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1143d – Webinar- Preparing for Guardianship and Accessing Social Security, Disability, and Supplemental Security Income


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(May 2015) “Preparing for Guardianship” — Guardianship is a form of substitute decision making alternative for individuals who are unable to make and communicate critical life decisions. When an individual reaches the age of 18, they are a legal adult with full rights and responsibilities regardless of disability. Join this webinar to learn how to help them make decisions as we explore:

  • How Guardianship Works
  • Alternatives
  • Ward Bill of Rights
  • Annual Reporting
  • Information and Resources

“Accessing Social Security, Disability Income, and Supplemental Security Income” — Social Security and Disability Income (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) are federal income programs administered by the Social Security Administration (SSA) that serve many different individuals with a variety of disabilities. SSI and SSDI provide monthly income to adults and children who qualify.  This webinar session will also cover the following:

  • What is SSI/SSDI and the difference in the programs
  • Eligibility Criteria
  • Application Process
  • Reporting Process
  • Steps to the Appeal Process
  • Information and Resources

Brad Hansen joined The Arc Greater Twin Cities as an Advocate in 2004. His primary focus is advocacy for adults with disabilities ages 18 and older, and assists individuals and families with issues such as Social Security, Medical Assistance, day programs, residential services, and end of life issues. Brad also conducts workshops on guardianship, accessing medical assistance, and abuse prevention. He previously served on the Facility Review Committee for Community Living and Side by Side Services, which are intermediate care facility providers. Brad brings a wealth of experience to his work and has worked in day treatment programs for people with disabilities for the past 22 years, residential services for five years, and county social services for three years. Additionally, Brad provided foster care.

(66 minutes)



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