Benefits, Work Incentives and Economic Empowerment
ILRCSF has staff members who focus on Economic Empowerment. They provide information, support and advocacy regarding benefits and eligibility, work incentive programs, emergency rental assistance programs, and a number of topics related to developing and maintaining economic independence and empowerment.
Economic Empowerment staff work one-to-one with many consumers on specific topics and goals. They also lead two different types of group workshops every week:
- Basic Benefits Overview
- How Employment Affects your Benefits – for those on SSDI &/or SSI
For most consumers, attending a group workshop is the best way to begin working with ILRCSF’s Economic Empowerment staff.
All workshops are on Thursdays at 9:30am. However, only one topic – basic benefits or employment — is covered each Thursday. Please attend the workshop that best suits you.
If you need information about applying for SSDI, SSI, Medi-Cal or other benefits, come to the Basic Benefits Overview workshop.
If, on the other hand, you already receive SSDI or SSI and are considering going to work, come to the workshop called How Employment Affects Your Benefits. At this Employment Workshop you will learn how to use work incentives to keep some of your benefits as you transition into a job, as well as how to use the PASS program, and Ticket to Work.
Ask about our special frequent guest speakers on Economic Empowerment and Financial Management
For Workshop and Guest Speaker Schedule Please Call (415) 543-6222
NOTE: ILRCSF is wheelchair accessible and provides reasonable accommodations upon advanced request. In order to be fully accessible to all people with disabilities, ours is a scent-free office. When visiting ILRCSF, please do not wear any scented products, including perfumes, aftershave, hairspray, etc.