APPENDIX A
Ticket to Work Timeline and Rollout Phase

 

Table A.1. Ticket to Work Program Implementation and Evaluation Timeline
Time Period
Implementation Activity or Milestone
1999
December 17 Ticket Act enacted, establishing Ticket to Work Program
2000
Throughout Year SSA Office of Employment Support Programs (OESP) begins to develop principal policies and rules in consultation with SSA deputy commissioners
August to December Draft Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) negotiated with the Office of Management and Budget
September 29 The Program Manager contact was signed with MAXIMUS, Inc.
November 13 Selection of 13 Phase 1 states announced
December 28 NPRM published, starting the 60-day public comment period
2001
Throughout Year Recommendation for resolving major issues raised by public comment on the NPRM were considered by deputy commissioners
February 26 NPRM public comment period ended. SSA received comments from over 400 interested parties, including federal, state, and local agencies; employers; organizations and advocates for people with disabilities, rehabilitation service providers, disability beneficiaries; and others.
April 13 Request for Proposals on EN contracts were published
October to December Draft final Ticket to Work regulations published
2002
February Selection of Phase 2 and 3 state announced
February 5 Tickets were released to 10 percent of the eligible beneficiaries in Phase 1 states
April Tickets were released to an additional 20 percent of the eligible beneficiaries in the Phase 1 states
May Tickets were released to an additional 30 percent of the eligible beneficiaries in the Phase 1 states
June Tickets were released to the final 40 percent of the eligible beneficiaries in the Phase 1 states
November Tickets were released to eligible beneficiaries in the Phase 2 states. Tickets were distributed gradually. Ten percent of the Tickets were mailed each month from November 2002 through September 2003 (no Tickets were mailed in December).
2003
May 29 Contract was awarded to Mathematica and Cornell for the Evaluation of the Ticket to Work Program, Part A
May 29 Contract was awarded to Mathematica and Cornell for the Evaluation of the Ticket to Work Program, Part B, Survey Data Collection
June National Beneficiary Survey sample was drawn for Round 1
October Participant sample was drawn for Round 1
November Tickets were released to eligible beneficiaries in the Phase 3 states. Tickets were distributed gradually. Ten percent of the Tickets were mailed each month from November 2003 through September 2004 (no Tickets were mailed in December).
2004
February 24 National Beneficiary Survey, Round 1 data collection began
June National Beneficiary Survey sample was drawn for Round 2
September 30 National Beneficiary Survey, Round 1 data collection ended
2005
February 7 National Beneficiary Survey, Round 2 data collection began
Source: MBR

 

Table A.2. States and Territories in Each Phase of TTW Implementation
Phase 1: 13 States
Arizona Iowa Oregon
Colorado Massachusetts South Carolina
Delaware New York Vermont
Florida Oklahoma Wisconsin
Illinois    
Phase 2: 20 States + the District of Columbia
Alaska Kentucky New Hampshire
Arkansas Louisiana New Jersey
Connecticut Michigan New Mexico
District of Columbia Mississippi North Dakota
Georgia Missouri South Dakota
Indiana Montana Tennessee
Kansas Nevada Virginia
Phase 3: 17 States + the U.S. Territories
Alabama Ohio American Samoa
California Pennsylvania Guam
Hawaii Rhode Island Northern Mariana Islands
Idaho Texas Puerto Rico
Maine Utah Virgin Islands
Maryland Washington  
Minnesota West Virginia  
Nebraska Wyoming  
North Carolina    
Source: www.ssa.gov/work/ticket_states_announcement.html, accessed August 19, 2003.