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Originally produced in 1994 and updated each year, The Guide, 18th Edition, explains
SSA rules and regulations, in combination with the author's 13 years of experience in providing
vocational rehabilitation services and sixteen years of nation-wide training on benefit programs.
The Guide explains how myths and uncertainties can be replaced with facts and knowledge
to empower people to make informed choices and to be employed.
There is nothing like it! The Guide is written from the viewpoint of supporting a person
receiving benefits. It extracts every legal and ethical incentive available and puts them to
work - for the person!
The Guide: Topics Presented In Depth
Social Security Disability Insurance
Supplemental Security Income
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The Guide contains . . .
Numerous Examples of the Application of
Work Incentives, Monitoring Forms, and Letters for
The 2010 version contains 30% more examples than previous editions.
User Reports . . . Agencies and individuals using the earlier editions of The Guide say
they use it daily to unscramble the maze of rules and regulations. They know:
Two tools to solve the most pressing problem encountered by individuals with
disability who earn income.
Each handbook explains, in simple terms, how an individual can report income, track
changes in benefits, and determine what benefit amount he/she is eligible to receive. The
simple recording techniques enable most beneficiaries to independently, or with minimal
support, manage benefits. The recording techniques, properly maintained, enables the
person to know where s/he stands in the benefit program and avoiding future overpayment
The techniques found in the handbooks can assist staff charged with representative payee
responsibilities to report income correctly ( representative payee organizations may be
responsible for overpayments ).
The handbooks will solve the most important issue related to benefits eligibility and
employment. "How do I report income, and what amount of cash benefit am I eligible to
receive or keep?"
Managing Your SSDI Benefits and Income Handbook
Managing Your SSI Benefits and Income Handbook