|[July 22, 2014]
CareerOneStop Announces That You Can Now Search for Employment Networks on CareerOneStop
ST. PAUL, Minn. --(Business Wire)--
to search for Employment Networks in any area across the United States.
Enter a ZIP code or city and state to find a list of designated ENs.
Results for each Employment Network include:
Email and phone contact information
Addresses, maps and driving directions
Frequently asked questions about Employment Networks include:
What is an Employment Network?
An EN in an organizational
entity (state or local, public or private) that enters into a contract
with Social Security with the intention of coordinating and delivering
employment services, VR services, and/or other support services under
the Ticket program. These services are provided by the EN to Social
Security beneficiaries who have assigned their Ticket to the EN which
has accepted the Ticket. To find out more about who can assist
beneficiaries to better understand the Ticket program and where they may
go for employment support services, visit: http://www.ssa.gov/work/overview.html.
What is the Ticket to Work Program?
The Ticket to Work
program provides Social Security disability beneficiaries the choices,
opportunities and support needed to become and stay employed, increase
their earnings, and eventually leave and remain off benefits by being
fully self-supportive. Under this program, th Social Security issues
'tickets' to eligible beneficiaries who, in turn, may choose to assign
those tickets to an Employment Network (EN) of their choice to obtain
employment services, vocational rehabilitation services, or other
support services necessary to achieve a vocational (work) goal. The EN,
if they accept the ticket, will coordinate and provide appropriate
services to help the beneficiary find and maintain employment. To learn
more about the Ticket program, visit: https://yourtickettowork.com/web/ttw/en-about-ticket-to-work.
Who can receive services at an EN?
Anyone between the ages
of 18 and 64 who receives Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)
and/or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is eligible to receive
services at an EN.
What services do ENs provide?
All ENs provide career
counseling, job placement, and ongoing support services. Some provide
additional services; visitors to www.ServiceLocator.org/ENs
can view a list of services offered by each provider in their search
How does CareerOneStop's Employment Network search work?
started at www.ServiceLocator.org/ENs
by entering a ZIP code or city and state to create a list of ENs in that
area. Some ENs provide services in local communities, across a state, or
in multiple states. Some also help people determine which services would
best meet their needs online or by phone. Because they offer differing
services, individuals should contact several ENs to determine the best
fit. Find email and phone contact information as well as a list of
services offered by each EN at www.ServiceLocator.org/ENs.
For more information about Employment Networks, please contact the
Social Security Administration's Ticket to Work program:
For help using CareerOneStop's Employment Network search:
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