7th Annual Informational Seminar

March 21, 2019 @ 9:00AM — 3:30PM

What's New in Medicaid, DDD Services, ISC Changes and More!

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March 21, 2019

8:30 - 9:00 a.m. - Registration and Visit with Vendors

9:00 - 9:15 a.m. -Welcome and Overview of Options

Presented by Shirley Perez, Program Director

Mary Dixon and Megan Mutti, Ligas Family Advocates

9:15 - 10:30 a.m. -"SSI, SSDI, HFS: Understanding the Alphabet Soup of Government Benefits" Presented by Sherri Schneider, President of Family Benefit Solutions, Inc.

This presentation will explore the who, what, and when of the four major government benefits and how they change over a lifetime. A major focus will be on Medicaid: what it covers and why an individual with a disability will need this benefit, like oxygen, for their entire lifetime. Ending in a game of BENEFIT BINGO, you will not believe all you have learned.

10:30 - 11:00 a.m. - "Ligas Update"

Presented by Ronnie Cohn, Ligas Court Monitor

11:00 - 11:15 a.m. -"Update on What's Happening at DHS"

Presented by Kathy Ward, Interim DDD Director

11:15 - 11:30 - Break

11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. -"Families, Are You Confused with all the Changes Happening in Illinois?"

Presented by Brian Rubin, Attorney at Law

This presentation will focus on the Pre-Selection letters, ABLE, Special Needs Trust, ISC changes, PUNS categories changes...and so much more!

12:45 - 1:30 p.m. - Lunch

1:30 - 2:30 p.m. -"Meet Your Fiscal Agent and Learn What's New Including Electronic Verification!" Presented by Tasha Whiteside, Director of Illinois Operations, ACES$

2:30 - 3:00 p.m. - Wrap-Up -

Presented by Meg Cooch, Executive Director, The Arc of Illinois

3:00 - 3:30 p.m. - Visit with Vendors

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Event Location
Heritage Plaza Banquet Facility
1500 West 95th St.
The Bethune Room
Chicago, IL 60643
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