Noontime Webinar Series—3 Month Discount– April 10, May 8, June 12.
- April 10 - SSA’s Ticket to Work Employment Network Services
- May 8 - Intermittent Loss of Employment Opportunity: Quantifying the Impact of Future Medical Care Needs on Work
- June 12 - BLS Resources for Vocational Rehabilitation
Members: $50 Non-Members: $65
Save $10 by signing up for all 3 webinars by April 10.
April 10 – SSA’s Ticket to Work Employment Network Services Presented by Darlene Fittizzi-Tanski, MS, CRC
The Ticket to Work Incentives Improvement Act was enacted in 1999 allowing Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) & Supplemental Security Income (SSI) beneficiaries ages 18-64 an increased choice in obtaining vocational and rehabilitation services and offering opportunities to enter the workforce and lesson their dependence on public benefits. SSA provides resources for beneficiaries to support their employment goals and obtain services from a variety of Employment Networks and Work Incentive and Planning Assistance (WIPA) providers. The program is free and voluntary.
Types of Employment Networks
- State Vocational Service
- Employment Networks
- Individual service provider
- Rehabilitation Agencies
- Workforce Employment
Certified Rehabilitation Services as a Provider
- Steps to Ticket Assignment
- Developing the Individual Work Plan
- Program Requirements
- Participant services, follow up and ongoing supports
- SSDI Income Thresholds - Substantial Gainful Employment (SGA)/ Trial Work Period (TWP)
- Partnership Plus
Outlined on SSA Website https://choosework.ssa.gov, and
Certified Rehabilitation Services website www.certifiedrehabservices.com
May 8 – Intermittent Loss of Employment Opportunity: Quantifying the Impact of Future Medical Care Needs on Work Presented by Rick Robinson, Ph.D., MBA, LMHC, CRC, CVE, NCC, CLCP, D/ABVE
This presentation will introduce how evidence for the need for future medical care, such as a life care plan, may be quantified to illustrate an intermittent – yet cumulative loss of employment access.
- The attendee will learn the importance of evaluating ongoing medical care needs in vocational analysis.
- The attendee will understand and be able to explain the term loss of employment opportunity.
- The attendee will understand that not all injuries result in an enduring loss of earning capacity – some may result in a loss of work opportunity over time.
- The attendee will learn a method to quantify loss of work opportunity in conducting her/her vocational analysis.
June 12 – BLS Resources for Vocational Rehabilitation Presented by Bruce Bergman, Economist, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
his presentation will dive into the Bureau’s newest addition, the Occupational Requirements Survey (ORS). The Social Security Administration plans to use ORS data in adjudication of disability claims, and vocational rehabilitation professionals can also draw upon these data to assist with their evaluations. We’ll review the latest ORS results and discuss concepts and methods used in the survey.
We’ll also examine other resources from the Bureau of Labor Statistics that might be helpful in your work.