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SSI and Medicaid for Transition Age Youth

File format: DOC File (Microsoft Word Document)
Author: HDA
Date: 06/06/2022
Abstract: This fact sheet describes the Medicaid and SSI programs for children who are approaching transition age and starting to think about moving from school into the adult service world. It offers short descriptions of the SSI, SSDI, Medicaid and Medicare programs and their eligibility criteria. It also lists resources on work incentives and the Health Benefits for Workers with Disabilities program.
Topic(s): Disability & Employment, Healthcare, Medicaid, Workforce Development, WISC, SSI, SSDI, Public Benefits Resource Materials
Audience(s) of Item: Consumers, Service Providers, Case Managers

2010 Work Incentives Training DRS Application

File format: DOC File (Microsoft Word Document)
Author: HDA
Date: 04/01/2022
Abstract: This is the application for DRS Representatives interested in participating in the 2010 Work Incentives Trainings.
Topic(s): Workforce Development, Events, HDA
Audience(s) of Item: Advocates, Service Providers, Case Managers

2010 Work Incentives Training Flyer

File format: DOC File (Microsoft Word Document)
Author: HDA
Date: 04/01/2022
Abstract: This Flyer describes the 2010 Work Incentives Trainings.
Topic(s): Workforce Development, Events, HDA
Audience(s) of Item: Advocates, Service Providers, Case Managers

2010 Work Incentives Training Non DRS Application

File format: DOC File (Microsoft Word Document)
Author: HDA
Date: 04/01/2022
Abstract: This is the registration request form for non-DRS representatives interested in attending one of the 2010 Work Incentives Trainings.
Topic(s): Workforce Development, Events, HDA
Audience(s) of Item: Advocates, Service Providers, Case Managers

(New) Ticket to Work Regulations At-A-Glance

File format: DOC File (Microsoft Word Document)
Author: NCHSD
Date: 06/01/2022
Abstract: This At-A-Glance brief summarizes changes to the Ticket to Work program made in the new regulations recently released by the Social Security Administration. The new regulations create a payment system based on the attainment of increasing levels of employment over time that is attractive enough to entice Employment Networks to participate. The regulations also modify the interaction of the VR cost reimbursement system with the Ticket system to encourage collaboration among state VR agencies and private ENs. Visit NCHSD's new Ticket to Work webpage in the Hot Topics section for more Ticket resources.
Topic(s): Ticket to Work and Employment Networks, Employment Services, Disability & Employment, Workforce Development, TWWIIA
Audience(s) of Item: At-A-Glance Brief, Advocates, Service Providers, Case Managers
FMI: John Coburn, jcoburn@hdadvocates.org

Understanding the New Outcome Milestone Ticket Payment System: What Kind of Revenue Can My State Expect?

File format: DOC File (Microsoft Word Document)
Author: NCHSD, HDA
Date: 06/01/2022
Abstract: This briefing paper will assist MIG grantees in better understanding what is required to receive payment under the Outcome Milestone payment system, which is, by far, the most common payment system chosen by Employment Networks . By understanding of how ENs are paid, MIGs will be better equipped to analyze where Ticket outreach can be most effectively targeted, determine what work incentive infrastructure may be necessary to create a more "Ticket friendly" environment, and estimate reasonable projections of what new revenue a state can expect. Visit NCHSD's new Ticket to Work webpage in the Hot Topics section for more Ticket resources.
Topic(s): Ticket to Work and Employment Networks, Disability & Employment, Workforce Development, TWWIIA
Audience(s) of Item: TA Product, Policy or Practice Brief, Advocates, Service Providers
FMI: John Coburn, jcoburn@hdadvocates.org

Quick Questions for Analyzing Ticket to Work for Your Agency

File format: DOC File (Microsoft Word Document)
Author: NCHSD, HDA
Date: 06/01/2022
Abstract: This document will help service providers who are Employment Networks estimate how much the new Ticket to Work payment system could impact agency revenue. It contains a short set of questions and a simple chart to make the analysis easy. Visit NCHSD's new Ticket to Work page in the Hot Topics section for more Ticket resources.
Topic(s): Ticket to Work and Employment Networks, Disability & Employment, Workforce Development, TWWIIA
Audience(s) of Item: TA Product, Policy or Practice Brief, Advocates, Service Providers
FMI: John Coburn, jcoburn@hdadvocates.org

