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FREE Workshops on Social Security Entitlement Programs


Many people with disabilities wait years before they are determined to be eligible for benefits. These free Office of Mental Health (OMH) workshops will show you the benefits and advantages of participating in Social Security entitlement programs.  

These very informative and educational workshops will be explained in simple everyday language, so you can better understand and navigate the complex Social Security system, regardless of how much you may already know about these programs. 

If you are considering going back to work and are fearful or skeptical about losing your Social Security benefits, these workshop are for you! Facilitators Garrett Smith and Regina Shoen, will explain how you can go back to work while still receiving benefits. If you are unsure if you are eligible to receive Social Security benefits, that will be explained as well.

These workshops will teach you about: 

• Request a waiver for an overpayment.
• Avoid spend-downs.
• Use Social Security work incentives to help maintain SSI and SSDI eligibility as you explore returning to work.
• Ease off cash benefits and into self-sufficiency.
• Work full-time and maintain low cost (or even no-cost) health insurance.
• Get expedited reinstatement of benefits.

PASS plans,1619b, Medicaid Buy-In for Working people with a disability and some of the other underused mechanisms that will be covered.

These workshops are for people with any type of disability, however, the main focus will be for people with mental health disabilities.

WHEN: Tuesday, October 9, 2018, from 11:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

• Workshop 1 – PASS Plans, 11:30-1:00pm
• Workshop 2 – Medicaid Buy-in and 1619(b), 2:00pm-3:30pm
• Workshop 3 – Social Security Eligibility, 4:30pm-6:00pm

WHERE: Host site: 12 Dietz Street, Oneonta, NY 13820

Please feel free to utilize the parking garage as it is FREE ALL DAY PARKING.

If you wish to register for one and/or all the workshops listed, please contact:
Kate Hewlett ~ Peer Engagement Specialist
Otsego County Community Services
242 Main Street ~ Oneonta, NY 13820
Phone (607) 433-2343/ Fax (607) 433-6229

To download the flyer, click here

Presented by the Office of Mental Health and the CDO Workforce.

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Veterans Come First

Veterans Come First! CDO Workforce New York Career System is proud to offer Priority of Service to veterans and their eligible spouses.
What does this mean? If you served in the military, you will be:

  • Served first by the next available staff member.
  • Given first priority for jobs and training referrals for which you are eligible and qualified.

Please visit the veterans' portal of the NYSDOL website for more information and the NYS Division of Veterans Affairs

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