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“How Employment and Disability Benefits Work Together” (Part I)

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Name: “How Employment and Disability Benefits Work Together” (Part I)
Date: October 21, 2020
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT
Event Description:
ADEC’s upcoming Family Forum will explain how people with disabilities may be able to keep their benefits while they pursue meaningful employment. Everyone is invited to attend this free webinar hosted by ADEC’s employment services manager, Susan Faltynski.  
Fear of the benefits cliff can make people feel like they must choose between employment or their critical benefits. However, learning how income affects the different types of disability benefits can help people make informed decisions for themselves and their families. Tune in to learn about SSI, SSDI, Medicaid, ABLE Accounts, Ticket to Work, and more.
ADEC’s information-packed Family Forum “How Employment and Disability Benefits Work Together” will take place in two parts. Part one will be on Wednesday, October 21, and part two will be on Wednesday, November 18, both at 1pm EST. The webinar will take place on GoToWebinars; community members may register at The webinar will also stream at ADEC’s Gaining Grounds Conference Center for those without access to technology. Seating is limited and attendees must abide by social distancing guidelines.

Part one will cover:
  •  The most common misconceptions about disability benefits and working
  •  An overview of the types of disability benefits, including medical, housing, and groceries
  •  Cash benefits including who is eligible, when benefits begin, and the maximum benefits
  •  Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)
 ADEC is a nonprofit organization in Elkhart and St. Joseph Counties that serves people with intellectual and developmental disabilities through every stage in life. ADEC’s The Family Forums series is made possible by a generous grant from the Community Foundation of Elkhart County.
Register now!

Register to watch part one here:
 Register to watch part two here:

No computer? No problem! ADEC is holding two webinar watch parties at the Gaining Grounds Conference Center, 19670 IN-120, Bristol, IN. Come view part one on October 21, 1-2 pm, and then come back for part two November 18, 1-2 pm.
Date/Time Information:
October 21, 1-2 pm (Part I)
November 18, 1-2 pm (Part II)
Contact Information:
Cherri Peate, VP of Community Outreach
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