The Rural Illinois Customized Employment Sustainability Project

File format: DOC File (Microsoft Word Document)
Author: HDA
Date: 05/14/2009
Abstract: The Rural Illinois Customized Employment Sustainability Project (RICES) is a project of HDA to improve workforce development for persons with developmental disabilities in rural Illinois from May 2008 - April 2011.
Topic(s): Disability & Employment, Workforce Development
Audience(s) of Item: Consumers, Advocates, Case Managers, Foundations

New Medicaid Income Limits Help Disabled Stay on Job - Chicago Sun Times, Feb. 17, 2009

File format: DOC File (Microsoft Word Document)
Author: Chicago Sun Times
Date: 02/17/2009
Abstract: This Sun Times article quotes John Coburn from HDA about the new income limit increase for Illinois' Health Benefits for Workers with Disabilities (HBWD) program.
Topic(s): Disability & Employment, Healthcare, Medicaid, Workforce Development, Press Materials - All, News Articles
Audience(s) of Item: Consumers, Advocates, Service Providers, Case Managers, Healthcare Providers

Subsidy & Special Conditions Identification Tool

File format: PDF File (Adobe Acrobat File)
Author: SSA
Date: 01/28/2009
Abstract: This questionnaire is a tool designed for individuals, job coaches and employers to document any subsidies or special conditions that are in place for an employee. SSA uses this form to determine whether or not there are any employment supports or income disregards that can be applied to the individual.
Topic(s): Disability & Employment, Workforce Development, National Workforce Development, SSI, SSDI
Audience(s) of Item: Consumers, Advocates, Service Providers, Case Managers

Impairment Related Work Expenses Request Form

File format: DOC File (Microsoft Word Document)
Author: SSA
Date: 01/28/2009
Abstract: This form should be used by consumers to submit a request to SSA for consideration of Impairment Related Work Expenses (IRWEs).
Topic(s): Disability & Employment, Workforce Development, National Workforce Development, SSI, SSDI, Public Benefits Resource Materials
Audience(s) of Item: Consumers, Advocates, Service Providers, Case Managers

HUD Earned Income Disregards Sample Letter to Housing Manager

File format: DOC File (Microsoft Word Document)
Author: HDA
Date: 01/28/2009
Abstract: Consumers can use this sample letter to request Earned Income Disregard (EID) benefits from a housing director or manager.
Topic(s): Disability & Employment, Workforce Development, National Workforce Development, Public Benefits Resource Materials
Audience(s) of Item: Consumers, Advocates, Service Providers, Case Managers

What can I do if Social Security Says I'm Overpaid?

File format: DOC File (Microsoft Word Document)
Author: Minnesota Work Incentives Connection
Date: 01/28/2009
Abstract: This flyer explains the steps a consumer should take if they receive an overpayment notice from the Social Security Administration.
Topic(s): Disability & Employment, Workforce Development, National Workforce Development, SSI, SSDI, Public Benefits Resource Materials
Audience(s) of Item: Consumers, Advocates, Service Providers, Case Managers

SSA Overpayment Flowchart

File format: DOC File (Microsoft Word Document)
Author: HDA
Date: 01/28/2009
Abstract: This chart explains the options avilable to consumers who receive overpayments from SSA and the steps that result from choosing a particular course of action.
Topic(s): Disability & Employment, Workforce Development, National Workforce Development, SSI, SSDI, Public Benefits Resource Materials
Audience(s) of Item: Consumers, Advocates, Service Providers, Case Managers

HUD Earned Income Disregards

File format: DOC File (Microsoft Word Document)
Author: HDA
Date: 01/28/2009
Abstract: To encourage people with disabilities to return to work, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) expanded regulations on the "earned income disregard" to the calculation of income for persons with disabilities. These apply to several HUD programs including, the Section 8 and Public Housing programs.
Topic(s): Disability & Employment, Workforce Development, National Workforce Development, Public Benefits Resource Materials
Audience(s) of Item: Advocates, Service Providers, Case Managers

SSI for Young Adults

File format: DOC File (Microsoft Word Document)
Author: HDA
Date: 01/28/2009
Abstract: This fact sheet describes the categories of young adults, age 18 and over, who may be eligible for SSI benefits. It also explains the adult disability standard that these individuals will have to meet and the impact work will have on their ability to receive SSI benefits.
Topic(s): Workforce Development, National Workforce Development, SSI, Public Benefits Resource Materials
Audience(s) of Item: Service Providers, Case Managers

