Tip Sheet

Social Security’s Timely Progress Requirements (TPR)

Please note: This tip sheet was developed to assist staff in understanding and discussing Social Security’s Timely Progress Requirements with consumers at the time of IPE development and as appropriate throughout the DVR process.

To determine if a consumer is making progress towards his/her employment goal, Social Security has Timely Progress Requirements which participants in the Ticket program and Cost Reimbursement program must meet in order to maintain protection from medical Continuing Disability Reviews (CDR’s).

These requirements are a combination of work and/or educational attainment which are to be met on an annual basis. A list of Timely Progress Requirements can be found at: http://dwd.wisconsin.gov/dvr/social-security/ttw-progress-requirements.htm

As it is the consumer’s responsibility to report their timely progress to Maximus, DVR has determined we will not respond to timely progress requests from Maximus. When requested by the consumer, DVR can assist them in responding to Maximus and can provide them with case information to assist in reporting their timely progress.

Timely Progress Requirement Responsibilities

Consumer’s Responsibilities DVR’s Responsibilities
  • Achieving their timely progress requirements.
  • Responding to Maximus on their timely progress requests.
  • Notifying DVR if they need case file information to assist in responding to Maximus.
  • Discuss the consumer’s responsibilities vs. DVR responsibilities.
  • Discuss timely progress requirements vs. progress measures with consumer at the time of IPE development.
  • When requested by the consumer, incorporate timely progress requirements into the IPE.
  • When requested by the consumer, DVR can assist them in responding to Maximus and can provide them with case information to assist in reporting their timely progress.

Resources on Timely Progress: