Benefit Planning, Finding the Right Resources
Presenter: Nicholas Love
$10 APSE Members | $20 Non-Members
Employment Specialists have many skills. Disability benefit counseling is not usually one of them. Yet the complex and confusing topic of disability benefits is a vital employment service. This overview will provide basic SSA information and more importantly the resources to connect to benefit professionals. Get comfortable in sharing SSA information to support employment planning, and then refer to those who know.
During this presentation, you will learn:
- A high-level overview of SSI and SSDI (SSA disability benefits)
- How to connect to local and national benefit planning experts
- How to let go of the uncertainty of talking about benefits
This session is pre-approved for 1 CESP CE Credits.
Nicholas Love is a national speaker and advocate for diversity and social justice with nearly two decades of experience in competitive integrated employment. In his career he has created and managed several programs/projects that serve people who have disabilities, including a state-wide WIPA program, an Employment Network, and numerous demonstration projects to improve economic wellbeing for people who have disabilities.He currently serves on several boards and committees related to promoting employment, financial self-sufficiency, and full societal inclusion of people who have disabilities. He is a Certified Community Work Incentive Coordinator and a Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner with a degree in Holistic Healthcare. He is employed as the Director of Digital Systems and Tools at the World Institute on Disability, where one of his main focus is supporting and promoting Disability Benefits 101 (DB101). Nicholas utilizes his passion and wit to develop and train on national programs to further civil and disability equality.
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