Work Incentives Support Planning


Many Benefits Practitioners think their job is done once they have developed some sort of report that presents options for a beneficiary when making decisions regarding work. Research shows that this is not enough! Practitioners need to consider the levels and types of support a beneficiary may need to make certain decisions. While a beneficiary may be able to select that they want to work at a certain level and utilize certain work incentives, they may not know where to go to access the supports necessary to aid them in finding a job or how to work with SSA to use certain work incentives.

Key Topics

  • Developing a Comprehensive Support Plan
  • Intersecting with Other Support Systems
  • The Ticket to Work and Self-Sufficiency Program
  • Use of a Ticket and CDR Protections
  • Integrating Work Incentives Planning into Existing Service Delivery Constructs

Special Features

This course explores the process for providing solid counsel using lecture, PowerPoint, and written materials. This skill-building session provides opportunity for question and answer. A preparatory reading assignment will be provided and is required. Online polling will be used to ascertain knowledge acquisition.

Who Will Benefit

Practitioners responsible for ensuring that beneficiaries have the essential supports they need to attempt work and utilize work incentives will benefit from this course. This includes attorneys, advocates, social workers, rehabilitation workers and job placement personnel.