04/11/2016 
NPRM  06/00/2017 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: Yes 
Public Comment URL:  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Mark Green
Deputy Office Director
Social Security Administration
Office of Employment Support Programs, Office of Beneficiary Outreach and Employment Support, 6401 Security Boulevard,
Baltimore, MD 21235-6401
Phone:410 965-9852

Brian J. Rudick
Social Insurance Specialist, Regulations Writer
Social Security Administration
Office of Regulations and Reports Clearance, 6401 Security Boulevard,
Baltimore, MD 21235-6401
Phone:410 965-7102