NCHV Announces Webinar on Connecting to Benefits

NCHV Announces Webinar on Connecting to Benefits

WASHINGTON, D.C. – August 4, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Homeless veteran service providers, especially HVRP grantees and SSVF grantees with employment personnel, recognize the critical connection between a viable income and housing stability. Homeless veterans may be rapidly connected to housing, but they are better able to stay in housing when they are earning a livable wage. While placement in competitive employment may be the ultimate goal, service providers can utilize benefits payments to help homeless veterans find stability while they are seeking and even after obtaining employment.

Join the TA Center on August 5 at 2:00 p.m. EDT for the webinar “Connection to Income: Benefits Payments through VA and SSA”. This webinar will help local community agencies better connect their homeless veteran consumers to benefits from both the VA and Social Security Administration. Experts will share strategies for engaging more substantially with your VSO and community partners and navigating the sometimes complicated connection between disability benefits and employment.

Participants in this webinar will learn how local VSOs can help rapidly connect homeless veterans to their benefits and services and how to incorporate SSA benefits acquisition efforts into programs serving veterans using the SOAR (SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access, and Recovery) model. This training will also outline Social Security disability criteria and how it differs from VA benefit criteria with guidance on how SSA and VA benefits impact one another.

All trainings are voluntary, but HVRP grantees and their partners are encouraged to participate.

REGISTRATION FOR THIS WEBINAR IS NOW CLOSED

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