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Social Security Fast Track Disability

File format: PDF File (Adobe Acrobat File)
Author: HDA
Date: 10/13/2010
Abstract: Social Security Fast-Track Disability Benefits
Topic(s): Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Social Security Administration (SSA), SSI, SSDI, Public Benefits Resource Materials, HDA, Aging & Disability
Audience(s) of Item: Advocates

Chart of Benefits by Income Level

File format: PDF File (Adobe Acrobat File)
Author: HDA
Date: 10/01/2022
Abstract: Chart of various benefits by income level
Topic(s): Benefits Planning, Medicaid (General), Medicare, Medicaid, SSI, HDA Tips - Senior Citizens' Programs, HDA Tips - Social Security, CMLPC Public Benefits Materials, Insurance, Medicare, Fact Sheets, Aging & Disability, Medicare and Medicaid Basics, Turning 65
Audience(s) of Item: Consumers, Advocates, Case Managers, Advocates

NOSSCR Child SSI Training - May 2009

File format: PDF File (Adobe Acrobat File)
Author: Thomas Yates, Linda Landry, Barry Eigen
Date: 05/19/2009
Abstract: Training materials presented at National Organization of Social Security Claimant's Representatives (NOSSCR) Social Security Law Conference on May 15, 2022 in Washington, DC. Materials discuss new Social Security Rulings (09-1p--09-2p) that apply to SSI childhood disability determinations. Materials consist of training materials and training powerpoint.
Topic(s): Children's SSI, SSI
Audience(s) of Item: Advocates

NOSSCR May 2009 Child SSR Presentation

File format: PDF File (Adobe Acrobat File)
Author: Thomas Yates, Linda Landry, Barry Eigen
Date: 05/19/2009
Abstract: Training materials presented at National Organization of Social Security Claimant's Representatives (NOSSCR) Social Security Law Conference on May 15, 2022 in Washington, DC. Materials discuss new Social Security Rulings (09-1p--09-2p) that apply to SSI childhood disability determinations. Materials consist of training materials and training powerpoint.
Topic(s): Children's SSI, SSI
Audience(s) of Item: Advocates

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

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

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

SSI and Medicaid

File format: DOC File (Microsoft Word Document)
Author: HDA
Date: 01/28/2009
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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Consumer Fact Sheet: The Joint Processing of SSI & Food Stamps in Illinois

File format: PDF File (Adobe Acrobat File)
Author: IL Food & Nutrition Advocacy Partnership
Date: 10/01/2022
Abstract: This fact sheet gives consumers important information they need to apply for Food Stamps and SSI at their local SSA office.
Topic(s): Food & Nutrition Programs, Altria, SSI, Public Benefits Resource Materials
Audience(s) of Item: Consumers

Patient Library Fact Sheet on Appealing SSI Denials

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 the SSI appeals process.
Topic(s): 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

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

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

Patient Library Fact Sheet on 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 the SSI program.
Topic(s): 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

Patient Library Fact Sheet on SSI Representative Payees

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 explains SSI Representative Payees, their responsibilities and why certain SSI beneficiaries need them.
Topic(s): 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

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

Children's SSI Childhood Questions & Answers Compendium

File format: PDF File (Adobe Acrobat File)
Author: SSA
Date: 11/09/2021
Abstract: This list of questions and answers explain the impact of changes to the Children's SSI listing of impairments.
Topic(s): Children's SSI, SSI
Audience(s) of Item: Advocates

Children's SSI Speech & Language Development Milestones & Red Flags

File format: PDF File (Adobe Acrobat File)
Author: HDA
Date: 01/04/2022
Abstract: This chart lists Children's SSI information on speech and language development.
Topic(s): Children's SSI, SSI
Audience(s) of Item: Advocates

Children's SSI Activities Chart Sorted by Domain

File format: PDF File (Adobe Acrobat File)
Author: HDA
Date: 01/04/2022
Abstract: This form for Children's SSI advocates describes the activities typical of children birth to age 18 and lists them in the domain categories identified by the Social Security Administration in their listing of Children's SSI requirements.
Topic(s): Programs & Services for Children, Children's SSI, SSI
Audience(s) of Item: Advocates

Children's SSI Chart on Adaptive Function From a Developmental Perspective

File format: PDF File (Adobe Acrobat File)
Author: HDA
Date: 01/04/2022
Abstract: This chart offers children's SSI advocates guidelines for some key ages and what can be generally expected of typical children as they develop and acquire independence in basic adaptive function skills.
Topic(s): Programs & Services for Children, Children's SSI, SSI
Audience(s) of Item: Advocates

Children's SSI AUCD Training Materials

File format: PDF File (Adobe Acrobat File)
Author: SSA
Date: 01/04/2022
Abstract: This is an SSA presentation for Children's SSI advocates on evaluating a child's functing to determins disability.
Topic(s): Programs & Services for Children, Children's SSI, SSI
Audience(s) of Item: Advocates

Children's SSI Flyer on Dedicated Savings Accounts

File format: PDF File (Adobe Acrobat File)
Author: HDA
Date: 01/04/2022
Abstract: This fact sheet explains the SSA requirement to set up a dedicated savings account for past-due SSI benefits.
Topic(s): Programs & Services for Children, Children's SSI, SSI
Audience(s) of Item: Advocates

