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Live Webinar 9/15 & 9/17: Effective Use of SSA Work Incentives in Employment & Transition Services (2 Parts)

Sep 15 - Sep 17, 2020
3.0 credits

$75 Enroll

Full course description

2 Part Webinar Series

Part 1: 9/15 from 1:30-3pm

Part 2: 9/17 from 10-11:30am

This 2 part series will cover how special rules make it possible for people with disabilities receiving Social Security or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) to work and still receive monthly payments and Medicare or Medicaid. Social Security calls these rules "work incentives."  This session will provide an overview of the available SSA work incentives for beneficiaries.

SSDI & SSI Work Incentives

SSDI Work Incentives

SSI Work Incentives

 

Upon completion of this webinar, participants will be able to

1. Describe the impact of earnings on SSI and SSDI

2. Discuss the required reporting requirements for SSA beneficiaries

3. Assist in developing and identifying eligible work incentives

4. Develop a PASS plan

 

Presenter: Sue Killam

Susan “Sue” G. Killam, M.Ed., CWIC, CESP - Sue Killam has worked for over 30 years in the area of employment and disability policy. She has a Master’s degree from VCU and upon graduation worked at the federally funded RRTC on SE on a research project for individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury. She has worked at all levels of SE services and began her career in Louisiana in 1990 as the Lead Trainer for the Supported Employment Systems Change Grant. Afterwards, she served as Executive Director of Access to Meaningful Employment, an employment agency initiated by six parents of individuals with disabilities. She has published several articles on supported employment and disability services and is one of the authors of APSE’s Ethical Guidelines. She has consulted and provided training and TA in the US and Canada. She is one of the founding members of the Louisiana SE Network, served as the Regional Delegate for national APSE and is a Governor-appointed member of the Louisiana Rehabilitation Council.  Sue is a SME for the Governor’s State as Model Task Force, a member of national and LA APSE and has served as Chair of the national APSE certification (CESP) council.  Currently, Ms. Killam is the Director of Transition, Employment & Careers Initiatives at LSU Health’s HDC and the 2013 recipient of the National Professional of the Year Award from APSE. Ms. Killam is a Certified Employment Support Professional (CESP)  and a Certified Work Incentives Counselor (CWIC) for the LSU Health HDC SSA WIPA grant. Currently, Ms. Killam is the faculty and Director of Transition, Employment & Career Initiatives at LSU Health’s Human Development Center (LA’s UCEDD) and the 2013 recipient of the National Professional of the Year Award from APSE. Ms. Killam is a Certified Employment Support Professional and a Certified Work Incentives Counselor (CWIC) for the SSA WIPA grant. Sue continues to work with state and local agencies and partners on expanding evidence-based Supported Employment (SE), Customized Employment (CE) and Individual Placement & Support (IPS) models and training opportunities. Sue currently oversees an innovative post-secondary paid apprenticeship model involving local employer sites, two Community College sites and Louisiana Rehabilitation Services. In the area of workforce and business collaboration, Ms. Killam is currently working with three large business sector employers (technology, carpentry and healthcare) to develop an innovative inclusive talent pipeline with collaboration from state workforce, local workforce boards, trades unions and state VR.