Benefits Counseling

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How We Can Help:

  • Verify all benefits information.

  • Identify and connect with services or supports needed to overcome barriers to employment.

  • Understand how paid employment will affect all federal/state/local benefits.

  • Identify, use, and manage Social Security work incentives.

Contact Information:

Ticket to Work Helpline

1-866-968-7842 or 866-833-2967 (TTW)

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How We Can Help:

  • Square One Clubhouse is a vocational and psychiatric rehabilitation program for adults with mental illness.

  • Throughout the work ordered day, members learn skills useful in finding and maintaining employment within a supportive environment.

  • The Clubhouse offers transitional, supported and independent employment opportunities.

Contact Information:

Program Director: Melissa Steele Phone:

(717) 242-0478

Email: steelem1@csgonline.org or squareone@csgonline.org

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How We Can Help:

  • We provide high quality services and supports that maximize each individual's potential, opportunities, relationships, community involvement, and health and wellness.

  • We specialize in connecting our self-advocates with opportunities to be family-focused, self-determined, individualized, person-centered, and strength-based.

  • We optimize opportunities for community inclusion, growth, independence, and job readiness in all of our programs and services.

  • We offer Supported Employment Services (Career Assessment, Job Finding and Development, and Job Support) as well as Benefits Counseling.

  • We have three community day programs located in Bellefonte, Mount Union, and Hollidaysburg. We provide opportunities for long-term support from caring families within our lifesharing, respite, and residential programs.

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Referrals can be directed to Monica Miller, Regional Director, 570-225-5514

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How We Can Help:

  • A review of the comprehensive information gathered for the beneficiary

  • The Community Work Incentive Coordinator assesses the current and future impacts of employment and/or other changes on the person’s federal and state benefit programs in the context of the individual overall financial circumstances.

  • Includes development of a comprehensive written outline of possible options available to the individual and projected outcomes for each, as well as providing advisement to support an informed choice.

Contact Information:

Joy Smith 866-902-4333

joy.smith@ahedd.org

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