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Webinar Class Description
ID 1.3
Title Vocational Rehabilitation, Employment Supports and the SSA
Course Course 1.0:
Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income and Work
Date & Time Tue, 01/13/2015..........1:00 to 2:30 pm
Pricing Options
  • Entire Course: $850
  • Single Webinar Class: $150
Introduction Congress has made provisions for the Social Security Administration (SSA) to provide work incentives for beneficiaries of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). In addition to the disability programs and work incentive provisions that the SSA oversees, they also administer a vocational rehabili­tation (VR) program for providers of VR services that serve SSDI and SSI beneficiaries.  The addition of the Ticket to Work Program creates a myriad of rehabilitation, placement and job support programs available to recipients with disabilities who seek to return to the work force.
Key Topics
  • The history of SSA involvement with return to work services
  • The workings of the Ticket to Work
  • The role of State VR agencies
  • The role of private Employment Networks
  • Recipient rights and protections while "using" a ticket
  • Partnership Plus
Special Features This detailed discussion will cover the history of SSA involvement in work incentives and return to work efforts.  What is the Ticket to Work and how does it function in the return to work setting?  Using a Power Point, lecture and written materials the participant will gain and understanding of this important work incentive and the extensive services and protections that it can provide to individual with disabilities. Online polling will be used to test participant knowledge. A preparatory reading assignment will be provided and is required.
Who Will Benefit Any individual receiving benefits who wishes to return to work, as well as any member of their “employment team” (Benefits Practitioners, attorneys, advocates, social workers, therapists, educators) will benefit from a thorough understanding of this cornerstone in the return to work programming provided by SSA.
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 Certification of Completion) $1200
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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