FREE Trainings Sponsored by the Maryland Department of Labor ~ March 2020

Never Work Without a Net:  Safety Nets for Workers Who Get Social Security Disability or SSI Benefits

A FREE Training Sponsored by the  Maryland Department of Labor

3 Options:

Monday, March 16, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

WorkSource Montgomery American Job Center

11510 Georgia Ave., 3rd Floor

Wheaton MD 20904

(301) 929-6880

OR

Tuesday, March 24, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

Anne Arundel County Career Center

613 Global Way

Linthicum Heights MD 21090

(410) 424-3240

OR

Monday, March 30, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

Workforce and Technology Center

2301 Argonne Drive, Room T-130

Baltimore, MD 21218

(410) 554-9320

What is the greatest obstacle to employment for many people with disabilities?  Fear of losing essential benefits like Social Security Disability, SSI, Medicare and Medicaid.

Luckily, these programs include safety nets called “work incentives” that provide layers of protection for benefits when people work.  Work incentives can:

  • Enable people to keep cash and medical benefits when they work at certain earnings levels
  • Keep medical benefits if their cash benefits stop due to earnings
  • Regain cash benefits if they have stopped due to work, but earnings have later dropped or stopped
  • Secure an additional medical benefit when working
  • Ensure that people who receive benefits are better off working

People enrolled in the Medicaid Home and Community Based Services Waivers can even use one of the work incentives to keep their Waiver services if they exceed the usual income and resource limits for the Waiver.

Training Objectives:

  1. Learn the basics of, and differences among, Social Security Disability, SSI, Medicare and Medicaid
  2. Understand how earnings affect Social Security Disability and SSI
  3. Discover the work incentives in the Social Security Disability and SSI programs that help protect benefits when a person works, so that they are better off financially when they work
  4. Realize how one work incentive enables people to keep Medicaid Waiver eligibility when income or resources exceed the usual limits

Agenda:

9:30 – 9:40          Introduction and Purpose                                         

9:40 – 12:00        Social Security Disability Benefits and Work

12:00 – 12:45      Lunch Break

12:45 – 1:30        Social Security Disability Benefits and Work

1:30 – 4:00          Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Work

4:00 – 4:30          Employed Individuals with Disabilities (EID) Program and Medicaid Home and Community Based Services Waivers

Trainer:  Michael Dalto has delivered training on disability benefits from Social Security and related work incentives for 30 years.  He created a state benefits planning certification in Maryland and trained and supported 60 benefits planners using over 50 original training sessions.  He has consulted with organizations including Virginia Commonwealth University, the University of Massachusetts/Boston, the Maryland Division of Rehabilitation Services and the Maryland Developmental Disabilities Administration.  He currently consults with Griffin-Hammis Associates and the National Association of Blind Merchants.

Registration

Email confirmation of your attendance by Friday, March 13 to:

mdalto@griffinhammis.com

PLEASE BRING A LAPTOP, TABLET OR OTHER DEVICE THAT WILL ENABLE YOU TO USE EXCEL SPREADSHEETS.


Maryland State-Specific Benefits Training

A FREE Training Sponsored by the Maryland Department of Labor

2 Options:

Wednesday, March 18 through Friday, March 20 (3 Days)

9:30 am – 4:30 pm

SEEC

8905 Fairview Road, Suite 300

Silver Spring MD 20910

(301) 576-9000

OR

Wednesday, March 25 through Friday, March 27 (3 Days)

9:30 am – 4:30 pm

Anne Arundel County Career Center

613 Global Way

Linthicum Heights MD 21090

(410) 424-3240

This training provides a solid foundation in key Maryland state-specific benefits that can’t be adequately covered by national training and certification.  To win the confidence of their customers, benefit professionals need to be able to explain the impact of earnings on Medicaid, the Food Supplement Program (Food Stamps), HUD Rental Assistance Programs, Workers’ Compensation and fees paid by people who live in residential programs funded by the Behavioral Health Administration (BHA) or the Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA).  As a bonus, the workshop includes information about the Affordable Care Act and three means of asset development:  the Earned Income Tax Credit, homeownership programs and ABLE accounts.

Agenda:

Day 1

Medicaid and Other Medical Benefits

Food Supplement Program

Day 2

HUD Rental Assistance Programs

Workers’ Compensation

Calculating Fees for Residential Programs Funded by BHA or DDA – Part 1

Day 3

Calculating Fees for Residential Programs Funded by BHA or DDA – Part 2

Private Insurance and the Affordable Care Act

Asset Development:  The Earned Income Tax Credit

Asset Development:  Three Key Homeownership Programs

Asset Development:  ABLE Accounts

Trainer:  Michael Dalto has delivered training on disability benefits from Social Security and related work incentives for 30 years.  He created a state benefits planning certification in Maryland and trained and supported 60 benefits planners using over 50 original training sessions.  He has consulted with organizations including Virginia Commonwealth University, the University of Massachusetts/Boston, Boston University, the Maryland Division of Rehabilitation Services and the Maryland Developmental Disabilities Administration.  He currently consults with Griffin-Hammis Associates and the National Association of Blind Merchants.

Registration

Email confirmation of your attendance by Friday, March 13 to:

mdalto@griffinhammis.com

Please indicate if you would prefer to attend only part(s) of the training, and/or attend remotely.

PLEASE BRING A LAPTOP, TABLET OR OTHER DEVICE THAT WILL ENABLE YOU TO USE EXCEL SPREADSHEETS.

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