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Webinar Class Description
ID 3.1
Title Information Gathering, Analysis, Advising and Reporting
Course Course 3.0:
The Practical Aspects of Becoming a Benefits Practitioner
Date & Time Tue, 02/24/2015..........1:00 to 2:30 pm
Pricing Options
  • Entire Program: $480
  • Single Webinar Class: $150
Introduction Practitioners who will be supporting SSDI and SSI beneficiaries' return to work efforts must not only understand the importance of providing benefits and work incentives planning but also ensure that their clients have access to good information prior to making important decisions regarding work. This webinar class teaches practitioners how to collect and analyze critical benefits information while at the same time developing a portfolio of options they can use to advise the individual and to support them in making informed choices regarding work.
Key Topics
  • Gathering Personal Demographic Information
  • Describing and Reporting Disability
  • Collecting Information from Third Parties
  • Summarizing and Reporting Income
  • Preparing a Monthly Budget
  • Identifying and Summarizing Resources
  • Developing and Reporting an Employment History
  • Requesting a Benefits Query
  • Identifying and Reporting Work Incentive Utilization
Special Features This course explores the process for providing solid counsel using lecture, PowerPoint, and written materials. This skill-building session provides opportunity for question and answer. Online polling will be used to ascertain knowledge acquisition. A preparatory reading assignment will be provided and is required.
Who Will Benefit Practitioners responsible for developing a benefits portfolio and providing work incentives planning through the course of their job will benefit from this course. 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
7.0
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
1.1
Benefits and Work Incentives Planning, Professional Standards and Code of Conduct and Effective Communication 1/6/2015
$150
1.2
Administration of SSA Entitlements and Benefits Eligibility: Application, Disability Reviews and Appeals Process 1/8/2015
$150
1.3
Vocational Rehabilitation, Employment Supports and the SSA 1/13/2015
$150
1.4
Overview of SSDI and Impact of Earnings 1/15/2015
$150
1.5
Special Work Protections for SSDI Beneficiaries and Medicare Coverage 1/27/2015
$150
1.6
Overview of Supplemental Security Income 1/22/2015
$150
1.7
Supplemental Security Income Work Incentives 1/29/2015
$150
2.1
Overpayments and SSDI and SSI Benefits 2/3/2015
$150
2.2
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and Special Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) 2/5/2015
$150
2.3
Federal Housing Subsidies 2/10/2015
$150
2.4
Unemployment Insurance & Workers Compensation (WC) 2/12/2015
$150
2.5
Earned Income Tax Credits (EITC) & VA Benefits 2/17/2015
$150
2.6
Healthcare: Medicaid, Medicare and S-CHIP 2/19/2015
$150
3.1
Information Gathering, Analysis, Advising and Reporting 2/24/2015
$150
3.2
Work Incentives Support Planning 2/26/2015
$150
3.3
Work Incentives Long-Term Assistance 3/3/2015
$150
3.4
Integrating Work Incentives Planning into Employment Services and Caseload and File Management 3/10/2015
$150
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