Vocational Rehabilitation, Employment Supports and the SSA

Congress has made provisions for the Social Security Administration (SSA) to provide work incentives for beneficiaries of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). In addition to the disability programs and work incentive provisions that the SSA oversees, they also administer a vocational rehabili­tation (VR) program for providers of VR services that serve SSDI and SSI beneficiaries. The addition of the Ticket to Work Program creates a myriad of rehabilitation, placement and job support programs available to recipients with disabilities who seek to return to the work force.