Register for Providing Benefits & Work Incentives Planning Supports Just-In-Time Webinar Series

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Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors (VRC) play a key role in helping youth who receive disability entitlements to make informed choices about work, earning and their benefits. They also play a key role in supporting both youth and their families in not only understanding the impact of earnings on benefits, but also how to develop pathways to greater economic self-sufficiency in support of their life goals.  
Learn about SSI & SSDI while earning CRC!

Providing Benefits and Work Incentives Planning Supports Just-In-Time: An Introduction to the SSI Youth Toolkit

Date: Tuesday, September 17, 2019.

Time: 2:00PM – 3:30PM EST

Speaker: Thomas P. Golden, Ed.D. and James R. Sheldon Jr., J.D.

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As VRCs prepare youth to join the workforce of tomorrow, access to reliable and accessible information about benefits and earnings is essential—as is access to qualified benefits and work incentive planners.  The VRC just-in-time SSI toolkit is comprised of 10 modules based on information most essential to assist VRCs in supporting youth who receive SSI disability benefits and their families in navigating a path toward successful employment. Each module is based on a specific knowledge needed to support a youth’s understanding of SSI disability entitlements.  Each module was developed to take no longer than 15 minutes with links to test the user’s knowledge as well as print out “take and go” pages along with additional resources.

Learning Objectives:

As a result of attending this webinar, trainees will:

  1. Be introduced to the SSI Youth Toolkit;
  2. Explore strategies for integrating the tool into existing statewide training efforts for VRCs;
  3. Explore other avenues for accessing VRC training;
  4. Be connected to a YTAC Technical Assistant for ongoing support; and,
  5. Learn about the newest, SSDI and Medicare online toolkit (introduced with September 19, 2019 webinar).

Providing Benefits and Work Incentives Planning Supports Just-In-Time: An Introduction to the SSDI and Medicare Youth Toolkit

Date: Thursday, September 19, 2019

Time: 2:00PM – 3:30PM EST

Presenters: Thomas P. Golden, Ed.D. and James R. Sheldon Jr., J.D.

Register here!

As VRCs prepare youth to join the workforce of tomorrow, access to reliable and accessible information about benefits and earnings is essential—as is access to qualified benefits and work incentive planners.  The VRC just-in-time SSDI and Medicare toolkit series is comprised of 10 modules based on information most essential to assist VRCs in supporting youth who receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits and Medicare, and their families in navigating a path toward successful employment. Each module is based on a specific knowledge needed to support a youth’s understanding of SSDI and Medicare entitlements (with one module devoted to Medicaid and the optional Medicaid Buy-In for Workers with Disabilities).  Each module was developed to take no longer than 15 minutes with links to test the user’s knowledge as well as print out “take and go” pages along with additional resources.

Learning Objectives:

As a result of attending this webinar, trainees will:

  1. Be introduced to the SSDI and Medicare Youth Toolkit;
  2. Explore strategies for integrating the tool into existing statewide training efforts for VRCs;
  3. Explore other avenues for accessing VRC training; and
  4. Be connected to a YTAC Technical Assistant for ongoing support.

This webinar series is designed for Vocational Rehabilitation counselors, school personnel, community-based organizations, and other youth service professionals working with transition-age youth. 

Y-TAC is a national technical assistance center funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Rehabilitation Services Administration (Award # H264H150006), and housed at the Institute for Educational Leadership. 

For more information or assistance with registration contact Jessica Fuentes-Diaz at fuentesdiazj@iel.org.