The Nuts & Bolts of Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), Public Health Insurance and other Public Benefits

This three-day virtual training provides a comprehensive training on both Social Security disability benefit programs (SSI and SSDI), work incentives and health insurance (Medicare and Medicaid) associated with each program, and other public benefits that are available in Massachusetts. This training is provided in three segments over three consecutive days. The first segment focuses on the SSDI program and demonstrates how use of its associated work incentives may delay case closure, prolong the continuation of cash benefits, preserve public health insurance, or help reinstate cash and healthcare benefits to former beneficiaries.

The second segment focuses on the SSI program and how its work incentives are available to certain subsets of the beneficiary population and demonstrates how each incentive can reduce, to some degree, the impact that work income normally has on SSI cash benefits.

The last segment focuses on eligibility requirements and dispute resolution processes of various public benefits including Food Stamps, Subsidized Housing, Emergency Assistance to Elderly Disabled and Children (EAEDC), Transitional Aid to Families with Dependent Children (TAFDC), Medicare Parts A through D, MassHealth coverage plans including Standard, CommonHealth, and One Care, and the benefits of the Medicare-Buy in program for working beneficiaries.

Participants receive a comprehensive set of training materials and a certificate of completion.

This training is appropriate for employment specialists and other staff that work closely with persons served to achieve employment goals.

As a result of 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 public benefits
•Describe how Social Security work incentives can help working beneficiaries
•Direct clients to resources to address employment and benefit needs

This training has been approved for 10.5 hours of Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC) hours!

This will be conducted over 3 half days of training:
Day 1: June 17, 2020, 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Day 2: June 18, 2020, 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Day 3: June 19, 2020, 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
$285.00 per person

Register Today!