Making Employment Work Assessment 2021 by admin | Jun 25, 2021 Welcome to your Making Employment Work Assessment 2021. This assessment should be completed independently. However, you may use all materials provided in your training packet and the calculators available on the website. Scores will be emailed to you upon completion of the assessment. NOTE: Phone numbers should be entered using ten (10) digits, with no spaces or dashes (e.g., 4101234567). Name Your Title and Business or Organization Name Email Phone Number 1. How should concurrent beneficiaries (recipients of both SSI and Title II) report earnings?By entering paystub information into their mySocial Security Account online every monthJust once by using the Smart Phone AppJust once by using the Automated Phone System2. What actions can be taken to avoid overpayments?Reporting earnings each monthNotify SSA of changes and complete SSA821 when neededAll of the aboveMonitor assets to ensure that they do not exceed the limit for SSI3. You are a job coach that has been coaching a client who has been working for 1 year and receiving SSDI. Prior to beginning work a year ago your client received benefits counseling. Your client is offered a promotion and will be earning more money but will have accommodations made to the new position. Your client is afraid to take the position because of the increase in money and the concern about how it will impact his benefits. What should you do as a job coach?Tell your client that, if he's worried about his benefits, he should stop working.Tell your client that he will likely qualify for a second Trial Work Period and encourage him to accept the position.Explain to your client that he may qualify for a work incentive called a subsidy and help connect him with the benefits counselor again to determine the impact of the new position on his benefits so he can make an informed decision about the promotion.4. Bradley is receiving SSDI and is working at a church. He makes $1429 gross earnings each month. Bradley is also receiving 5 hours per week of job coaching which is paid for by DORS. The value of Bradley's job coaching supports amounts to $228 per month. Bradley has already ended his Trial Work Period (TWP). What work incentive can he claim based on the job coaching supports received?Extended Period of Eligibility (EPE)IRWESubsidy5. Individuals in need of Benefits Counseling can access the service through which of the following programs?DORS, WIPA, and Ticket to WorkWIPA, DORS, and the SSA HotlineTicket to Work, SSA Hotline, and local SSA field offices6. True or False...when someone assigns their ticket under the Ticket to Work program they receive full protection from losing or having benefit reduced because of work.TrueFalse7. What are the two goals of the Ticket to Work Program?Increase the number of beneficiaries entering the work force and Increase beneficiary dependence on cash benefits.Assist beneficiaries with reporting earnings and Reduce beneficiary dependency on cash benefits.Increase the number of beneficiaries entering the workforce and Reduce beneficiary dependency on cash benefits.8. What is the resource limit for Title II (SSDI, CDB, DWB) beneficiaries?$8,000$10,000There is no resource limit$2,0009. What is the current SSI resource limit for an individual?There is no resource limit$2,000$3,000$10,00010. You are an employment specialist and you are completing an intake for a new client who reports that they have SSDI and have not worked since starting to receive benefits. They tell you that although they want to try to work part-time they are nervous about what will happen to their SSDI and Medicare Benefits. What should you do as an employment specialist?Write a Benefits Analysis and begin job searching.Tell the client they should not work.Give them basic information about how work impacts benefits, begin job searching, and get them connected with a benefits counselor.11. After the Trial Work Period (TWP) ends, what work incentive protection is available to Title II beneficiaries, providing them a safety net to protect benefit entitlement?Blind Work ExpensesExtended Period of Eligibility (EPE)Expedited Reinstatement12. When participating in the Ticket to Work program, what two things does a beneficiary have to do to be protected from Medical Reviews?Reporting Earnings and Using a Job CoachAssign their Ticket and Make Timely ProgressBe Working and Reporting Earnings13. How long is the TWP?36 months that do not have to be consecutive9 months that do not have to be consecutive36 consecutive months9 consecutive months14. How long does the Extended Period of Eligibility (EPE) last?9 months that do not have to be consecutive36 consecutive months9 consecutive months36 months that do not have to be consecutive15. True or False, when determining the impact of earnings on a benefit, Social Security always considers gross earnings opposed to net earnings?FalseTrue16. Caden is open with DORS and receiving $841 in SSI and has no other source of income. He is offered a job earning $1,200 per month. Caden’s job coach tells him that his SSI payment will be reduced and he becomes very upset. How can he access a certified benefits counselor?Call SSAContact his DORS counselor and request benefits planning.Call his local WIPA project.17. What do Medicare Savings Programs (MSP) provide?Financial Assistance with premiums and other out-of-pocket Medicare costsExtended Medicare coverage for working individualsMedicaid18. What does Medicare Part B cover?HospitalizationDoctor AppointmentsPrescription Medications19. How much is the General Income Exclusion?$733$85$20$6520. How much is the Earned Income Exclusion?