ERIC Number: ED457631
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-May
Reference Count: N/A
Effective Strategies To Improve the Employment of SSI/SSDI Participants.
Radtke, Jean, Ed.
This document is for administrators, rehabilitation counselors, and other professionals who support the employment of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) beneficiaries and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients with disabilities. It contains strategies for vocational rehabilitation (VR) programs to improve an SSI or SSDI beneficiary's chances for achieving employment. Specific chapters discuss the following: (1) a three-phase benefits counseling model and how this model can be used in the vocational rehabilitation process; (2) how the benefits screening phase of the model fits into the outreach, referral, and application processes in the VR program; (3) how the benefits advisement phase of the model fits into the VR planning process; (4) how the benefits management phase of the model supports the long-term employment of SSI and SSDI beneficiaries; (5) eligibility and services to students and young adults transitioning to work, special education and SSI, and postsecondary education and training; (6) source information and sample forms for use throughout the benefits counseling process; and (7) system issues that maximize the strategies outlined in the document. Appendices include a glossary, an overview of the most recent Social Security Administration legislation, and key state and regional staff. (Contains 38 references.) (CR)
Descriptors: Adults, Disabilities, Eligibility, Employment, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Financial Support, Postsecondary Education, Referral, Rehabilitation Counseling, Secondary Education, Student Participation, Transitional Programs, Vocational Rehabilitation
Wisconsin Univ.-Stout, Vocational Rehabilitation Inst., Continuing Education Center, PO Box 790, Menomonie, WI 54751-0790. Tel: 715-232-2236; Fax: 715-232-2251; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.cec.uwstout.edu.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Rehabilitation Services Administration (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ.-Stout, Menomonie. Stout Vocational Rehabilitation Inst.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Social Security Disability Insurance