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 long is the TWP?36 months that do not have to be consecutive36 consecutive months9 consecutive months9 months that do not have to be consecutive2. If an individual loses his SSI cash benefit due to earned income, what work incentive can he use to retain Medicaid coverage?Student Earned Income Exclusion (SEIE)Plan for Achieving Self-Support (PASS)Impairment Related Work Expenses (IRWE)1619(B) Continued Medicaid Coverage3. 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?FalseTrue4. How often are Timely Progress Reviews conducted after ticket assignment?MonthlyEvery 12 monthsEvery 6 months5. Howard receives SSDI. He began working in June 2020 earning $990 gross per month and stopped working in November 2020. He then began working again in January 2021 earning $970 gross per month and continues working through the end of 2021. Howard ended his TWP in March 2021. When would Howard start his EPE?November 2020April 2021He has not started his EPE yet6. How long does the Extended Period of Eligibility (EPE) last?36 months that do not have to be consecutive9 months that do not have to be consecutive36 consecutive months9 consecutive months7. What are the agencies called that provide employment services through the Ticket to Work Program?Employment Networks (ENs)Vocational Rehabilitation ServicesWork Incentive Planning and Assistance ProgramsSupported Employment Programs8. A disabled adult child of a parent who has met insured status may receive what type of benefit?CDBSSIDWBSSDI9. Gregory is receiving $1000 per month in SSDI. He begins working in March 2021, earning $950 per month. Gregory will still receive his SSDI check.Gregory is receiving $1000 per month in SSDI. He begins working in March 2021 making $950 gross earnings per month and continues working until March 2022. When would Donald complete his Trial Work Period?TrueFalse10. When participating in the Ticket to Work program, what two things does a beneficiary have to do to be protected from Medical Reviews?Assign their Ticket and Make Timely ProgressReporting Earnings and Using a Job CoachBe Working and Reporting Earnings11. 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 Income12. 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?Expedited ReinstatementExtended Period of Eligibility (EPE)Blind Work Expenses13. What are the two goals of the Ticket to Work Program?Increase the number of beneficiaries entering the workforce and Reduce beneficiary dependency on cash benefits.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.14. Patricia is entitled to CDB benefits. She begins working for the first time in January 2021 making $1300 gross earnings per month. What phase of work incentives is she in?Trial Work PeriodGrace PeriodExtended Period of EligibilityThere are no phases for CDB; those only apply to SSI.15. EID applications get sent to:Eligibility Determination DivisionSocial Security AdministrationDepartment of Human ServicesThe local DSS office16. What type of benefit is provided to individuals with disabilities who are insured by workers' contributions to the Social Security trust fund?Supplemental Security IncomeTitle XVISocial Security Disability Income17. What is the monthly earnings benchmark amount which determines whether or not an individual will use a Trial Work Period month during the year 2021?$1,260$940$880$91018. A beneficiary that is eligible for SSI and SSDI benefits would be eligible for what type of insurance(s)?None of the aboveMedicaidMedicareMedicaid and Medicare19. Newman has $430 of SSDI (unearned Income) and $0 of earnings from work. Newman is not eligible for SSI.TrueFalse20. Drake receives SSDI. He works earning $1,400 gross per month and ends his Trial Work Period in September 2021. In October 2021, will he receive his SSDI check and why or why not?No, he would not receive his check because his earnings are above SGAYes, he would receive his check because he will start his EPEYes, he will receive his check because October would be his 1st Grace Period month.21. What is the monthly Substantial Gainful Activity (SGA) level for individuals who are not blind during the year 2021?$1180$1260$1310$108022. 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 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.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.23. True or False... the Grace Period allowed under the Title II benefit program lasts for 3 consecutive months?TrueFalse24. How should concurrent beneficiaries (recipients of both SSI and Title II) report earnings?Just once by using the Automated Phone SystemBy entering paystub information into their mySocial Security Account online every monthJust once by using the Smart Phone App25. A Title II beneficiary can use what Social Security form to report IRWEs and/or subsidies, provide SSA with information about past unreported earnings, and/or report a change in work activity?Work Activity Report (form SSA-821)Online Reporting ToolsSmart Phone App26. What is the definition of Blind Work Expenses (BWE)?Special circumstances that indicate a worker is not actually earning the full wages he or she is being paid.An expense incurred due to work and paid for by the individual who is blind.Expenses that are work related, necessitated by the disability of the worker, and paid for by the worker.27. True or False, when determining the impact of earnings on a benefit, Social Security always considers gross earnings opposed to net earnings?TrueFalse28. What are the three types of Title II disability benefits someone could receive?DWB, SSDI, SSISSI, DWB, CDBSSDI, CDB, DWBSSI, SSDI, CDB29. 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?Help them to get connected with a benefits counselor right away to develop their work history and work incentive status and begin job development.Immediately stop all job development services and tell the client they should contact Social Security.Tell the client they should not work.30. 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?Benefits are reducedNothing, the program is optionalBenefits are suspendedBenefits are terminated31. What is Maryland’s Medicaid Program also known as?Medical Assistance (MA)MedicareMedicare Savings ProgramMedi-Cal32. 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?Medicare Savings Program (MSP)1619(b)Extended Period of Medicare Coverage (EPMC)33. What are the three recommended options an SSI recipient could choose from to report earnings?mySocial Security Account, Mobile App, Automated Phone SystemSSI recipients do not need to reportMailing paystubs, Automated Phone System, Smart Phone AppOnline, Smart Phone App, Faxing paystubs to the local office34. Individuals in need of Benefits Counseling can access the service through which of the following programs?WIPA, DORS, and the SSA HotlineTicket to Work, SSA Hotline, and local SSA field officesDORS, WIPA, and Ticket to Work35. 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?Supplemental Security Income (SSI)Childhood Disability BenefitsSocial Security Disability Income (SSDI)36. 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.37. 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?BWEExpedited Reinstatement (EXR)IRWESubsidy38. How often should earnings be reported for Title II (SSDI, CDB, DWB) beneficiaries?AnnuallyThey do not need to be reportedMonthly39. What type of health insurance is a beneficiary eligible for if they receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI)?Medicare Part AMedicare Part CMedicaid aka Medical AssistanceBlue Cross Blue Shield40. What actions can be taken to avoid overpayments?Monitor assets to ensure that they do not exceed the limit for SSINotify SSA of changes and complete SSA821 when neededReporting earnings each monthAll of the above41. What are the 2 ways the Ticket to Work Programs helps beneficiaries?Provide Medical Review Protections and Allows Beneficiaries to Keep benefitsProvides Medical Review Protections and Provides No-Cost Employment Support ServicesAllows Beneficiaries to keep benefits and Provides No-Cost Employment Services42. What is the current SSI resource limit for an individual?$3,000$2,000$10,000There is no resource limit43. What type of benefit is Social Security Disability Insurance?RetirementSurvivorTitle XVITitle II Disability44. 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)IRWESubsidy45. What is the resource limit for Title II (SSDI, CDB, DWB) beneficiaries?There is no resource limit$2,000$8,000$10,00046. How often should earnings be reported for SSI beneficiaries?WeeklyBi-monthlyBy the 6th day of every month47. 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.FalseTrue48. What is the monthly Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Federal Benefit Rate for an individual during the year 2021?$794$783$1220$67449. 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 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.Tell your client that, if he's worried about his benefits, he should stop working.50. What is the resource limit for Employed Individuals with Disabilities (EID)?No resource limit$8,000$2,000$10,000 for an individual; $15,000 for a married couplePlease 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!