The Basics of Social Security Work Incentives for Providers (2 hours)

This 2-hour module addresses common myths around work and Social Security disability benefits (SSI and SSDI), while providing an overview of work incentives that counter such myths.  Participants will review the major differences between SSI and SSDI, how work earnings affect cash benefits, public health insurance (Medicaid and/or Medicare), and other public benefits, i.e. Food Stamps and Subsidized Housing, and best practices on reporting. Participants receive training materials and a certificate of completion. This training is appropriate for case managers and other staff.

Learning Objectives
After attending this training, participants will be able to:

  • Debunk the myths that are associated with SSI, SSDI, and work
  • Recognize the differences between SSI and SSDI including how earnings from work affect each one
  • Identify work incentive programs and associate them with SSI, SSDI, or both
  • Apply best practices to report earnings to public agencies