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Understanding The Basics of SSI and SSDI

April 23, 2024

Join Elaine Cole from the Social Security Administration as she dives into the complexities of Social SSI and SSDI.

Understanding Home and Community-Based Waivers for People with Disabilities

April 2, 2024

Access to Higher Education Using Medicaid Waiver Funding

May 25, 2023

If you have an adult child who receives Medicaid waiver funding, you may be able to use those funds for payment of higher education tuition, fees, and support services.

Understanding the Services of Allegheny County, PA Department of Human Services

March 28, 2023

What is Allegheny County Department of Human Services? What is the Office of Developmental Programs and the Office of Developmental Supports? How can you find Community Resources for basic needs?

SSI/SSDI Benefits and Working

March 23, 2023

Representatives from Disability Rights PA, Achieva Family Trust's Benefits Counseling, and The Social Security Administration cover working and benefits rules, types of waivers, eligibility, and more.

Future Planning Conference 2022 Focus on the Future

November 1, 2022

Medicaid and Medicare - Using Both Benefits, A Primer for Dual Eligibles

April 1, 2022

The impact of dual enrollment in Medicaid and Medicare is to significantly reduce or completely eliminate the costs of health care - if you understand how to use them.

Future Planning Conference 2021 - Focus on the Future

November 10, 2021

The topics of this webinar are Planning for the Future with Special Needs Trusts and ABLE Accounts, Understanding Government Benefits, Decision Making, and Housing Options.

Understanding the Application and Appeal Process for Social Security

October 23, 2019

Lindsay Osterhout, Esq. of Osterhout Berger Disability Law presents on understanding the application and appeal process for Social Security and 10 pitfalls to avoid when applying for Social Security

How to Save for the Future with Special Needs Trusts and ABLE Accounts

April 12, 2019

This webinar covers the basics of ABLE Accounts and the three types of trusts offered through Achieva Family Trust; Payback Trusts, Pooled Trusts, and Third-Party Trusts.

Understanding Social Security Medicare Medicaid MAWD and Waivers

January 11, 2019

Janice Meinert, MSW, from Pennsylvania Health Law Project covers the basics of Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, MAWD (a way to get Medicaid), and Home & Community Based Services Waiver Programs

Future Planning/Financial Planning for Individuals with Disabilities

May 11, 2018

This webinar covers future planning and starts to address the questions of "What would happen if I suddenly became unable to provide care for my family member."