Highlights options to enhance earning ability through use of work incentives and work support programs.
For People Who Receive Benefits
Social Security Disability Insurance, Supplemental Security Income and other programs.
Certified Benefits Counselors
Highly trained specialists located throughout the state. Locate a benefits counselor here.
Why Benefits Counseling?
People with disabilities who receive benefits may be fearful or have concerns about loss of income or access to health insurance when considering going to work, accepting a promotion, or increasing work hours. There are many underutilized programs that can protect or extend your benefits, and a well-prepared Benefits Summary and Analysis can uncover the options through an individualized approach.
When Should You Access Benefits Counseling?
You are encouraged to seek out benefits counseling anytime employment is being considered — in the early stages of thinking about work, when actively job searching, when a job offer has been extended, and when considering a promotion or an increase in hours. The service can be provided multiple times to respond to your employment plans and changes that arise.
Learn More About Benefits Counseling
COEF has the resources needed for you and your family members who want to learn more about this service — through on-line webinars or upon request community presentations. Service providers interested in becoming certified in benefits counseling can locate information about available options, training schedules, and reimbursement rates.