Did you know that Maine is an Employment First state? In 2013, the Employment First Maine Act was passed into law, requiring individuals served under the auspices of Maine DHHS, DOE, and DOL to be offered employment as a primary service option.
As a service provider, educator, advocate, or family member of individuals with disabilities, you may have heard individuals express concern about losing Social Security disability or MaineCare benefits if/when they work. Work and Benefits Navigator Training was developed specifically for individuals who support people with disabilities to help address these concerns.
Please share this training opportunity with your agency, colleagues, leadership, and any individuals who may be interested in learning:
– facts about working while receiving Social Security disability benefits,
– how to dispel myths about loss of disability benefits when working,
– resources available to help people with disabilities to find employment,
– how to help people with disabilities to make progress toward self-sufficiency.
FMI and to register, go to: www.mh-edu.org/wbnt!
Sessions will be held in:
Portland on Thursday, March 28
Augusta on Wednesday, April 10
Waterville on Thursday, May 23
Registration is free for DHHS employees and $25 for all others. We hope to see you in the spring!