Full course description
Pre-Recorded Webinar: We will explore things you need to know about SSI, including an overview of SSI benefits, an examination of the SSI formula that determines benefits amounts and a review of additional work incentives that can help SSI recipients that are considering the return to work. Learn how SSI recipients can keep Medicaid up to very generous income guidelines, allowing most to work full-time and keep Medicaid. This training is designed to help professionals providing employment supports to individuals with disabilities who receive SSA disability benefits.
Upon completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:
- Understand the basics of SSI benefits
- Understand the connection between work and benefits
- Understand the connection between work and Medicaid
Presenter: Kevin Nickerson
Kevin Nickerson is a nationally recognized expert on the effective implementation of Employment Networks (ENs) within the public workforce system as well as a formerly certified Community Work Incentive Coordinator (CWIC), now Community Partner Work Incentives Counselor (CPWIC). With 25 years of experience helping SSA disability beneficiaries in achieving self-sufficiency, and nearly two decades of experience operating a successful Employment Network, Mr. Nickerson employed this experience most recently as the Disability Resource Coordinator State Lead for NYS under their Round 1 Disability Employment Initiative. He now works for National Disability Institute as ADEN Co-Director, serving as a catalyst supporting strategies that enhance the financial capability of individuals with disabilities. Kevin holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Psychology.