Subsidies

File format: DOC File (Microsoft Word Document)
Author: HDA
Date: 01/28/2009
Abstract: This fact sheet describes what subsidies may be available to individuals with disabilities who return to work. It also explains how these subsidies may impact individuals' ability to retain SSI and SSDI benefits.
Topic(s): Disability & Employment, Workforce Development, National Workforce Development, SSI, SSDI, Public Benefits Resource Materials
Audience(s) of Item: Service Providers, Case Managers

Expedited Reinstatement of Benefits

File format: DOC File (Microsoft Word Document)
Author: HDA
Date: 01/28/2009
Abstract: This fact sheet explains how both SSI and SSDI recipients may qualify for the Expedited Reinstatement of Benefits work incentive. This could enable them to continue receiving benefits from SSA for 6 months.
Topic(s): Disability & Employment, Workforce Development, National Workforce Development, SSI, SSDI, Public Benefits Resource Materials
Audience(s) of Item: Service Providers, Case Managers

What To Do With My Ticket to Work

File format: DOC File (Microsoft Word Document)
Author: HDA
Date: 01/28/2009
Abstract: This document provides information for consumers with a Ticket to Work on how to get assistance in either finding a job or vocational rehabilitation and support services. It explains how to use employment networks and what happens once you assign your ticket and start working toward employment.
Topic(s): Disability & Employment, Workforce Development, TWWIIA, SSI, SSDI, Public Benefits Resource Materials
Audience(s) of Item: Consumers

Checklist for Using Your Ticket

File format: DOC File (Microsoft Word Document)
Author: HDA & Equip for Equality
Date: 01/15/2009
Abstract: This fact sheet outlines a series of issues individuals should consider before using their Ticket to Work. It describes several resources available to help find and choose an Employment Network. It also explains how individuals can assign their Ticket and start working, and how SSA measures individual progress under a Work Plan.
Topic(s): Disability & Employment, Workforce Development, TWWIIA, SSI, SSDI, Public Benefits Resource Materials
Audience(s) of Item: Consumers

Access to Healthcare Brochure

File format: DOC File (Microsoft Word Document)
Author: HDA
Date: 01/15/2009
Abstract: This brochure explores the various healthcare options for people with disabilities who work. It provides a general description of Medicaid's 1619 program, the Health Benefits for Workers with Disabilities (HBWD) program and Medicare's extended Medicare coverage available to individuals with disabilities. The brochure also lists resources available through the Work Incentives Planning & Assistance Projects for individuals who need more information about how income from their job may impact their ability to maintain healthcare coverage.
Topic(s): Medicare, Disability & Employment, Healthcare, Medicaid, Workforce Development, WISC, SSI, Public Benefits Resource Materials
Audience(s) of Item: Consumers, Service Providers, Case Managers

1619 Fact Sheet

File format: DOC File (Microsoft Word Document)
Author: HDA
Date: 01/14/2009
Abstract: This fact sheet tells consumers about the 1619 Medicaid program which enables SSI recipients who work to receive free Medicaid without a spenddown. Individuals who work and lose SSI because of their wages or who earn more than $940/month in 2008 may be eligible for free Medicaid coverage.
Topic(s): Disability & Employment, Healthcare, Medicaid, Workforce Development, WISC, SSI, Public Benefits Resource Materials
Audience(s) of Item: Consumers

When You Get a Job

File format: DOC File (Microsoft Word Document)
Author: HDA
Date: 01/14/2009
Abstract: This document explains what public benefits programs like SSI, SSDI, Medicaid, Cash Assistance, Food Stamps, Housing and DRS require of their recipients who get a job. It lists the individuals' reporting requirements and the agencies where they need to report. It also explains the Trial Work Period (TWP), Extended Period of Eligibility (EPE) and Medicare eligibility for SSDI recipients. For SSI recipients, it describes Earned Income Exclusions, IRWE's and 1619a and 1619b eligibility through Medicaid.
Topic(s): Disability & Employment, Workforce Development, National Workforce Development, TWWIIA, SSI, SSDI, Public Benefits Resource Materials
Audience(s) of Item: Consumers

Why is My SSI Check Reduced?

