Debunking Myths about Disability Benefits and Work (webcast)

For people with disabilities, work is more of a possibility than ever before. With the right kind of training, preparation and workplace accommodations, they can have a successful career in a meaningful job that they enjoy. 

But some are concerned they may be risking their disability benefits if they work.

There are many myths about how working affects benefits and health coverage, or how hard it can be to get your benefits back if you stop working, or need to work fewer hours. 

This webinar will set the record straight and provide you with resources to help your customer understand the effect of work and wages on disability benefits.  

Don’t miss this valuable opportunity to learn more about:

  • What is SSI and SSDI?
  • The most common myths about disability benefits and work.
  • How work affects SSI and SSDI?
  • Michigan’s own Freedom to Work/Medicaid Buy-in to support high earnings and keep Medicaid.
  • Resources that can help an individual see the value of work.
  • The Michigan specific on-line Disability Benefits calculator at – resources to make self-determined choices and support individuals building a career. 

Who Should Attend
  • Michigan Works! job seeker staff
  • Vocational rehabilitation counselors
  • Resource rooms staff
  • Adult education teachers
  • School counselors
  • Parents
  • Anyone who provides employment assistance to individuals with disabilities


Date / Time

February 26, 2018
1:30 – 3:30 pm



$10 Members
$12 Non-Members





Joe Longcor, Department Specialist, MI Department of Health and Human Services