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Social Security & Disability 101

Wed July 27th: 11:00 am-12:00 pm EDT

Free

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Social Security

About This Webinar

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) provides critical financial help to aged, blind, and disabled people who have limited income and resources. Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) pays disability benefits to you and certain family members who meet our definition of disability if you worked long enough – and recently enough – under Social Security.  In this webinar participants are provided important information about the basics of the SSDI and SSI programs and the application process.

Learning Objectives:

  • Provide a basic understanding of SSI/SSDI insurance programs.
  • Identify what are the non-medical eligibility requirements for each program.
  • Understand how to file an application for SSI/SSDI and what to expect from Social Security during the application process.

Presenter

Rhonda Romero
Public Affairs Specialist
Social Security Administration (SSA)

Rhonda Romero began her career with Social Security Administration in 2001 as a Supplemental Security Income Claims Representative. In 2014 she became the Public Affairs Specialist for New Mexico.  Rhonda serves on SSA’s National Alaska Native and American Indian Committee and Dallas Regional Native American Workgroup. Rhonda is a native of Santa Fe, New Mexico where she currently resides.

Continuing Education (CE) Credit

Continuing Education

  • Social Work, LPC, LMFT: Programming approval for 1.0 CE credits will be obtained for Social Work, Licensed Professional Counselors, and Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists from the University of Texas at Austin, Steve Hicks School of Social Work. Check with your state licensing agency for reciprocity and/or credit approval if licensed for other professions or in one of the following states: CO, FL, HI, IA, KS, KY, MI, NY, ND, OH, OK. This webinar will give social workers the opportunity to learn about social security disability insurance (SSDI) and supplemental security income (SSI) that affect military families with a family member with special healthcare needs or a family member with a military-connected disability. At the end of the presentation, social workers will have a working knowledge of eligibility requirements for SSI/SSDI, how to file applications and what to expect during the application process to better assist families they serve. (*Expires: 7/27/24)
  • Case Manager: This program has been submitted to the Commission for Case Manager Certification for approval to provide board certified case managers with 1.0 clock hours. (*Expires: 7/27/23)
  • Board Certified Patient Advocates: This program has been pre-approved by The Patient Advocate Certification Board to provide continuing education credit to Board Certified Patient Advocates (BCPA). The course has been approved for a total of 1.0 CE contact hour, of which 0.0 are in the area of Ethics. (*Expires: 7/27/24)
  • Certified Family Life Educators (CFLE):  This program has been approved by the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) for 1.0 CE credit for CFLE. (*Expires: 7/27/24)
  • Accredited Financial Counselors (AFC): This program has been approved by the Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Educations (AFCPE) for 1.0 CE credits for AFCs.
  • Certified Personal Financial Counselors (CPFC):This program has been submitted to the Center for Financial Certifications (Fincert) for 1.0 CE credits for CPFCs.
  • Certificates of Attendance are available for providers interested in documenting their training activities.

Event Materials

Presentation Slides (PDF)

What is social security disability insurance? 

Disability benefits for wounded warriors 

Medicare Changes in 2022: What Providers Need to Know

The Changing World of Medicaid

The Importance of Estate Planning

Special Needs Trusts and ABLE Accounts

Webinar Flyer (PDF)