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Work Incentives Public Information Sessions

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RI's ABLE: A Financial Tool for People with Disabilities
October is National Disability Employment Awareness month! To celebrate, the Sherlock Center interviewed Chris Civittolo, Director of 529 Savings Programs, from the Rhode Island Office of the General Treasurer on the many benefits of having an ABLE account. Watch this video to learn about eligible expenses, how to open an account, and the many ways RI's ABLE can help you to save for the things you need.

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Public Information Sessions
Do you receive SSI or SSDI? Would you like to work but are concerned that working could affect your benefits? If so, consider attending a Work Incentives Public Information session. These sessions are sponsored by the DHS/Office of Rehabilitation Services, Paul V. Sherlock Center on Disabilities and CPNRI. There is no cost to participate.

NOTE: These are not "how to apply for benefits" sessions. These sessions are for individuals already receiving SSI or SSDI benefits or those supporting them.

Social Security Administration offers a variety of work incentives and support services to help individuals go to work. At the information sessions, a Certified Work Incentive Benefits Counselor (CWIC) will review available Social Security work incentives for SSI and SSDI Beneficiaries.

Not sure what benefits you receive?
To determine the type of benefits you or your family member receives, you may access this information by creating a "My Social Security" account online at https://www.socialsecurity.gov. Scroll down to "Sign up for my Social Security". A new screen will appear. Read and scroll down a little further. Click on "Create an account" to start the process.

Work Incentives Connection
Work Incentives Connection is a newsletter that provides news and resources for Social Security Administration beneficiaries in Rhode Island. The newsletter is published 3-5 times per year. To receive the newsletter electronically, use the button to below to join our mailing list.

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Public Information Sessions

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Due to COVID-19, the Sherlock Center is offering information sessions by webinar. Current session dates and topics are listed below. There is no cost to participate. Registration is limited. Sign up for any session using the Online Registration link above.

Lunch and Learn Information Sessions
Location: Online via Zoom with subtitles

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Working with Benefits - Yes, You Can!
June 22, 2022, 12- 1 PM

SSI Overview:
July 20, 2022, 12 - 1 PM

SSDI Overview:
May 18, 2022, 12 - 1 PM
August 20, 2022, 12 - 1 PM

Youth Session:
Work Pays! An Introduction to Youth Work Incentives
June 1, 2022, 12 - 1 PM

These free online sessions will be of value to anyone looking for a basic introduction to disability-related work incentives and/or has related questions about the topics listed below and more. The Working with Benefits Introduction is for those starting to think about working and have general questions. The SSI or SSDI sessions provide details about the specific work incentives and other related information. Use the link above to register for one of the sessions.
  • Ticket to Work
  • SSI and SSDI Work Incentives
  • Resources about Work Incentive Information
  • Access to Benefits Counseling
  • Working and Impact on Health Insurance Medicaid/Medicare
  • Other questions related to benefits and working

Accommodations Requests:

If you need a reasonable accommodation (e.g. ASL Interpreter, large print) or information in a language other than English, please make your request known when you register or contact Elaine Sollecito.


Elaine Sollecito: esollecito@ric.edu

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