Benefits Training

and Consulting

"Benefits and Employment in 2016"  Webinar

 Available at any Time


Online Webinar consisting of five sessions

 

Written and Presented by Michael Walling, M.Ed.

 

"Benefits and Employment in 2016" Webinar is an online version of the same material I have presented in over 2,600 workshops throughout country during the past 23 years. 

 

  Attendees of the live workshops have consistently stated this is the BEST workshop they have ever attended on Social   Security benefits programs.  Viewers have given the webinar the same endorsements.

    

 "I would like to thank you very much for all information! You are a clear and easily understood teacher.

 Thanks again!"   Sharon G.

 

 "Your material is excellent and, as the parent and guardian of a disabled adult, I wish

  I would have had this information many years ago."

 

"Thank you. I find the webinars very informative and presented in a manner that is easily understood.

  Thank you."    Jose V. Peer Services Coordinator, Albany, NY

 

"Thank you. You are a big help. The webinars were very beneficial, and I appreciate the convenience of

doing them in office and on my available time."  Carol V., Bethlehem, PA

 

"This has been a fantastic layout of a very confusing process...”  Michael G.,  Daytona Beach, FL

 

The same information in smaller doses.

 

The Webinar Consists of Five Individual Sessions:

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Session #101      The Basics of the Social Security Programs.                                                    

Session #102      How Wages Affect Title II Benefits (SSDI, CDB) and Medicare.                     

Session #103      How Income Affects SSI and Medicaid.                                                               

Session #104      The Work Incentives Available in the Title II Program.                                      

Session #105      The Work Incentives Available in the SSI Program.                                         

 

Session Descriptions

 

Register for all five sessions at one time ( Session #100) and save $19.00 

 

Session #100   Benefits and Employment in 2016                                         $50.00

                       A printable handout is provided with each session            

 All-in-one registration for the "Benefits and Employment in 2016"  webinar at a reduced 

registration fee. A complete set of sessions #101, #102, #103, #104, and #105 (described below).

 Each session can be attended when you chose. Send request for access information one day prior to

 attending. You will receive the URL for the session, the pass code, and the handout as an attached file.

 

Session #101   The Basics of the Social Security Programs                      $12.00

                           58 minutes    

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Session #101 starts from the beginning and provides the foundation to  understanding the benefit programs. 

It explains:

     1) what Social Security means by "disability";

     2) who can receive a benefit;

     3) what is the difference between the two benefit programs Social Security administers;

     4) how Social Security determines which benefit a person receives;

     5) why some  people receive more than one benefit; and

     6) why some people change benefit programs.

 

Session #102   How Wage Affects title II Benefits (Social Security,

                               SSDI, CDB) and Medicare.                                                    $15.00

                                 75 minutes 

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Title II is based on a worker’s contributions to Social Security.  

 

Session #102 focuses on who can receive title II benefits (SSDI, RSDI, CDB, and DWB) and why they are

 entitled to the benefit.  It answers the question "How much can I earn and what will happen to my benefit?"

 

The session explains the title II process:

   1) beginning with the Trial Work Period;

   2) continuing through the Extended Period of Eligibility and the Re-entitlement Period;

   3) when the SGA Cessation month occurs;

   4) the Benefit Termination Month; and

   5) the Expedited Re-instatement period.

 

You must understand this process if a title II beneficiary is planning to work or is working.

 

Session #103    How Income Affects SSI and Medicaid.                            $15.00

                                   60 minutes      

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SSI is based on financial need.

 

Session #103 describes who may be eligible for SSI, what is takes to initially qualify and then continue to remain

eligible for the benefit.   This session answers the question "How much can I earn and keep my Medicaid?"

 

It explains:

    1) how Social Security determines the SSI payment amount;

    2) the Section 1619(a) Special Payment provision;

    3) the Break Even Point;

    4) qualifications for Section 1619(b) status to protect Medicaid eligibility when the SSI monthly payment stops;

    5) the threshold level of income to maintain eligibility for SSI; and

    6) the Expedited Re-instatement period.

 

You must understand this process if a SSI recipient is planning to work or is working.

 

Session #104     The Work Incentives Available in the title II Program.   $12.00

                                    55 minutes  

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Session #104 describes the two work incentives available to Title II beneficiaries to reduce the amount of wage Social

Security counts.   The session explains WHEN to use Impairment-related Work Expenses and WHEN to claim Subsidy /

Special Work Conditions.  Further, the session explains HOW to claim these work incentives to prevent Social Security

 from finding the beneficiary is in benefit overpayment.

 

Most Title II beneficiaries do not need to limit their wage to maintain their cash benefit and Medicare, if these work

incentives are properly used.  This session could wipe out overpayments!  (it has before)

 

Session #105     The Work Incentives Available in the SSI Program.      $15.00

                                    78 minutes  

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Session 105 describes the four work incentives available to SSI recipients to reduce the amount of income Social

Security counts.  The session explains WHEN to use: 1) the Student Earned Income Exclusion; 2) Impairment-related

Work Expenses; 3) the Plan for Achieving Self-Support (PASS); and 4) Blind Work Expenses.  Further, the session

explains HOW to claim these work incentives to prevent Social Security from finding the beneficiary is in overpayment

and to increase the amount of future SSI payments.

