2/13 - Employed Individuals w Disabilities (EID) Program Webinar
Employed Individuals with Disabilities (EID) Program Webinar
February 13, 2024
10 AM - 12 NOON
Member $30 Non-member: $30
The Employed Individuals with Disabilities (EID) Program: Medicaid (Medical Assistance) for Workers with Disabilities
The Employed Individuals with Disabilities (EID) Program is Maryland’s most powerful incentive for people with disabilities to work. EID rewards people with disabilities for working by qualifying them for Medicaid (also known as Medical Assistance). Medicaid covers not only medical services; it also pays for essential services to help people with disabilities live in the community, like personal assistance and mental health care, and some people can get other services like residential support and supported employment. Medicaid also covers out-of-pocket costs for people on Medicare, which can save them thousands of dollars per year.
EID counters people’s fear of losing benefits when they work. The program actually provides an EXTRA benefit (Medicaid) to people with disabilities, but ONLY if they work for pay.
The State of Maryland made improvements to EID on January 1, 2024, including eliminating the income limit, not counting a spouse’s resources (assets), not counting any retirement accounts and allowing people enrolled in EID to save money in Independence Accounts that don’t count against the resource limit. Advocates are urging Maryland legislators to make even more improvements during the 2024 General Assembly session.
This webinar – appropriate for everyone – provides a basic overview of EID and the new improvements for beginners, and explores deeper details about the new rules for experienced professionals. Recommended for people with disabilities who are working or considering work, Benefits Counselors and professionals who provide employment services.
Facilitator: Michael Dalto is a big, old benefits geek. He has delivered presentations on benefits and work incentives to thousands of people with disabilities, family members, and professionals since 1989. He created state certification for Maryland benefits counselors and provided training and technical assistance for the certification. He oversaw benefits counseling for the PROMISE project, a research grant that served youths who receive SSI and their families. He also consulted with the Institute for Community Inclusion of the University of Massachusetts Boston on the SGA Project, a research effort that tested interventions to support vocational rehabilitation consumers in Kentucky and Minnesota to work their way off Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits. He has written training materials about benefits and provided technical assistance to Virginia Commonwealth University's National Training and Data Center. He now consults with Cornell University and the National Association of Blind Merchants.
February 13th, 2024
- 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
- A cancellation notice is required two business days in advance for a refund. To request a cancellation, please send your request to firstname.lastname@example.org. This payment is not deductible as a charitable contribution but may be deducted as a business expense. Please provide notice of accommodations needed two weeks in advance.
- Courses have individual attendance requirements to receive a certificate. Please inquire with the trainer before missing any classes.