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What to Know about Trusts & ABLE Accounts

This video describes trusts and ABLE accounts and explains how they can help individuals who receive government benefits to save money as well as pay for many kinds of expenses. Information is presented in straightforward language and at a measured pace to make it easier for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to understand. However, it contains basic information of interest to any person with a disability who receives government benefits such as SSI and Medicaid, as well family members who want to learn how these accounts work.

  • Topics: Benefit Programs and Supports, Independent Living, Intellectual Disability, Person-Centered Planning, Self-Advocacy, Special needs Trust, SSI
  • Duration: 6 min
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October 2017 375 Benefit Programs and Supports, Independent Living, Intellectual Disability, Person-Centered Planning, Self-Advocacy, Special needs Trust, SSI

SSI & Work in MN

Working while receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) can have many benefits including more monthly income, staying connected to SSI, and continued medical assistance, not to mention a better quality of life!

  • Topics: Benefit Programs and Supports, SSI
  • Duration: 5 min
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April 2016 987 Benefit Programs and Supports, SSI

From Disability Benefits to Benefits Counseling: Michele’s Ticket to Work Success Story

Michele, a young adult with Muscular Dystrophy, talks about how Ticket to Work helped her get an education and reach her career goals.

  • Topics: Adult Services, Benefit Programs and Supports, Career Development, Employment, SSI, Work Incentives, Muscular Dystrophy
  • Duration: 5 min
View - From Disability Benefits to Benefits Counseling: Michele’s Ticket to Work Success Story
October 2015 1412 Adult Services, Benefit Programs and Supports, Career Development, Employment, SSI, Work Incentives, Muscular Dystrophy

How to Make SSI Work for You: Simply Said

This youth- and family-friendly video focuses on how to find help available to youth and young adults with disabilities after they leave high school. Several federal government programs including Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Work Incentives, and Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) provide benefits or support to eligible youth as they work toward their postsecondary and employment goals. Youth and families can use the information they learn to plan ahead and apply for the benefits and supports they need after high school.

  • Part of the Simply Said Series
  • Topics: Adult Services, Benefit Programs and Supports, Career Development, Community Supports, Independent Living, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Work Incentives
  • Duration: 4 min
View - How to Make SSI Work for You: Simply Said
June 2015 587 Adult Services, Benefit Programs and Supports, Career Development, Community Supports, Independent Living, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Work Incentives Simply Said

Making a Smooth Transition from High School to Adult Living: Successful Collaboration

All students and their families benefit from collaboration — teamwork, group effort, and cooperation — between family, school, and others as they make the transition to adult life. Students with disabilities often require extra collaboration and support to achieve their employment, educational, and independent living goals, sometimes for their entire lives. This 2012 webinar for parents of youth with disabilities explores how to use the concept of collaboration to ensure their son or daughter’s transition to adulthood is as smooth as possible. Originally developed for Minnesota families, most content is relevant to families residing in other states as well. Presenters: Carolyn Anderson, PACER Center | Barb Ziemke, PACER Center | Sean Roy, PACER Center.

  • Topics: Webinar, Transition Planning, Collaboration, Adult Services, Connecting Youth, Vocational Rehabilitation, Self-Advocacy, Self-Awareness, Transportation, County Services, Independent Living, Employment, Health, Benefit Programs and Supports, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Postsecondary Education, Family Support
  • Duration: 57 min
View - Making a Smooth Transition from High School to Adult Living: Successful Collaboration
March 2014 547 Webinar, Transition Planning, Collaboration, Adult Services, Connecting Youth, Vocational Rehabilitation, Self-Advocacy, Self-Awareness, Transportation, County Services, Independent Living, Employment, Health, Benefit Programs and Supports, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Postsecondary Education, Family Support

Meet Ben! An Introduction to Ticket to Work

This video provides an easy-to-understand overview of the Ticket to Work video program. If you’re receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits and working, or thinking about working, this program may be a good resource for you. Watch Ben’s journey and learn more about how Social Security’s Ticket to Work can help SSI recipients achieve greater financial independence by providing access to free employment support services.

  • Topics: Work Incentives, Benefit Programs and Supports, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Employment
  • Duration: 5 min
View - Meet Ben! An Introduction to Ticket to Work
November 2013 24776 Work Incentives, Benefit Programs and Supports, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Employment