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SSI Overview for Older Youth

December 11, 2019, 10:00 AM- 11:30 AM
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This session will provide practical tips about how youth can access Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. Presenter will cover SSI eligibility, tips for successful applications and appeals, addressing reductions in benefits caused by working or living arrangements, and policies benefitting youth in foster care and youth in vocational rehabilitation programs. This session is intended to provide useful tools that youth, their families, and providers can apply immediately to increase access to SSI benefits as youth transition to adulthood.

This session will also include:

  • An overview of common issues related to Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits that come up for transition-age youth. SSI benefits are an essential resource for youth because they can provide a source of income for youth who are unable to work, or can provide stability and support for youth who are looking for employment or unable to earn enough to cover all their expenses.
  • Practical tips about how to maximize access to vital benefits for youth so they have the support they need to thrive.
  • Tips for successful SSI applications and appeals.
  • Key policies to help youth access and maintain benefits, including policies that apply to youth in foster care and in vocational rehabilitation or similar programs.