PUBLIC BENEFITS TRAINING

Navigating public benefit programs is often frustrating due to the different eligibility rules and complex application processes.  Understanding more about benefit programs (including topics such as who can qualify and how to solve problems) helps case managers and other advocates provide more effective and targeted assistance to people in need.  The focus is to improve advocacy for the people served through increased knowledge of these complex programs. 

Participants learn to understand the basic rules of who qualifies for a specific benefit, how to complete applications, how to navigate the application process, and how to troubleshoot when problems arise.

Training programs are usually offered twice a year.  Federation trainers are also available to present the programs at individual agencies.  Programs may be tailored to meet an organization's particular needs.

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Webinar ($25)
Confidentiality and Professional Boundaries
This session will review core principles related to confidentiality, with an emphasis on protecting client’s identifying information. The session will also include a discussion on maintaining professional boundaries when working with clients.
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Webinar ($25)
Navigating Public Benefits with Special Populations
This session will consider the impact of specific circumstances or categorical eligibility on access to public benefits. Special populations addressed in this session include veterans, survivors of domestic violence, and minors.
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Webinar ($25)
ACA Review
Join us for a review of the core concepts related to the implementation of the ACA. Core eligibility for ACA subsidies and what to expect for the 2021 plan year will be addressed. A discussion of resources for more information and in-person assistance will be included.
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Webinar ($25)
Work Incentive Programs of the SSA
Learn about how persons receiving disability benefits may return to work. This session will provide an overview of the Ticket to Work programs available through the Social Security Administration.
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Training and Technical Assistance Webinars
2020 - 2021

The Federation's mission is to generate cross-sector solutions that leverage expertise to address the human service needs of the DuPage region.

DuPage Federation on Human Service Reform

1910 S. Highland Ave., Suite 135, Lombard, IL 60148 

info@dupagefederation.org