Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Great new class!!

The Texas Department of Disability and Aging Services
DADS has issued the following Provider Alerts or Bulletins:

Benefits and work incentive sessions planned for this fall

Do you know anyone who receives Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and/or Medicaid, wants to work, but is worried about how work will affect these crucial benefits?  Register (link to registration form) now for one of the Benefits and Work Incentives Planning Supports and Services trainings being held around the state in September, October and November.  This unique free training is designed to give you basic knowledge about SSDI and SSI work incentives programs and the many Texas-specific programs that support someone who wishes to obtain, maintain, or advance in employment.
This unique free training is designed to give you basic knowledge about Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) work incentives programs
 YOU WILL LEARN Why it is important to have basic knowledge about these programs. How using federal and state work incentives programs can help a consumer reach his/her employment goal. The information you need to provide basic facts about benefits and work incentives to people you support. When to refer a consumer to a Work Incentive Planning and Assistance (WIPA) certified Community Work Incentives Coordinator (CWIC) for expert, and more detailed assistance.
YOU WILL GET Easy to understand fact sheets about each federal and state program. Contact information for the seven WIPA programs statewide.
BENEFITS AND WORK INCENTIVES PLANNING SUPPORTS AND SERVICES: YES, YOU CAN! DATES AND CITIES SEPTEMBER 2011 Longview Monday 9-19 AM Tyler Tuesday 9-20 AM Austin Wednesday 9-21 AM San Antonio Thursday 9-22 AM Corpus Christi Friday 9-23 AM OCTOBER 2011 Plano Monday 10/3 AM Fort Worth Tuesday 10/4 AM Amarillo Wednesday 10/5 AM Lubbock Thursday 10/6 AM NOVEMBER 2011 McAllen Monday 11/7 AM El Paso Tuesday 11/8 AM Houston Wednesday 11/9 AM and PM LOCATIONS TO BE ANNOUNCED AM = 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM PM = 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
This training is sponsored by Texas’ Medicaid Infrastructure Grant, which is part of the Department of
Assistive and Rehabilitative Services’ Division for Rehabilitation Services. The MIG is funded by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services . (CFDA 93.768)
and the many Texas specific programs that support someone who wishes to obtain, maintain, or advance in employment.