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               New Items of Importance 


1.   2020 Edition of  Publications Now Available.


    "THE GUIDE: To Social Security Programs and Work Incentives"

      Explains how income affects benefits with numerous examples

      and tables. Routinely updated since 1994.  284 pages of valuable


    Also updated and available::

   "Managing Your SSDI Benefit and Income Handbook"  and

   "Managing Your SSI Payments and Income Handbook"

                                        More Information

                                         Order Publications


2. "Benefits and Employment  " Webinar.  

                             Contains five Sessions          

 The five sessions of the webinar contain the same material I present

  in live workshops.  The sessions explain how the benefit programs

  are organized and how income affects SSDI, CDB, SSI and the

  related medical benefits.

                         Click here for more information

                                  ` Register for Webinar


3"Social Security Benefit Programs for Students

                         Under 22" Webinar

                           Contains four Sessions  

This webinar addresses the most common questions, concerns, and issues parents face as they struggle to understand Social Security programs.  The webinar also provides the core information needed by education and human service professionals, involved in providing transition services, to support students and their families. 

                            Click here for more information

                                  ` Register for Webinar


 4.  "Benefits and Employment in 2020" Workshops


                    March 24, 2020   Wilkes-Barre, PA

                      March 25, 2020   Bethlehem, PA

                      April  7, 2020     Lancaster, PA

                      April  8, 2020     Harrisburg, PA

                      April 14, 2020   DuBois, PA

                      April 15, 2020   Altoona, PA


                      April 21, 2020   Streetsboro, OH

                      April 22, 2020   Medina, OH

                      April 23, 2020   Athens, OH 


        Sponsored workshops are not displayed without the sponsor's authorization.

                                 Workshop description

                                   Workshop registration



                                                                                                                                Yosemite Falls, Yosemite National Park, CA


    Michael Walling M.Ed., is the owner of Benefits Training and Consulting.

    He provides workshops, internet-based training, and technical assistance

    throughout the United States.


    The focus of his work is the dissemination of information and the provision of

    technical assistance on Social Security benefit programs received by

    individuals with a disability.                                 


    He is committed to the belief people will work and pursue greater self-sufficiency

    when they understand how income affects their benefit programs.  Informed

    choice is one of the first steps to improving self-sufficiency and personal



   Michael is nationally known for his knowledge of the Social Security

   benefit programs and the associated medical benefits.  He is highly regarded for his

   teaching skills in presenting this information, and relating the material to employment

   for persons with disability.


   He has conducted over 2,700 workshops throughout the United States since 1993 on

   Social Security programs, Medicaid, and Medicare related to persons with disability

   and employment. 


   During his career, he has been a special education teacher, special education administrator,

   director of a state licensed post-secondary vocational program for individuals with disability,

   director of supported employment services, and director of special employment projects.




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