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

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.

Dec 5 8:30-4
Dec 6 8:30-12:30

UMass Medical School
333 South Street
Shrewsbury, MA 01545

Training Description:

This training focuses on how earnings from work affects SSI, SSDI, Medicaid, Medicare and other public benefits such as subsidized housing and food stamps. 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. Learning Objectives:

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!

Contact Cindy Thomas at 617-287-4314 or cindy.thomas@umb.edu with questions

December 5, 6

Register here

This is a two-day training. Please register for either the May or June training. Do not register if you are unable to attend both days.