Disability Benefits and Transition Age Youth (2 hours)

This 2-hour training provides information related to the significant benefit changes that young adults with disabilities need to understand as they approach adulthood including the mandatory SSI Age-18 redetermination process, how adult benefits differ from childhood-related benefits under both Social Security programs (SSI and SSDI), and how changes to public health insurance can occur. There is a special emphasis on young-adult- related programs and work incentives such as Section 301 (Continued Payment under a Vocational Rehabilitation Program or Similar Program), the Student Earned Income Exclusion (SEIE) for individuals 21 and younger on SSI, and how a PASS Plan can help young adults leverage financial resources to fund education that may give them a head start on their career goals. Participants receive a set of training materials and a certificate of completion. This training is appropriate for case managers and other staff that work closely with transition age youth.

After attending this training, participants will be able to:

  • Navigate through the redetermination process and changes to public health insurance
  • Differentiate adult benefits from childhood benefits under both SSI and SSDI
  • Utilize work incentives that support young adults with educational and employment goals

EVALUATION COMMENTS

“It was so clear and easy to understand. I’ve attended several transition webinars presented by others but always left with my head spinning. And that tool to figure out benefits… amazing.”

“Loved the fact that the presenter sent the PowerPoint and other visuals for us to reference.”

“The trainer was absolutely incredibly relatable, kind, professional and intelligent!”

Key Takeaways:

“Families and students can have more confidence that they can work and not lose more than they earn. Families can make financial plans to support their child in the future. Communicate, communicate, communicate!”

“There have been a lot of changes to encourage working without losing benefits.”

“The tool for calculating benefits. There are people and resources I can get in touch with to help navigate the world of SSI. Ahh the myths can officially end today.”