March 21, 2019 @ 9:00AM — 3:30PM
What's New in Medicaid, DDD Services, ISC Changes and More!
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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