Employment and Benefits Related to Services focuses primarily on work incentive programs and the employment rights of persons with disabilities as provided under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Primary attention is given to workshop presentations and individual consumer meetings for those evaluating a return to the workforce in order that these individuals may better understand both the financial and health impact such a decision may have upon an individual and his/her benefits. Additional services include information about applying for disability and other benefits. ILRCSF also maintains an employment bulletin board with updated job postings, fairs and training opportunities. Take a look at our Back To Work Resource List.
- How Benefits are Affected when you go Back to Work
- Overpayments: What are they?
- Setting UP a Payment Plan
Basic Benefits/Work Incentives Workshop
On a monthly basis, ILRCSF holds a Basic Benefits/Work Incentives Workshop. Topics include applying for Social Security, Medi-Cal or other benefits, as well as work incentive issues, such as the PASS program, and how Social Security benefits and healthcare are affected by returning to work.
- Basic Benefits – provides an overview of several work incentive programs, as well as information about benefit programs (upon request)
- Returning to Work for People Receiving SSDI or a combination of SSDI & SSI – provides greater detail about work incentives/rules for people receiving SSDI benefits (includes the impact of work on medical and cash benefits)
People who arrive after 10:00am will not be admitted and will need to come to another workshop.
Economic Empowerment Workshops
Throughout the year, ILRCSF hosts Economic Empowerment workshops covering a wide variety of topics. These workshops focus on informing consumers about personal finance, job readiness/employment search strategies, continuing education, workplace rights and accommodations for people with disabilities etc. Specific topics are chosen by consumers, and are usually led by guest speakers with expertise in their specific topic. Past workshop leaders have included professionals from the world of banking and finance, the San Francisco Treasury, The California Department of Rehabilitation, Habitat for Humanity, EARN, and other groups and organizations. Workshop topics in recent months included Managing Your Personal Finances, Starting A Small Business, Repairing Bad Credit, and Employment Rights and Responsibilities for People with Disabilities. If you have an idea for a future workshop, fill out our suggestion form, or use the suggestion box in our lobby.
These workshops are in great demand, and often fill up. Advanced registration is required. Please call ILRCSF’s main number to find out about upcoming topics, and to register.
ILRCSF PUBLICATIONS FOCUSING ON BENEFITS:
All publications are free and available in our office.
To receive an electronic copy (PDF) send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
A QUICK AND EASY GUIDE TO SSI AND SSDI
Questions and answers re: SSI/SSDI benefits, definition of disability, how to apply, how to appeal, amounts received, IHSS (In Home Support Services), etc.
English, Spanish, Chinese
20 pages. (Revised 2007).
HELP AT HOME. A GUIDE TO IHSS
General information about In-Home Supportive Services
English, Spanish, Chinese.
HOW TO PREPARE TO YOUR OWN PASS MANUAL.
A self-help manual designed for consumers. Sections include basic questions and answers about Plan for Achieving Self Sufficiency (PASS). PASS forms for Social Security, and worksheets to assist in planning.
English only. (Revised 2005).
SERVICES FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES
A resource guide on basic San Francisco services available to people with disabilities. Services like assistance, employment, public benefits, rights, transportation and other information.
English, Spanish, Chinese. (Revised 2007).