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A look into how working affects SSI/SSDI and State Benefits
August 14, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pmFree
Dive into Social Security benefits, Medicaid, community resources, and more to learn how benefits and work can go together. Participants will also learn more about Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Medicaid determination calculations to better understand the factors that can impact benefits.
Social Security Administration (SSA) disability benefits
How employment affects Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and SSI differently
How employment impacts different Medicaid categories
Freedom to Work
Opening a MI ABLE account
Various SSA work incentives to offset countable income
Work Review vs. Medical Review
Paul Landry, United Cerebral Palsy of Metropolitan Detroit – Director of Employment Programs, Benefits Counselor / CWIC
Paul serves as the Project Manager and Benefits Counselor / CWIC for the Work Incentive Planning & Assistance (WIPA) Project covering Livingston, Oakland and Wayne counties. Paul is involved in Michigan’s Employment First initiative looking at benefit Counseling services and making recommendations regarding the Medicaid – Freedom to Work program.