Ticket to Work

October 13, 2010

The Work Incentives Improvement Act (WIA) makes it possible for Americans with disabilities to enter the workforce without endangering their federal health care coverage. It allows them to buy into Medicaid and extends current Medicare benefits. The legislation also improves federal job training by giving people with disabilities new freedom to choose from various public and private sector employment services. 

A Congressionally-appointed panel serves to monitor implementation of the Ticket to Work and Work Incentives program. The panel meets quarterly in Washington, DC and two times around the country. They seek public comment at each of their meetings which are listed on their website prior to the meeting. Most recently the panel held an employer network summit to discuss ways of improving the use of the ticket to work program. 

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