Successful Practices in Work Incentive Counseling: Promoting Financial Stability for SSA Disability Beneficiaries Teleconference
On January 20, 2012, Associate Commissioner Bob Williams hosted a teleconference with WIPA projects, MIG projects, and Community Partners to identify successful practices that promote the economic self-sufficiency of SSA beneficiaries. Individuals from California, Maine, Nebraska, Oregon, Texas and Utah made brief presentations that described current initiatives designed assist individuals to:
The archived teleconference includes comments from Associate Commissioner Williams, presentations on successful current practices, and comments from over 15 teleconference participants.
- Reduce or eliminate their need for SSA disability benefits;
- Participate in financial education services available in their local communities;
- Acquire assets through the use of specialized savings vehicles such as Individual Develop Accounts; and
- Access credit counseling, volunteer tax services, and banking assistance services and supports.
You can listen to the teleconference recording and view the transcript and other related materials at: http://www.vcu-ntc.org/training/call.cfm?id=94
Dr. John Kregel Testifies at Congressional Hearing
The hearing focused on the effectiveness of WIPA, PABSS, the Ticket, and the SSA/VR cost reimbursement program. The members of the Subcommittees on Social Security and Human Resources were very engaged and asked direct questions that indicated their support for efforts to expand opportunities for SSA beneficiaries to work and increase earnings. At the same time, the members were intent on ensuring that the programs and incentives in place were effective and leading to positive beneficiary outcomes.
You can view the testimony submitted to the Committee in MS Word or PDF
You can also view the archived webcast of the entire hearing at http://waysandmeans.granicus.com/ViewPublisher.php?view_id=2