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"The Guide: To Social Security Programs and Work Incentives"
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Monterey Bay, Pacific Grove, CA
Originally produced in 1993 and updated each year, The Guide, 24th Edition, explains SSA rules and regulations.
The Guide addresses the commonly held fears people have of "losing" their benefits if they pursue employment. It carefully explains how myths and uncertainties can be replaced with facts and knowledge to empower people to make informed choices and to be employed. The author incorporates his experience, from 25 years of nation-wide training on Social Security programs and his interactions with people receiving benefits from the Social Security Administration and professionals supporting beneficiaries to explain how income affects a person entitlement to SSDI benefits and/or eligibility for SSI payments.
There is nothing like it! The Guide is written from the viewpoint of supporting a person receiving benefits. It extracts every legal and ethical incentive available and puts them to work - for the person! This publication has previously assisted many people to avoid or to correct overpayments! It has empowered people to be more self-sufficient!
The Guide: Topics Presented In Depth
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Title II: Social Security Disability Insurance
Title XVI: Supplemental Security Income
And more Ö
The Guide contains . . .
Numerous Examples of the Application of Work Incentives,
The 2018 version contains 58 examples to help understand the application of specific points and work incentives.
User Reports . . . Agencies and individuals using the earlier editions of The Guide say
they use it daily to unscramble the maze of rules and regulations. They know:
Two tools to solve the most pressing problem encountered by an individual with disability when s/he has earned income.
Each handbook explains, in simple terms, how an individual can report income, track changes in benefits, and determine what benefit amount s/he is entitled or eligible to receive. The simple recording techniques enable most beneficiaries to independently, or with minimal support, manage benefits. The recording techniques, properly maintained, enables the person to know where s/he stands in the benefit program and avoiding future overpayment situations.
The techniques found in the handbooks can assist staff charged with representative payee responsibilities to report income correctly (representative payee organizations can be responsible for overpayments ).
The handbooks will solve the most important issue related to benefits eligibility and employment. "How do I report income, and what amount of cash benefit am I entitled or eligible to receive or keep?"
Managing Your SSDI Benefit and Income Handbook
Managing Your SSI Payments and Income Handbook
This site was last updated 02/09/18