The Social Security Administration (SSA) has granted the AWB Institute status to operate as an Employment Network within the Ticket to Work Program. The mission of the Ticket to Work program is to assist Social Security beneficiaries in becoming self-sufficient, and no longer relying on their disability benefits, or significantly reducing their reliance on SSA disability benefits.
Employment Networks (ENs) are organizations that have entered into an agreement with the SSA to provide employment support services to SSA disability beneficiaries.
Employers (particularly federal contractors and sub-contractors) can benefit from Ticket to Work as well in the form of hiring incentives to cover training or accommodation costs. AWB Institute will provide EN administrative support for individual employers and assist with compliance based on a memorandum of understanding, allowing the employer to receive Ticket to Work funds. According to AWB Institute Project Manager, Mike Hudson, “Ticket to Work can offer an incentive to employers to hire people with disabilities. By working thought the AWB Institute Employment Network a business can receive funds to offset the cost of training or providing accommodations.”
Watch this space to see how the AWB Institutes Employment Network can help your business recruit, hire and maintain people with disabilities and earn an incentive for your business through the Ticket to Work Program.