File format: DOC File (Microsoft Word Document)
Author: HDA
Date: 01/14/2009
Abstract: This document explains what public benefits programs like SSI, SSDI, Medicaid, Cash Assistance, Food Stamps, Housing and DRS require of their recipients who get a job. It lists the individuals' reporting requirements and the agencies where they need to report. It also explains the Trial Work Period (TWP), Extended Period of Eligibility (EPE) and Medicare eligibility for SSDI recipients. For SSI recipients, it describes Earned Income Exclusions, IRWE's and 1619a and 1619b eligibility through Medicaid.
Topic(s): Disability & Employment, Workforce Development, National Workforce Development, SSI, Public Benefits Resource Materials
Audience(s) of Item: Consumers

Work Incentives Planning & Assistance Projects in Illinois

File format: DOC File (Microsoft Word Document)
Author: HDA
Date: 12/10/2021
Abstract: This brochure describes resources available to SSI and SSDI recipients who want to return to work. It explains the benefits available through the Work Incentive, Planning and Assistance Projects (WIPA) and the Protection and Advocacy for Beneficiaries of Social Security Projects (PABSS). It lists the contact information for these projects serving individuals in Illinois.
Topic(s): Disability & Employment, Workforce Development, WISC, SSI, SSDI, Public Benefits Resource Materials
Audience(s) of Item: Consumers

Comparing the SSI & SSDI Work Incentives

File format: DOC File (Microsoft Word Document)
Author: HDA
Date: 05/06/2022
Abstract: This chart compares the work incentives available under the two federal disability programs - SSI and SSDI.
Topic(s): Disability & Employment, Workforce Development, National Workforce Development, TWWIIA, SSI, SSDI
Audience(s) of Item: Advocates, Service Providers, Case Managers

Continuing Disability Reviews Process

File format: DOC File (Microsoft Word Document)
Author: HDA
Date: 01/25/2008
Abstract: Recipients of Social Security benefits, including SSI and SSDI, are subject to Continuing Disability Reviews (CDRs) or periodic checks of their medical condition to determine if they continue to meet disability standards. This document explains the CDR process. It describes how and when CDRs are conducted, and lists individuals' rights and protections within the review process.
Topic(s): Disability & Employment, Workforce Development, National Workforce Development, SSI, SSDI, Public Benefits Resource Materials
Audience(s) of Item: Service Providers, Case Managers

Medicaid for Young Adults

File format: DOC File (Microsoft Word Document)
Author: HDA
Date: 01/15/2008
Abstract: This fact sheet explains the Medicaid program options for young adults, age 18 and over. It describes the application and appeals process. It lists eligibility criteria, and income and asset limits. It also offers short explanations of the spenddown program, the adult disabled child standard, and the 1619 program.
Topic(s): Healthcare, Medicaid, Workforce Development, WISC, Public Benefits Resource Materials
Audience(s) of Item: Service Providers, Case Managers

Ready to Work Guide

File format: DOC File (Microsoft Word Document)
Author: HDA
Date: 01/15/2008
Abstract: This fact sheet explains the Medicaid program options for young adults, age 18 and over. It describes the application and appeals process. It lists eligibility criteria, and income and asset limits. It also offers short explanations of the spenddown program, the adult disabled child standard, and the 1619 program.
Topic(s): Medicare, Disability & Employment, Healthcare, Medicaid, Workforce Development, WISC, SSI, SSDI
Audience(s) of Item: Consumers

Health Benefits for Workers with Disabilities

File format: DOC File (Microsoft Word Document)
Author: HDA & AIDS Legal Counsel
Date: 01/15/2008
Abstract: This is a fact sheet on the Health Benefits for Workers with Disabilities program (HBWD), also known as the Medicaid Buy-In program. It lists the eligibility requirements, income and asset standards, and the program's premiums. It also describes the program's application process and gives resources for individuals who need assistance.
Topic(s): Disability & Employment, Healthcare, Medicaid, Workforce Development, WISC, SSI, SSDI, Public Benefits Resource Materials
Audience(s) of Item: Advocates, Service Providers, Case Managers

Alert! Changes in Work Incentives

File format: DOC File (Microsoft Word Document)
Author: SSA
Date: 10/31/2007
Abstract: This document explains important changes made by the Social Security Administration (SSA) to the work incentives available to individuals with disabilities. This includes the yearly increase made to: the Substantial Gainful Activity (SGA) amount, the amount an individual can earn during their Trial Work Period (TWP), and the student earned income exclusion. It also lists the changes made by the Ticket to Work & Work Incentives Improvement Act of 1999.
Topic(s): Disability & Employment, Workforce Development, National Workforce Development, TWWIIA, SSI, SSDI
Audience(s) of Item: Advocates, Service Providers, Case Managers

