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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.

                         Click here for more information

                                  ` Register for Webinar


2.  "Social Security Benefit Programs for Students

                         Under 22" Webinar

                              NEW  - contains four sessions

This webinar addresses the most common questions, concerns, and issues parents face as they struggle to understand Social Security programs.  The webinar also provides the core information needed by education and human service professionals, involved in providing transition services, to support students and their families. 

                            Click here for more information

                                  ` Register for Webinar


 3.  "Benefits and Employment in 2017" Workshops

                  May 1, 2017      Portland, OR

                  May 2, 2017      Salem, OR

                  May 3, 2017      Eugene, OR


                  June 5, 2017     Napa, CA

                  June 6, 2017     Sacramento, CA

                  June 7, 2017     Redding, CA

                  June 8, 2017     Eureka, CA

                  June 9, 2017     Rohnert Park, CA  (near Santa Rosa)

                                 Workshop description

                                 Workshop registration


 4.  The 2017 Edition of "The Guide" available soon.


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

  to SSDI and/or eligibility for SSI payments.  The 25th 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 2017 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 M.Ed., 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 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 2,700 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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