In these tough economic conditions, it can be a struggle to afford basic necessities. This is especially difficult for anyone on a limited income, including people with developmental disabilities.
In order to help ease this burden, Montgomery County is offering free Social Security benefits training sessions designed to assist persons with disabilities in maximizing their Social Security benefits while maintaining employment. The three-part training series will be held on Monday October 15 and October 18, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, at the Montgomery County Intermediate Unit; and Saturday October 20, 9:30a m to 12:30 pm, at the Norristown Library.
Hosted by the Montgomery County Office of Developmental Disabilities in collaboration with the Montgomery County Intermediate Unit, the sessions will be conducted by Michael Walling, M.Ed., nationally known for his knowledge of Social Security benefit programs and the associated medical benefits.
Topics covered will include:
- Understanding the difference between Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income;
- Understanding expectations for beneficiaries who are employed and collect Social Security Benefits; and
- How to meet those expectations through correct and accurate record keeping.
The training should be helpful to families, individuals with developmental disabilities, educators, employment providers and other interested parties. Funding for this training is provided through the CMS Medicaid Infrastructure Grant (CFDA #93.768), which promotes employment for people with disabilities through Pennsylvania’s Works for me program.