Ticket to Work Program: What Is It and How Does It Work?

This Social Security Administration program is underused and underpromoted, yet hundreds of thousands of American workers could access its benefits.

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Federal programs that are designed to improve economic opportunities for American workers are essential to the economy and must be protected — and promoted so that the government and taxpayers get the most out of them. Yet, you probably have never heard about the Social Security Administration’s Ticket to Work Program.

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Jim Allsup
Founder, President and CEO, Allsup

Jim Allsup is founder, president and chief executive officer for Allsup, a nationwide provider of disability-related services, including the wholly owned subsidiary Allsup Employment Services, which is a Social Security-authorized Employment Network providing nationwide services to individuals with disabilities through the federal Ticket to Work Program.