The Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities is pleased to offer this two-day SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access, and Recovery (SOAR) Training is for case managers assisting adults who are homeless with their Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income Applications. Workshop Highlights: An in-depth, step-by-step explanation of the SSI/SSDI application and disability determination process Strategies for working with homeless persons with serious mental illness and co-occurring disorders – only a fraction of this population receives the benefits to which they are entitled Exercises and worksheets provide practical application tools Release-of-information samples, sample reports, letters, assessment forms, SSA forms with explanations How is this model different? Case managers actively assist applicants Focuses on the initial application – “Get it right the first time!” Avoids appeals whenever possible Focuses on documenting the disability to reduce the need for consultative exams Leads to savings – the San Francisco Department of Public Health estimates that their SSI outreach project saves the city $27 million annually in recouped Medicaid and state-funded General Assistance alone Dates & Locations: January 23 & 24, 2014 Registration Deadline: Jan. 20th Region 3 State Office 100 Crescent Centre Parkway, Suite 900 Tucker, GA 30084 March 12 &13, 2014 Registration Deadline: March 7th West Central Georgia Regional Hospital 3000 Schatulga Road, Building 12 Columbus, GA 31907 June 4 & 5, 2014 Registration Deadline: May 30th East Central Regional Hospital 3405 Mike Padgett Highway Augusta, GA 30906
This training is specifically for DBHDD contracted Behavioral Health Providers (e.g., Direct Support Professionals, Clinical staff, and Supervision/Management), DBHDD State/Regional Office staff, and DBHDD Hospital staff.
Featured Trainers: Darren Willis, Budget & Medicaid Compliance Manager - DBHDD Carla Givens, LPC, Adult Mental Health Program Specialist - DBHDD
PLEASE NOTE: While there is no fee for this training, participants are responsible for their own travel, meals, snacks, and lodging arrangements. Please bring a light-weight jacket or sweater as trainers have no control over room temperature. CEUs CEUs will be applied for through the National Association of Social Work Georgia Chapter. Approval to offer specified CEUs is not guaranteed.
DBHDD Office of Learning and Organizational Development
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