Benefits Training and Consulting

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                                        Beyond the Basics


                                      Workshop description


"The Ticket to Work Program - Beyond the Basics" is designed for human service professionals who have

previously attended the "Benefits and Employment" seminar. 


It is designed to thoroughly describe the Ticket to Work Program (the detail of the regulations).  Individuals receiving benefits must decide if the program is appropriate for them, at this time, as they pursue employment and greater self-sufficiency.  The workshop will provide scenarios to demonstrate which beneficiaries are better candidates to participate in the program.


Organizations planning to become an Employment Network must know the detail of the program to realize financial benefit by serving people and not incur repayments to the Social Security Administration.  These organizations must manage and coordinate three different processes occurring simultaneously.


By using case scenarios, Mike will demonstrate how "timely progress reviews" coordinate with the outcome-milestone payment process. Overlaying this, he will explain how income effects benefits received by the individual.  He will also show examples of how various work incentives can inhabit payments to an Employment Network.


The audience should have general knowledge of:


how income effects title II (Social Security) benefits;

             1)  Trial Work Period

             2)  Extended Period of Eligibility

             3)  Cessation of cash benefit

             4)  Termination of benefits

             5)   Expedited Reinstatement of benefits


how income effects title XVI (SSI) benefits;

             1)  Section 1611 status

             2)  Section 1619(a) status

             3)  Break Even Point

             4)  Section 1619(b) status

             5)  Expedited Reinstatement of benefits



the common work incentives available to working disabled individuals.

             1) Subsidy and special work conditions (title II)

             2)  Impairment-related Work  Expenses (title II and XVI)

             3)  Student Earned Income Exclusion

             4)  Plan for Achieving Self-Support


This seminar puts rules and concepts into practice.  Additional material is presented

to refine the professional's skills in counseling individuals.


The audience is requested and encouraged to bring, at least, one case for discussion.



Class size is limited to facilitate discussion and participation.



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