Overpayment Flow Chart

File format: DOC File (Microsoft Word Document)
Author: HDA
Date: 02/15/2007
Abstract: This flowchart describes what happens when individuals who receive benefits from SSA, such as SSI and SSDI, receive an overpayment. The chart lists the individuals options including: filing a request for reconsideration, requesting a waiver, or negotiating a payment plan that the individual can afford.
Topic(s): Workforce Development, National Workforce Development, SSI, SSDI, Public Benefits Resource Materials
Audience(s) of Item: Consumers, Service Providers, Case Managers

Patient Library Fact Sheet on Working When You Get SSDI Benefits

File format: DOC File (Microsoft Word Document)
Author: HDA
Date: 02/15/2007
Abstract: Patient Library fact sheets are designed for public benefits' consumers to provide brief written answers to commonly asked questions that arise as individuals navigate the complex network of public benefits and services available to them. This patient library fact sheet describes what happens when SSDI beneficiaries go back to work.
Topic(s): Disability & Employment, Workforce Development, Chicago Medical-Legal Partnership for Children - CMLPC, SSDI, HDA Tips - All, HDA Tips - Social Security, CMLPC Public Benefits Materials, Public Benefits Resource Materials
Audience(s) of Item: Consumers

Patient Library Fact Sheet on Working When You Get SSI Benefits

File format: DOC File (Microsoft Word Document)
Author: HDA
Date: 02/15/2007
Abstract: Patient Library fact sheets are designed for public benefits' consumers to provide brief written answers to commonly asked questions that arise as individuals navigate the complex network of public benefits and services available to them. This patient library fact sheet describes what happens when SSI beneficiaries go back to work.
Topic(s): Disability & Employment, Workforce Development, SSI, Chicago Medical-Legal Partnership for Children - CMLPC, HDA Tips - All, HDA Tips - Social Security, CMLPC Public Benefits Materials, Public Benefits Resource Materials
Audience(s) of Item: Consumers

WISC E-News

File format: DOC File (Microsoft Word Document)
Author: HDA
Date: 02/15/2007
Abstract: This document describes the WISC success story of a transition-aged girl who developed a PASS plan and was able to secure benefits through the DSCC, Medicaid and VR programs which have enabled her to attend college full time.
Topic(s): Healthcare, Medicaid, Workforce Development, WISC
Audience(s) of Item: Advocates, Service Providers, Case Managers

Work Incentive Bulletin #1, February 2007

File format: DOC File (Microsoft Word Document)
Author: HDA
Date: 02/15/2007
Abstract: This work incentives bulletin describes the support system of benefits experts and advocates available to assist both service providers and individuals with disabilities returning to work. The resources listed include: the work incentives liaison, the area work incentives coordinator, the PASS cadre, the PABSS project, and WIPA programs.
Topic(s): Disability & Employment, Workforce Development, WISC, SSI, SSDI, Public Benefits Resource Materials
Audience(s) of Item: Consumers, Service Providers, Case Managers

Personal Assistance Services Infrastructure Framework

File format: DOC File (Microsoft Word Document)
Author: HDA
Date: 01/01/2022
Abstract: This chart describes a state's framework for building infrastructure in Personal Assistance Services (PAS).
Topic(s): Disability & Employment, Workforce Development
Audience(s) of Item: Advocates

No Senior Left Behind in Illinois

File format: DOC File (Microsoft Word Document)
Author: State of Illinois
Date: 07/15/2005
Abstract: This press release discusses Governor Blagojevich's "No Senior Left Behind" law which creates a state safety net program to fill the coverage gaps left by Medicare's Part D drug benefit.
Topic(s): Medicare, Healthcare, Workforce Development
Audience(s) of Item: Advocates, Service Providers, Case Managers

No Nonsense Guide to Medicaid in Illinois

File format: PDF File (Adobe Acrobat File)
Author: HDA
Date: 01/01/2022
Abstract: This document provides an overview of Illinois' Medicaid program.
Topic(s): Healthcare, Medicaid, Workforce Development, National Workforce Development, MLG
Audience(s) of Item: Advocates

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