SSI Benefits Seminar at Lions Center for the Blind in Oakland

If you are blind or visually impaired, it is possible for you to work and continue receiving your disability benefits. Please join the
Lions Center for the Blind and representatives from the Social Security Administration for a benefits seminar as
we address questions such as:


  • How does SSI and SSDI work?
  • What is a Trial Work Period, SGA or Extended Period of Eligibility?
  • Can you keep your health Insurance benefit while you are working?
  • How are your SSI/SSDI benefits affected if you’re employed?
  • and many more.

Topics to be covered include Social Security’s “Ticket to Work” and other work incentive programs such as Impairment-Related
Work Expenses (IRWE), Blind Work Expenses (BWE), Plan for Achieving Self
Support (PASS) and Property Essential to Self Support (PESS), as well as
eligibility factors for entitlement, and the application and appeals process. Even if you don’t meet the criteria for legal blindness, you may still qualify for benefits if you have a visual impairment that prevents you from working. This seminar may provide you information to help you succeed on the job.

Date: Monday, August 22, 2011

Time: 10:00am -12:00pm

Location: Lions Center for the Blind

2115 Broadway

Oakland, CA 94612

Please RSVP via email to
or by phone at 510-450-1580 x238.

Deadline to RSVP is August 15, 2011.

Time will be allotted for questions and answers at the end of the session.