$85$733$20$6521. When a Title II recipient returns to work for the first time with earnings above the current benchmark, they have available to them what work incentive which guarantees benefit payments regardless of the amount of earnings they have?Extended Period of EligibilityImpairment Related Work ExpensesTrial Work Period (TWP)22. How often should earnings be reported for Title II (SSDI, CDB, DWB) beneficiaries?AnnuallyThey do not need to be reportedMonthly23. You are a job developer and you have a client who lost her job. She receives SSDI, is within her Extended Period of Eligibility (EPE), and has been regularly reporting her earnings to Social Security. She is concerned about how to get her SSDI check back now that she is not working. As a job developer how do you help her?You tell her that she is not eligible to receive her benefit check again, even though she has stopped working.You tell her you can not help her and direct her to call Social Security.You help her contact Social Security to report that the job has ended so that her check can be returned to the full amount and then help her seek alternative employment.24. You are an employment specialist and you are completing an intake for a new client who reports that they have SSDI and have worked on and off for years since they have been receiving benefits but never reported to Social Security. They tell you that although they want to try to work, they are nervous about what will happen to their SSDI and Medicare Benefits. What should you do as an employment specialist?Immediately stop all job development services and tell the client they should contact Social Security.Help them to get connected with a benefits counselor right away to develop their work history and work incentive status and begin job development.Tell the client they should not work.25. The SSI program does not count certain types of assets or resources a recipients has. What is one of these SSI Resource Exclusions?ABLE AccountsStocksChecking Accounts26. Gregory is receiving $1000 per month in SSDI. He begins working in March 2022, earning $950 per month. Gregory will still receive his SSDI check.TrueFalse27. A beneficiary that is eligible for SSI and SSDI benefits would be eligible for what type of insurance(s)?MedicaidNone of the aboveMedicaid and MedicareMedicare28. How often should earnings be reported for SSI beneficiaries?WeeklyBi-monthlyBy the 6th day of every month29. Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is what type of benefit?Family ProgramNeeds-based benefitInsurance Program30. What type of benefit is provided to individuals with disabilities who are insured by workers' contributions to the Social Security trust fund?Title XVISocial Security Disability IncomeSupplemental Security Income31. EID applications get sent to:The local DSS officeSocial Security AdministrationDepartment of Human ServicesEligibility Determination Division32. A disabled adult child of a parent who has met insured status may receive what type of benefit?SSICDBDWBSSDI33. Patricia is entitled to CDB benefits. She begins working for the first time in January 2022 making $1300 gross earnings per month. What phase of work incentives is she in?Trial Work PeriodThere are no phases for CDB; those only apply to SSI.Extended Period of EligibilityGrace Period34. How often are Timely Progress Reviews conducted after ticket assignment?Every 12 monthsMonthlyEvery 6 months35. What is the resource limit for Employed Individuals with Disabilities (EID)?$8,000$2,000$10,000 for an individual; $15,000 for a married coupleNo resource limit36. What is the monthly Substantial Gainful Activity (SGA) level for individuals who are not blind?$841$970$1350$226037. What type of benefit is Social Security Disability Insurance?SurvivorRetirementTitle II DisabilityTitle XVI38. What two categories of income will SSA consider when determining a monthly SSI payment amount?Stipend Income and In-kind IncomeUnder the table income and Earned IncomeCountable Unearned Income and Countable Earned Income39. What happens if a beneficiary does not want to participate in the Ticket Program?What if a beneficiary does not want to participate in the Ticket program?Nothing, the program is optionalBenefits are terminatedBenefits are reducedBenefits are suspended40. What are the 2 ways the Ticket to Work Programs helps beneficiaries?Allows Beneficiaries to keep benefits and Provides No-Cost Employment ServicesProvide Medical Review Protections and Allows Beneficiaries to Keep benefitsProvides Medical Review Protections and Provides No-Cost Employment Support Services41. What type of health insurance is a beneficiary eligible for if they receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI)?Medicaid aka Medical AssistanceMedicare Part ABlue Cross Blue ShieldMedicare Part C42. What are expenses that are work related, necessitated by the worker’s disability, and paid for by the worker?Blind Work ExpensesWork ExpensePASS ExpensesImpairment Related Work Expenses (IRWE)43. What is Maryland’s Medicaid Program also known as?Medi-CalMedicareMedicare Savings ProgramMedical Assistance (MA)44. What does Medicare Part A cover?HospitalizationDoctor AppointmentsPrescription Medications45. A Title II recipient who loses their cash benefit because of earnings can continue to receive Medicare coverage for at least 7 years and 9 months because of what work protection?1619(b)Medicare Savings Program (MSP)Extended Period of Medicare Coverage (EPMC)46. What are the three most important components of a good PASS candidate?Clear work goal, desire to work off of benefits, has expenses needed to be paid for to reach the work goalSSI eligible only, desire to work off of benefits, clear work goalDesire to work off of benefits, unable to pay for housing costs, clear work goalExpenses needed to be paid for to reach work goal, unable to pay for housings costs, clear work goal47. Miranda is receiving $875 in SSDI and is working in a salon. She is making $1,299 gross earnings per month. Miranda pays $50 per month in medication co-payments to maintain her mental health. She also pays $75 per month in co-payments for psychiatrist and therapist visits. What work incentive will Miranda be able to claim based on the $125 of out-of-pocket expenses she incurs each month?SubsidyIRWEExpedited Reinstatement (EXR)BWE48. True or False, SSI and Title II recipients should contact Social Security as soon as they begin working to provide information about their employer, start date, pay, number of hours, and Employer Identification Number?TrueFalse49. Newman has $430 of SSDI (unearned Income) and $0 of earnings from work. Newman is not eligible for SSI.TrueFalse50. If an individual is over 65 years of age or disabled or blind and has limited income and resources what benefit may they be eligible for?Childhood Disability BenefitsSupplemental Security Income (SSI)Social Security Disability Income (SSDI)Please let us know any feedback you may have on this assessment. Thank you for completing the Making Employment Work Assessment. Your score will be sent to you via email for your records. Time is Up!