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Lupus and Disability
If your lupus symptoms become so severe that you are unable to work, you should consider filing for Social Security Disability benefits. This presentation covers what lupus patients need to know about their rights and the filing process.
Workplace Accommodation for Individuals with Lupus
People living with lupus may not know their rights in the workplace. This teleconference will address how to work with your employer to put together a plan to prioritize your health issues and determine the types of accommodation you may need at your place of work. Presented by Attorney R. Patrick White, LFA Georgia Chapter Board Chair
An Overview of Social Security Disability Benefits
The presentation will cover an overview of Social Security Disability, from how individuals become eligible for benefits to how to complete the filing process. The presentation will review additional considerations for women receiving Social Security, and how Social Security assists families. Presented by Andrew Salata, Public Affairs Specialist, Social Security Administration
Finances 101: Living with a Chronic Illness
Everyone should have a financial plan to protect themselves and their loved ones. Living with a chronic illness causes unique day-to-day and long-term financial challenges. The teleconference will empower and educate those living with a chronic illness, their loved ones and caretakers regarding ways to proactively organize their finances and strategically plan for their unpredictable circumstances. Presented by Shawn Arrington, President and CEO and Shanna Tedder, Financial Services Educator and Advisor, White Rhino Financial
Disability and Returning to the Workplace
Most people don’t know much about Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), even though it is part of the largest government benefit program in the United States. For people living with a chronic illness such as lupus, understanding SSDI and its impact on health, insurance, future employment, finances and retirement income is essential. We will explain how SSDI works, including program eligibility, ways to break through the current application backlog, and specific information for individuals with lupus. Additionally, we will share how the Ticket to Work program helps people who already have SSDI return to work, and explain why the employment outlook for people with disabilities is brighter than it has been in the past. Prese Jeff Woldanski, AVP of Job Placement Services at Allsup Employment Services, Inc. and Tai Venuti, MPH, Allsup Mgr. of Strategic Alliances