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COVID-19 Stimulus Payments and Impact on Public Benefits
This training explores the effect of the CARES Act including stimulus payments and expanded unemployment benefits and their impact on the different types of public benefits available to individuals with disabilities including SSI, SSDI, Medicaid, Medicare, SNAP and housing.
This training is appropriate for individuals with disabilities, family members, case managers, employment specialists and other staff that work closely with individuals with disabilities.
After attending this training, participants will be able to:
- Readily identify the different types of public benefit programs available to individuals with disabilities including SSI, SSDI, Medicaid, Medicare, SNAP and public housing.
- Evaluate the impact of the Pandemic Stimulus Payments on these public benefit programs.
- Comprehend how recent changes in unemployment benefits due to COVID-19 and the new Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program affects these public benefits.
- Understand the reporting requirements of PUA and expanded unemployment benefits.