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INNOVATIVE PROGRAM & POLICY WORK > WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

TICKET TO WORK & WORKFORCE INCENTIVES IMPROVEMENT ACT OF 1999 (TWWIIA)

The Ticket to Work & Workforce Incentives Improvement Act (TWWIIA) was designed to: increase individual choice in obtaining vocational and employment services; provide increased health care coverage for workers with a disability; and eliminate some of the disincentives to work. The law also created the Medicaid Buy-In program which enables certain individuals to receive Medicaid coverage by paying a premium.

Since its enactment, HDA has worked extensively with TWWIIA and the issues surrounding the legislation. Through this work, we have developed numerous materials for both advocates and consumers. To see the complete list of HDA’s TWWIIA materials click here.

Online Library

HDA has a wide variety of documents related to workforce development in our online Materials Library.

Here are some of the valuable resources you'll find there:

SSI and Medicaid for Transition Age Youth

This fact sheet describes the Medicaid and SSI programs for children who are approaching transition age and starting to think about moving from school into the adult service world. It offers short descriptions of the SSI, SSDI, Medicaid and Medicare programs and their eligibility criteria. It also lists resources on work incentives and the Health Benefits for Workers with Disabilities program.

2010 Work Incentives Training DRS Application

This is the application for DRS Representatives interested in participating in the 2010 Work Incentives Trainings.

2010 Work Incentives Training Flyer

This Flyer describes the 2010 Work Incentives Trainings.

Web Resources

HDA also maintains a list of Links with many other websites and online resources on workforce development.