Webinar: Providing Benefits and Work Incentives Planning Supports Just-In-Time

This was the second webinar to Y-TAC’s “Improving the Employment Outcomes of Youth Who Receive Public Entitlements Through Benefits and Work Incentives Planning” webinar series.

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 toolkit is comprised of 10 modules based on information most essential to assist VRCs in supporting youth who receive 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 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.

Resource Links

Watch the webinar recording.

Download the PowerPoint presentation.

Read the transcript.



Thomas P. Golden, Ed.D., CRC, Executive Director, K. Lisa Yang and Hock E. Tan Institute on Employment and Disability – ILR School, Cornell University

James R. Sheldon, Jr., Supervising Attorney, Work Incentives Counseling Projects Neighborhood Legal Services, Inc., Buffalo, New York


Learning Objectives:

As a result of attending this webinar, participants were:

  1. Introduced to the SSI Youth Toolkit;
  2. Explored strategies for integrating the tool into existing statewide training efforts for VRCs;
  3. Explored other avenues for accessing VRC training;
  4. Connected to a Y-TAC Technical Assistant for ongoing support; and,
  5. Learned about new online toolkits coming in 2019.