Updates to Social Security Benefits and Work Incentives

Annually, the Federal government makes adjustments that impacts Social Security Benefits. This is an important feature to consider when planning out the use of work incentives and earnings with our consumers.

This webinar session provides updates to the basic SSA benefits information, already provided in previous webinar* sessions. The audience will receive valuable information to adjust their planning and support calculations, such as the 2017 Cost-of-Living Adjustments (COLA) to the title 2 Trial Work Period (TWP) and Substantial Gainful Activity (SGA) amounts, the SSI Federal Benefit Rate (FBR), applicable work incentives, as well as rate changes to Medicaid and Medicare. Sandy will discuss what, if any, impact the potential increase could have on other needs based benefits such as Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).  

Presenter: Sandy Smith

Recorded on1/18/17. If you do not see the video below, you can view in YouTube: Updates to Social Security Benefits and Work Incentives.  Transcript available.


This event is available for continuing education, CRC and LPC credit. In order for UNTWISE to provide verification of completion for 'On Demand' events, you must 

  • register for the event (below)
  • watch the video 
  • complete a short assessment (link will be emailed after registration)

Payment: Purchase Order or payment by check or credit card must be received 7 days prior to start date. If you have any problems when trying to pay for the course, contact UNTWISE at (940) 565-4000 for further assistance.

Registration Deadline: Registration will be closed 7 days prior to training commencement.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be made 2 weeks prior to training to receive a full refund. No refund will be provided if cancellation is made within 2 weeks of training. Please fax cancellation to (940) 565-3960 or email UNTWISE@unt.edu.

CRC contact hours: 1.5

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