2004 Children's SSI Disability Guide - Part 1

File format: PDF File (Adobe Acrobat File)
Author: HDA
Date: 01/04/2022
Abstract: This is a training manual for advocates interested in helping individuals apply for Children's SSI benefits and appeal SSI benefit denials.
Topic(s): Programs & Services for Children, Children's SSI, SSI
Audience(s) of Item: Advocates

2004 Children's SSI Disability Guide - Part 2

File format: PDF File (Adobe Acrobat File)
Author: HDA
Date: 01/04/2022
Abstract: This is a training manual for advocates interested in helping individuals apply for Children's SSI benefits and appeal SSI benefit denials.
Topic(s): Programs & Services for Children, Children's SSI, SSI
Audience(s) of Item: Advocates

2004 Children's SSI Disability Guide - Table of Contents

File format: PDF File (Adobe Acrobat File)
Author: HDA
Date: 01/04/2022
Abstract: This is a training manual for advocates interested in helping individuals apply for Children's SSI benefits and appeal SSI benefit denials.
Topic(s): Programs & Services for Children, Children's SSI, SSI
Audience(s) of Item: Advocates

Children's SSI Early Childhood Developmental & Learning Milestones

File format: PDF File (Adobe Acrobat File)
Author: HDA
Date: 01/04/2022
Abstract: This document, written for Children's SSI advocates, high-lights the appropriate early childhood developmental and learning milestones.
Topic(s): Programs & Services for Children, Children's SSI, SSI
Audience(s) of Item: Advocates

Relationship Between Children's SSI Functional Equivalence Domains & Adaptive Behavior Measures

File format: PDF File (Adobe Acrobat File)
Author: HDA
Date: 01/04/2022
Abstract: This document describes early childhood developmental and learning milestones in relation to the domains that SSA identifies in their Children's SSI listings.
Topic(s): Programs & Services for Children, Children's SSI, SSI
Audience(s) of Item: Advocates

Children's SSI Medical Provider's Functional Assessment Form

File format: PDF File (Adobe Acrobat File)
Author: HDA
Date: 01/04/2022
Abstract: This form can be used by advocates to collect medical information and history from doctor's treating children with SSI claims or appeals pending.
Topic(s): Children's SSI, SSI
Audience(s) of Item: Advocates

Index to Children's SSI Listed Impairments

File format: PDF File (Adobe Acrobat File)
Author: HDA
Date: 01/04/2022
Abstract: This index lists the physical and mental impairments that may make a child eligible to receive SSI benefits.
Topic(s): Children's SSI, SSI
Audience(s) of Item: Advocates

Children's SSI Mental Retardation & Maladaptive Behavior Training Manual Part 1

File format: PDF File (Adobe Acrobat File)
Author: SSA
Date: 01/04/2022
Abstract: This training manual describes the Children's SSI evaluation process for mental retardation claims.
Topic(s): Children's SSI, SSI
Audience(s) of Item: Advocates

Children's SSI Mental Retardation & Maladaptive Behavior Training Manual Part 2

File format: PDF File (Adobe Acrobat File)
Author: SSA
Date: 01/04/2022
Abstract: This training manual describes the Children's SSI evaluation process for mental retardation claims.
Topic(s): Children's SSI, SSI
Audience(s) of Item: Consumers

Children's SSI Mental Retardation & Maladaptive Behavior Training Manual Part 3

File format: PDF File (Adobe Acrobat File)
Author: SSA
Date: 01/04/2022
Abstract: This training manual describes the Children's SSI evaluation process for maladaptive behavior claims.
Topic(s): Children's SSI, SSI
Audience(s) of Item: Advocates

Children's SSI School Records Request

File format: PDF File (Adobe Acrobat File)
Author: HDA
Date: 01/01/2022
Abstract: This is a form for advocates to use to request school records for a child with an SSI application or appeal pending.
Topic(s): Children's SSI, SSI
Audience(s) of Item: Advocates

Children's SSI Parent to Child Income Deeming Chart

File format: PDF File (Adobe Acrobat File)
Author: HDA
Date: 01/01/2022
Abstract: This chart lists the income limits for Children's SSI benefits and details the amount of parental income that SSA will count toward the child applicant's resource limits.
Topic(s): Children's SSI, SSI
Audience(s) of Item: Advocates

Children's SSI NOSSCR Disability Guide for Young Adults

File format: PDF File (Adobe Acrobat File)
Author: HDA
Date: 10/01/2022
Abstract: This disability guide offers assistance to advocates on SSI claims for young adults.
Topic(s): Children's SSI, SSI
Audience(s) of Item: Advocates

Children's SSI Teacher Questionnaire Form

File format: PDF File (Adobe Acrobat File)
Author: SSA
Date: 03/01/2022
Abstract: Children's SSI advocates can use this form to ask teachers to report on functioning for children with pending SSI applications or appeals.
Topic(s): Children's SSI, SSI
Audience(s) of Item: Advocates

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