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