Training & Conferences

SSI/SSDI & Work Incentives: 
Dispel the Myths!

Understanding the Myriad of Rules Governing SSI/SSDI, Medicaid, Waiver, Medicare & Related Work Incentives for People with Disabilities 

Current 2020 Training Dates
(Check Back After COVID-19 State of Emergency)

  Who Should Attend?

  • A must for any direct service professional that work with SSI or SSDI beneficiaries and Medicaid Waiver participants that earn  or want to earn income - public or private agency;
  • A must for case managers or care coordinators who are required to have a meaningful conversation about employment with their clients as required by the DOJ Settlement Agreement, and want to understand how earned income (wages) and unearned income affect cash, medical benefits; as well as other local, state and federal benefit programs;
  • A must for School-To-Work transition staff;
  • A must for all vocational rehabilitation managers and staff; 
  • A must for parents & family members of SSI & SSDI beneficiaries who work or want to work;

Why Attend?

  • Understand benefits programs under Security - SSI & SSDI
  • Understand Medicaid Waivers and working rules
  • Understand how earned income (wages) and unearned income affect cash and medical benefits.
  • Know which Work Incentives belong to which benefit program, know when to use them & which ones to use.
  • Understand Medicaid & Medicare rules when individuals earn income.
  • Understand & identify a variety of Work Incentives available including 1619(a), 1619(b)k, Income Related Work Expenses(IRWE), PASS, Student Earned Income Exclusion (SEIE), Section 301 Provision, Extended Period of Eligibility, Substantial Gainful Activity, Trial Work Period, etc. 
  • Access information from the SSA website & other important web resources such as WorkWorld and MedicaidWORKS.
  • Other topics include:  Initial Eligibility, Ticket to Work, SNAP benefits, Housing Subsidies, Earned Income Disregard (Housing), Earned Income Tax Credit, and ABLEnow opportunities.