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Ticket to Work

If you receive SSDI or SSI, you will get a Ticket from the Social Security Administration. If you want to go to work, you can use this Ticket to get employment services from DVR. The goal of Ticket to Work is to help you go to work so that you will not need SSI or SSDI.

The webinar/video below is about an hour and a half long and is put out for Ticket to Work holders to understand the Ticket program better.

Work Incentives

Below are common work incentives that SSI/SSDI beneficiaries may qualify for if they are receiving SSI or SSDI due to their disability. However, eligibility for these incentives varies. If you have questions or want to know if you would qualify for one or more of the below incentives, please talk to your DVR counselor about receiving a benefit analysis.

PASS Plan

PASS stands for “Plan to Achieve Self Support”. This program, if approved by Social Security, would allow you to save money from other incomes beside your SSI/SSDI check to pay for things needed to achieve your employment goal. View the links below for more information regarding the requirements and limitation of this work incentive.

MAPP

MAPP stands for “Medicaid Purchase Plan”. This program allows individuals that may no longer qualify for Medicaid (due to working) to purchase their Medicaid. Refer to the links below for more information regarding the requirements and limitations of this work incentive.

IRWE

IRWE stands for “Impairment Related Work Expenses”. This program allows qualified individuals to subtract out work expense related to their employment from their wages before the wages are counted towards their benefit payment. Refer to the links below for more information regarding the requirements and limitations of this work incentive.

BOND

BOND stands for “Benefit Offset National Demonstration”. This program is a trial program put out by Social Security to determine how to treat beneficiaries’ cash earnings and to determine what level of benefit counseling appears to be most helpful in allowing beneficiaries to reach their highest level of independence. Please refer to the link below for more information regarding the requirements and limitations of this work incentive.

To find out if you are in the BOND program OR to determine what to do if you are in the BOND program, call the national BOND call center: 1-877-726-6309; if you have a speech or hearing impairment, call 1-877-726-6390.

Additional Links on Work Incentives

The below links provide additional information on work incentives in great depth. There is also information on topics such as Expedited Reinstatement, Subsidy and Special Conditions, and Unsuccessful Work Attempts.

Medical Programs

The following links provide information on what Medicare is, who qualifies, how long it takes to get Medicare if on SSDI, the different parts of Medicare along with information on how it is different from Medicaid. There is also a number provided for those who have questions after reading the provided material.

Medicare

Medicaid

The following links provide information on what Medicaid is, who qualifies, different Medicaid programs within the State of Wisconsin, along with a link to apply online for this service.

State Programs

The link below provides information on other programs that might be available to Wisconsin residents that might be helpful to them.

Additional Resources

These links provide additional information about who may qualify for disability benefits. There is also a link regarding some hot topics that Social Security has dealt with or have gotten questions on.

DVR's Brochures about Ticket to Work:

If you are interested in applying for DVR services, you can contact your local office or apply on-line. For additional information, contact:

If you have comments regarding any documents on DVR's web site or need an alternate format, you may contact us via email at dvr@dwd.wisconsin.gov, or you can reach us by phone at 800-442-3477 (Toll Free), 608-266-1133 (FAX), or 888-877-5939 (TTY).