Disability 101 for Professionals: What You Need to Know About about SSI and SSDI

Disability 101 for Professionals: What You Need to Know About

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)

Thursday, January 30th, 2020: (12:30 PM to 4 PM)Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) programs are the largest of several Federal programs that provide assistance to people with disabilities. While these two programs are different in many ways, both are administered by the Social Security Administration and only individuals who have a disability and meet medical criteria may qualify for benefits under either program.

This workshop is designed for those who assist clients, patients, and colleagues with these Social Security Disability programs.  The session will review eligibility guidelines for both SSDI and SSI programs.  We will cover application options, appeals, and processing of SSI and SSD monthly payments benefits.

Our session will also give a special focus to the Social Security disability decision-making process.  Representatives from Ohio’s Division of Disability Determination in Columbus will present on how claims are approved/denied, Compassionate Allowances and Fast Track cases, and how professionals may assist in the submission of medical evidence and information.

Our presenters will also discuss Social Security online resources (including the mySocialSecurity account), summarize post-eligibility issues such as work limits and representative payee considerations, and review how professionals can best assist their clients in navigating the Social Security system.

Register ASAP to attend this informative and timely session!

Presenters: Theresa Busher, Public Affairs Specialist Social Security, Dayton

Beth Baker and Mark Labuda, Professional Relations Officers, Opportunities for Ohioans with Disability – Division of Disability Determination                                                                       

Hosted by and Presented at: Access Center for Independent Living

New Location: Miami Valley Housing Opportunity: (Located inside on the first floor)

907 West Fifth Street / Suite 100 / Dayton, Ohio 45402

(937)341-5202 voice, (937)341-5217 fax, 711 Ohio Relay


PLEASE RSVP No later than Wednesday  January 29th, 2020:

Call (937) 341-5202 voice,

Email: maria.matzik@acils.com, or 711 Ohio Relay

Ask for Maria Matzik ext. 1007

If you cannot keep your registration, please call to cancel!

Sign Language Interpreters and materials in alternative format: Available upon request. Please request interpreter service, and large print or electronic documents, at least 1 week prior to the event. (937) 341-5202 voice or 711 Ohio Relay

Ask for Maria Matzik ext. 1007 / Email: maria.matzik@acils.com

The Access Center is a fragrance-free environment.  We ask that you refrain from wearing cologne and scented products out of consideration for people with chemical sensitivities and breathing problems.  We do our best to provide an environment that everyone can feel comfortable in.

Bus and Parking Info: Bus AccessClosest bus route is #8. South Passengers can get off at Norwood and Mound.  The street sign for W. 5th is visible from there.  Go to the corner that shows the W. 5th street sign and cross over the street. The building is right there: Miami Valley Housing Opportunity (The Access Center is located inside on the first floor)

For guests who drive: There is FREE parking in the parking lot of the building

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