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IARF Webinar Series – SSA and Medical Benefits for Workers with Disabilities 

Fear of losing public benefits such as SSI and SSDI can be a huge barrier to employment for people with disabilities. This three-part webinar series will cover how to talk to your clients about the SSA work incentives as well as the changes to health care option. 

August 24, 2017 (10:00 AM-11:00 AM)
Social Security Disability Insurance

This webinar will focus on the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) work incentives. Ms. Gallagher Watkin will discuss Trial Work Period, Extended Period of Eligibility, and Grace Period. She will also discuss the Subsidy work incentive. Ms. Gallagher Watkin will provide tips for talking to clients about these benefits.

Learning objectives are as follows:

  • Participants will review the different stages of Return to Work under the SSDI program and how long it takes for benefits to be impacted.
  • Participants will learn about the work incentives, IRWE and Subsidy.
  • Participants will learn how to assist their clients in communicating with SSA about their work activity. 

August 30, 2017 (10:00 AM-11:00 AM)
Program Updates for Clients on Social Security Disability Programs and Medicaid in Illinois

This webinar will cover emerging changes in Illinois's Medicaid program for people with disabilities (the Medicaid "Re-boot" with Integrated Health Homes, who it covers, and how it will change Medicaid coverage); the new Illinois ABLE program (how to use it and who's eligible); and updates on the Ticket to Work Act and how it is working in Illinois.

Learning objectives are as follows:

  • Participants will get a high level overview of the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services' vision for "Integrated Health Homes" for all Medicaid recipients, including the potential impacts on clients and service delivery.
  • Participants will learn new information about the Illinois ABLE program, including which Social Security Disability Insurance beneficiaries qualify, how funds in the ABLE accounts can be expended, and tips on how to talk to individuals, caregivers and families;
  • Participants will receive an update on the Social Security Administration's (SSA's) Ticket to Work program, emerging trends from SSA and how the Ticket to Work program is working in Illinois.

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Continuing Education

Each of these webinars provides an individual with two (2) CEUs, pursuant to the rules of the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation for Licensed Social Worker, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Nursing Home Administrators, and or Certified Public Accountant. Six total CEUs are available for the series.


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