 

If these work incentives are properly used, most SSI recipients will not need to limit their wage to maintain an adjusted SSI monthly payment and Medicaid,

 

"I appreciate all the time and effort you have devoted to this project –

 these programs have been very informative and your instruction is

 very clear, effective, and easy to follow."

Access to the Sessions:

The five sessions are available 7 days a week, at any time of the day.

When accessing a session, you will be provided: 1) the Internet address (URL) for the session; 2) a pass code; and

3) a handout, in PDF format, that accompanies the session (each handout is about 20 pages in length).

 

                                                "I listened to the first 3 webinars and thought they were well presented.  The information was concise and

 addressed issues in a very basic way and could serve as a good foundation for someone learning about

the different benefits."   Craig S., Esquire

 

Two Options to Register:

 

Option 1.  Registration for the ENTIRE Webinar  (The most popular, 90% of registrations) 

                     Select Session 100 at the registration page.

                     Register for all five sessions at one time and receive a discounted registration fee for the entire webinar.

                     You or a member of your group must notify me one day before you are ready to view a session to obtain

                     the appropriate pass code for the date you will be viewing a session.  You can do different sessions on the

                     same day.

                     Only one device can access each session.

 

                     Special pricing is available for multiple "individual registrations"  (two or more registrations)

                     Each member of your group will have individual access to the sessions, each person can fit

                     the sessions into their personal schedule.

                     This cannot be done through the registration page.  Contact me for pricing and details. 

 

Option 2.  Individual Registration for a Session

                     At the registration page, select a session, register, make payment by credit card, and immediately attend the session.

                     When your registration is accepted,  you will receive a link to a session handout (needs to be printed),

                     the session URL, and the pass code for the session.  

 

Follow-up:

Following any session, you will have the opportunity to send questions to clarify your understanding of the material

presented.   All questions will be answered promptly.

 

"Thank you so much for this training. I truly feel that I am armed with knowledge to support the people I serve!

And as well, thank you for extending the invitation for us to call you."

Terms of Registration: 

1.   One viewing of a session is permitted.

2.   The registration fee is for one person or group viewing a session.  Only one device can access the session.

3.   Access information (the URL, Pass Code) to a session can not be shared. 

4.   All sessions and accompanying materials are protected  by copyright.

5.   Registration fees are non-refundable.  A registration can be transferred to another person.

 

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To Register

 

Chose your method of payment.  

 

You can use PayPal or a major credit card.  The PayPal system allows you use a major credit card rather than have

 a PayPal account.  On the payment screen, select payment by major credit card.  PayPal does not use your information

for other purposes.

 

 Payment by Major Credit Card or PayPal

 

Click the above box to go to the Webinars page and then select the session you want to view. 

 

If you select Session #100 - the complete set of five sessions, you will complete the registration form and pay the registration fee. 

Within 24 hours, I will send instructions on how to access the five sessions.  You will not have immediate access to the sessions. 

You must notify me the day before you are ready to attend a session to obtain the appropriate URL and Pass Code for the date

you will viewing the session.   The Pass Codes change frequently.

 

If you choose to view an individual session, you will complete the registration form and pay the registration fee.    After payment

has been approved,  you will return to the Benefits Training and Consulting website and be provided the link to session handout,

the session URL, and the Password for the session.  DO NOT register until you are ready to view the session.  Pass Codes change

frequently.  If you register today and want to view the session next week, the access information will no longer be valid. (This

information will be provided upon request.)

 

 Payment by check or payment by credit card via phone call  (call 610-696-1551)

 

Click above to register.  Payment must be received prior to the first session you plan to attend. You will be notified when payment

is approved.  When you are ready, you must notify me the day before you are ready to attend the session to obtain the appropriate

URL and Pass Code for the date you will viewing the session.   The Pass Codes change frequently.

 

Multiple "individual registrations"  special  rates are available.  Send inquiry to click here.

Each registrant has individual access to the sessions on the their personal schedule.

 

 

 Technical Points

 

1.  Check your audio output is working properly prior to attending a session.  If you experience choppy or breaks

         in the audio, click the refresh button on your browser.  If problem persists, exit the session and then restart the session.

2.  (VERY IMPORTANT)    Be sure your “Flash Player” is up-to-date to inhibit pauses (buffering) in viewing the 

        presentation.  Flash players are easy to install at no cost.  Just Google – “Flash Player.”  If you have recently

        viewed video and had no problems, then you Flash Player is probably current.

3.   Your computer (or network) must accept cookies to access the presentations.

4.   You must logon with the email address use to register for the webinar sessions.  If someone else uses your email address, you

        will be denied access to the session.

 

 

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