What is an Employment Network 

Employment Networks (ENs)

An Employment Network (EN) is an entity that enters into an agreement with the Social Security Administration (Social Security) to either provide or coordinate the delivery of services to Social Security disability beneficiaries. 

Eligibility

Social Security's Ticket to Work Program is a free and voluntary program available to people ages 18 through 64 who are blind or have a disability and who receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits.

Goals

The goals of the Ticket Program are to:

  • Offer beneficiaries with disabilities expanded choices when seeking service and supports to enter, re-enter and/or maintain employment;

  • Increase the financial independence and self-sufficiency of beneficiaries with disabilities; and

  • Reduce and, whenever possible, eliminate reliance on disability benefits.