SSI/SSDI: Benefits & Working - How to make it work for you!

23 Mar 2023
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
SSI/SSDI: Benefits & Working - How to make it work for you!

Presented by Achieva Family Trust, The Arc Erie County, Disability Rights PA, & the Social Security Administration

Disability Rights Pennsylvania (DRP):

  • Role of Disability Rights PA as Pennsylvania’s Protection & Advocacy Organization
  • Types of Advocacy services - systemic and individual advocacy to remove various barriers to employment.

Achieva Family Trust Benefits Counseling:

  • Pennsylvania's Medicaid Guidelines for the Financial, Age, and Disability Eligibility of the major categories of Medicaid (Medical Assistance)
  • Waivers - Two types of waivers, and how and when to qualify and apply for a waiver
  • What is the PA Part B Subsidy, commonly called the "Buy-In"?


  • Working rules for Social Security Disability. How substantial gainful activity, Trial work period, Extended period of eligibility, and cessation all affect Social Security Disability/Medicare benefits.
  • Working rules for Supplemental Security Income: Income limits for Parents. How adult work reduces benefits. Student Income Exclusion for young adults. Reporting wages via the SSI monthly wage reporting application.
  • Medicare Part D extra help
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