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               New Items of Importance 

 1. "Benefits and Employment in 2016" Webinar.  

                             Contains five Sessions          

 The five sessions contain the same material I present in live

  workshops.  The sessions explain how the benefit programs

  are organized and how income affects SSDI, CDB, SSI and the

  related medical benefits.

           Recorded Sessions - AVAILABLE IN early May

               [Click here for more information and registration]


 2.  "Benefits and Employment in 2016" Workshops


               May 17, 2016            Iowa City, IA

   FULL    May 18, 2016            Ankeny, IA  (Des Moines vicinity)

               May 19, 2016            Ankeny, IA  (Des Moines vicinity)


                          Workshop description

                          Workshop registration


 3.  The 2016 Edition of "The Guide" is now available.


    "The GUIDE" explains how income affects a person's entitlement

  to SSDI and/or eligibility for SSI payments.  The 24th edition of "The

  GUIDE" contains more examples, then all previous editions, to help

  users understand the application of work incentives.  Many people

  use "The GUIDE" as their desk-top reference to Social Security

  programs.   The 2016 versions of: "Managing Your

  SSDI Benefit and Income Handbook" and "Managing Your SSI

  Payment and Income Handbook" are also available.


[Click here for more information]  

[To order publications click here]



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    Michael Walling, is the owner of Benefits Training and Consulting.

    He provides workshops, internet-based training, and technical assistance

    throughout the United States.


    The focus of his work is the dissemination of information and the provision of

    technical assistance on public benefit programs received by individuals with



    He is committed to the belief people will work and pursue greater self-sufficiency

    when they understand how income affects their benefit programs.  Informed

    choice is one of the first steps to improving self-sufficiency and personal



                            Michael Walling, M.Ed., is nationally known for his knowledge of the Social Security

                            benefit programs and the associated medical benefits.  He is highly regarded for his

                            teaching skills in presenting this information, and relating the material to employment

                            for persons with disability.


                            He has conducted over 2,600 workshops throughout the United States since 1993 on

                            Social Security programs, Medicaid, and Medicare related to persons with disability

                            and employment. 


                            During his career, he has been a special education teacher, special education administrator,

                            director of a state licensed post-secondary vocational program for individuals with disability,

                            director of supported employment services, and director of special employment projects.




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