Wise Webinar A Day Series
SSA, Work, COVID-19: what we know and what we don’t know with Ray Cebula
COVID-19 has changed the world. For those of us involved with SSA recipients receiving benefits based on disability, our change experiences necessarily involves our desire to provide current and correct information to our clients, whose worlds may be turning upside down. What do we know today? How will this be changed by the Stimulus Bill should one pass? How will Washington State agencies react to the COVID-19 crisis and to the Stimulus Bill? Finally, how do we best support our clients during this new world of the strange and unknown?
Learning Objectives (Info, tools, and skills attendees will receive):
- What SSA’s shut down work load looks like; essential vs. non-essential.
- What it means to receive “other cash benefits” as an SSI or SSDI recipient.
- What steps Washington State has taken to help our client population.
- What does the Stimulus Package mean to our clients and how will it impact their benefits.
- What you can do.
* Please note – there are no refunds for those that do not attend the scheduled webinar. If you do miss the webinar, we will provide you with a code to access the next webinar free.
Ray Cebula, Wise Associate
Raymond Adam Cebula, III, J.D. received his law degree from the Franklin Pierce Law Center (now the University of New Hampshire Law School) in 1982. He spent a total of 23 years working with legal services and protection and advocacy programs providing direct representation to disabled individuals having legal issues with the Social Security Administration. He became part of Cornell University’s WISC team in 2000, and began provding technical assistance to attorneys and legal advocates in the 16 states and territories associated with the WISC. In January of 2005, Ray was brought on staff at ILR’s Yang-Tan Institute on Employment & Disability where he now serves as the Program Director of ytiONLINE (Cornell’s Work Incentive Practitioner credentialing program). With the YTI he has provided training and technical assistance to Youth Transition Demonstration projects across the country, served as Director of Training and Technical Assistance for the New York Medicaid Infrastructure Grant and continues to serve as a team member for the Technical Assistance Team of the National Training Center of Virginia Commonwealth University providing technical assistance and training to SSA benefits planners in SSA Region 1.