The Nuts & Bolts of SSI and SSDI, Public Health Insurance and Other Public...

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60 Brookdale Drive

Springfield, MA 01104

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This 2-day training on public benefits is being offered free of charge for DDS staff and providers. It is funded by the MA Department of Developmental Services.

November 20 8:30-4, November 21 8:30-12:30. Do not register if you are unable to attend both days.

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This training focuses on how earnings from work affects SSI, SSDI, Medicaid, Medicare and other public benefits such as subsidized housing and foodstamps.This training also includes an extensive review of the work incentives associated with each benefit and how they can be leveraged to assist individuals with disabilities to transition into employment or increase earnings without jeopardizing benefits. This training is geared toward employment professionals, case managers and rehabilitation counselors; Participants are expected to attend both days of training.

Priority for registration is given to DDS staff and providers. If you are not a DDS affiliate, please contact Berenise Reyes-Albino at 617-287-4314 or berenise.albino@umb.edu to be put on the waiting list.

Learning Objectives:

As a result of attending this training, participants will be able to:

  • Verify and differentiate the various disability benefits
  • Inform clients of the rules to report work income
  • Explain how earnings will impact cash, healthcare and other benefits
  • Describe how SSA work incentives can help working beneficiaries
  • Direct clients to resources to address employment and benefit needs

This training has been approved for 10.5 Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC) CE Hours!

Coffee and morning beverages will be available each morning at 8:00. The training will begin promptly at 8:30. Participants are responsible for their own lunch and any afternoon refreshments.

Contact Berenise Reyes-Albino at berenise.albino@umb.edu or 617-287-4314 with questions.

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