BenePLAN Training Opportunity

The Nuts & Bolts of SSI and SSDI, Public Health Insurance and Other Public Benefits

Training Location:

Franklin Hampshire Career Center, 178 Industrial Drive, Northampton, MA 01060

Training Dates (participants should attend both days)

March 15th, 8:30am - 4:00pm & March 16th, 8:30am - 12:30pm

Training Description

This training focuses on how earnings from work affects SSI, SSDI, Medicaid, Medicare and other public benefits such as subsidized housing and food stamps. This training also includes an extensive review of the work incentives associated with each benefit and how they can be leveraged to assist individuals with disabilities to transition into employment or increase earnings without jeopardizing benefits. This training is geared toward employment professionals, case managers and rehabilitation counselors; the April 12-13 session is targeted to professionals who assist individuals who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

Participants should attend both days to gain a firm understanding.

Learning Objectives

As a result of attending this training, participants will be able to:

  • Verify and differentiate the various disability benefits
  • Inform clients of the rules to report work income
  • Explain how earnings will impact cash, healthcare and other benefits
  • Describe how SSA work incentives can help working beneficiaries
  • Direct clients to resources to address employment and benefit needsTo Register

Class sizes are limited to 25 participants.

To Register, click here.

The training has been approved for 10.5 Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC) CE Hours!

Cost: $250.00

Please note: Breakfast will be provided. Attendees will be responsible for bringing or purchasing lunch.

Contact Amanda Elinoff at 508-856-2710 or Amanda.Elinoff@umassmed.edu with any questions.

Event: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 08:30 to Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 12:30
Location: 
178 Industrial Drive
Northampton, MA 01060
United States