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Webinar Class Description
ID 1.1
Title Benefits and Work Incentives Planning, Professional Standards and Code of Conduct and Effective Communication
Course Course 1.0:
Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income and Work
Date & Time Tue, 01/06/2015..........1:00 to 2:30 pm
Pricing Options
  • Entire Program: $850
  • Single Webinar Class: $150
Introduction What makes an excellent Benefits Practitioner? A Benefits Practitioner must abide by a strict code of professional conduct. Critical to the delivery of effective benefits and work incentives planning and assistance are the communication skills of the Benefits Practitioner. Good communication skills provide the cornerstone for superior and ethical work incentives counseling, and this program teaches participants how to engage in active listening and "values-free" communication.
Key Topics
  • What is Benefits and Work Incentives Planning?
  • What are the Benefits Practitioners Code of Conduct?
  • Active Listening Skills
  • Values-Free Communication
  • Effective Communication
  • Interviewing Skills
Special Features This course explores benefits and work incentives planning, the code of conduct of Benefits Practitioners and effective communication strategies using lecture, PowerPoint and written materials. This skill-building session provides opportunity for question and answer. Online polling will be used to test participant knowledge. A preparatory reading assignment will be provided and is required.
Who Will Benefit Any individual who has to communicate effectively with other individuals through the course of their job will benefit from this program. This includes attorneys, advocates, social workers, rehabilitation workers and job placement personnel.
Instructors Raymond A. Cebula, III, JD, Faculty
Employment and Disability

Ed Lopez-Soto, JD, Faculty
Employment and Disability

Related Courses

ID Course Name Price
Course in Work Incentives Planning and Utilization For Benefit Practitioners Certificate Series (with Credentialing as a Benefits and Work Incentives Practitioner) $1450
ID Webinar Class Name Date Price
Benefits and Work Incentives Planning, Professional Standards and Code of Conduct and Effective Communication 1/6/2015
Administration of SSA Entitlements and Benefits Eligibility: Application, Disability Reviews and Appeals Process 1/8/2015
Vocational Rehabilitation, Employment Supports and the SSA 1/13/2015
Overview of SSDI and Impact of Earnings 1/15/2015
Special Work Protections for SSDI Beneficiaries and Medicare Coverage 1/27/2015
Overview of Supplemental Security Income 1/22/2015
Supplemental Security Income Work Incentives 1/29/2015
Overpayments and SSDI and SSI Benefits 2/3/2015
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and Special Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) 2/5/2015
Federal Housing Subsidies 2/10/2015
Unemployment Insurance & Workers Compensation (WC) 2/12/2015
Earned Income Tax Credits (EITC) & VA Benefits 2/17/2015
Healthcare: Medicaid, Medicare and S-CHIP 2/19/2015
Information Gathering, Analysis, Advising and Reporting 2/24/2015
Work Incentives Support Planning 2/26/2015
Work Incentives Long-Term Assistance 3/3/2015
Integrating Work Incentives Planning into Employment Services and Caseload and File Management 3/10/2015
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