Resources

WORKING Newsletters

  • Obtaining Assistive Technology to Achieve Integrated Employment   PDF  (3,654 KB)  |   HTML  (65 KB)
  • Medicare and Individuals with Disabilities:   PDF  (872 KB)  |   HTML  (55 KB)
  • BOND Participants Can Work and Keep Some Social Security Benefits:   PDF  (1389 KB)  |   HTML  (75 KB)
  • Medicaid Buy-In for Working People with Disabilities (MBI-WPD):   PDF (713 KB)   |  TEXT  (34 KB)
  • Medicaid Buy-In for Working People with Disabilities (MBI-WPD) - Update 2012:   PDF (605 KB)   |  HTML  (58 KB)
  • Plan for Achieving Self Support (PASS):  PDF  (950 KB)  |  TEXT  (33 KB)
  • Plan for Achieving Self Support (PASS) - Update 2012:  PDF  (1,521 KB)  |  HTML  (65 KB)
  • Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) & Work:  PDF (797 KB)  |   TEXT (37 KB)
  • Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) & Work - Update 2012:  PDF (756 KB)  |   HTML (57 KB)
  • Supplemental Security Income and Work:  PDF (1,214 KB)  |   TEXT (45 KB)
  • Supplemental Security Income and Work - Update 2012:  PDF (638 KB)  |   HTML (147 KB)
  • Special SSDI and SSI Rules For Working Individuals
    With Statutory Blindness:  PDF (1,204 KB)   |  TEXT  (38 KB)
  • SSDI, Substantial Gainful Activity and the Work CDR:   PDF (1,041 KB)   |  (HTML)  (54 KB)
  • Strategies for Financial Stability for Individuals with Disabilities   PDF  (1,108 KB)   |   HTML  (62 KB)

Policy to Practice Briefs

  • Self-Employment and the Benefits Planning Proccess   PDF  (936 KB)  |   HTML  (70 KB)
  • Expedited Reinstatement of Social Security or SSDI Disability Benefits   PDF  (725 KB)  |   HTML  (385 KB)
  • The Federal Earned Income Tax Credit   PDF  (582 KB)  |   HTML  (74 KB)
  • Representative Payment & Return to Work Effort   PDF (592 KB)  |   HTML (89 KB)
  • Work Incentives and Assistive Technology   PDF  (719 KB)  |   TEXT  (106 KB)
  • Schools and the Ticket to Work:  PDF  (661 KB)  |  TEXT (57 KB)
  • Plan for Achieving Self-Support (PASS):  PDF  (778 KB)  |  TEXT  (120 KB)
  • The Medicaid Buy-In For Working People With Disabilities:  PDF (609 KB)  |   TEXT (57 KB)
  • Social Security Disability Insurance, Medicare And Work:  PDF (645 KB)  |   TEXT (62 KB)
  • The "New" Ticket to Work and Self-Sufficiency Program:  PDF (779 KB)  |   TEXT (99 KB)
  • Enhancing the Peer Support Model:  PDF  (592 KB)  |  TEXT  (61 KB)
  • Overpayments and the Return to Work:  PDF (623 KB)  |  TEXT (60 KB)
  • Supplemental Security Income, Medicaid and Work:  PDF (713 KB)  |   TEXT  (65 KB)

Demonstration Reports

  • State Vocational Rehabilitation Agencies Adopt Customized Wage & Self-Employment   PDF (43 KB)   |   HTML (4 KB)
  • Customized Employment Through NYMWP Report on Demonstration Projects   PDF (385 KB)   |   TEXT (39 KB)
  • Report on Demonstration Projects: PDF (391 KB)  |   TEXT (39 KB)
  • Report on Peer Employment Support Model PDF (683 KB)  |   TEXT (147 KB)
  • A 'Primer' on The StartUP New York 4-Phase Entrepreneurship Model: PDF (460 KB)  |  TEXT (23 KB)
  • Employer Practice  - An Analysis of the Disability Is Diversity Training Session PDF  (630 KB)   |   HTML  (70 KB)
  • Work Incentives Information Network  -  more...

    The Work Incentive Information Network (WIIN) is being built to create an informed and well educated network of professionals and peers throughout NYS who will be able to discuss and plan, in a meaningful and useful manner, work incentives and benefits planning for individuals with disabilities who are entering, or returning, to the work force. Accurate and customized information is critical to the decision to risk cash benefits and health care and begin the journey to independence through work. The goal of the WIIN is to ultimately increase the number of individuals with disabilities who choose work, reduce their dependence on public benefits, leave the roles completely or attain incomes above the poverty limit. Providing individuals with disabilities with information that will allow an educated, informed choice about work and providing assistance to take the "next step" is the goal of each benefits specialist.

    The Work Incentive Information Network (WIIN) is being built to create an informed and well educated network of professionals and peers throughout NYS who will be able to discuss and plan, in a meaningful and useful manner, work incentives and benefits planning for individuals with disabilities who are entering, or returning, to the work force. Accurate and customized information is critical to the decision to risk cash benefits and health care and begin the journey to independence through work. The goal of the WIIN is to ultimately increase the number of individuals with disabilities who choose work, reduce their dependence on public benefits, leave the roles completely or attain incomes above the poverty limit. Providing individuals with disabilities with information that will allow an educated, informed choice about work and providing assistance to take the "next step" is the goal of each benefits specialist.

    The WIIN is a statewide effort. Core training and WIIN seminars are presented at locations across the state to allow for building resources in all locations; both rural and urban. To date, the WIIN has added some 140 fully trained benefits planners and has provided basic training seminars to 280 information and referral personnel. As the WIIN continues to expand there will be a cadre of some 500 benefits planners and full state access for individuals with disabilities should be achieved.

    Image Pyramid

    Based upon our "pyramid" model, individuals with disabilities who begin to question whether work is the right choice will receive basic information (level III) and, if necessary, referral "up the pyramid" for short term intervention (level II) and/or full benefits planning and follow up (level III) to support the individual's work goal.

    Currently benefits planning and information and referral services are located in the following areas of NYS. We continue to endeavor to make services available in every neighborhood in the state.

    For more Information Please contact:
    Raymond Cebula
    Director of Training & Technical Assistance
    Employment & Disability Institute
    ILR School
    Ithaca, NY 14853
    (617) 312-3261
    rac79@cornell.edu

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  • Impact: Asset Accumulation and Financial Literacy   PDF (117 KB)   |   HTML (11 KB)
  • Impact: Customized Employment   PDF (115 KB)   |   HTML (9 KB)
  • Impact: Inclusive Entrepreneurship   PDF (114 KB)   |   HTML (9 KB)

NYMWP Annual Summit, September 14-15, 2010

Summit Program   PDF  (1,231 KB)  |  HTML (24 KB)  more...

September 14, 2010

  • Transcript:
    Summit Transcript (Day 1)   HTML  (606 KB)  |  RTF (612 KB)
  • State Scorecard Panel:
    William Carpenter Presentation on OASAS Scorecard   PDF  (1,355 KB)  |   HTML  (19 KB)
    Elaine Kost Presentation on DOL Scorecard   PDF  (217 KB)  |   HTML  (18 KB)
  • Mapping the Journey Panel:
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  • Customized Employment Topical Training Session:
    Nicole LaCorte-Klein Presentation on Customized Employment   PDF  (1,392 KB)  |   HTML  (132 KB)
  • Entrepreneurship Topical Training Session:
    Gary Shaheen Presentation on Inclusive Entrepreneurship   PDF  (496 KB)  |   HTML  (61 KB)

September 15, 2010

  • Transcript:
    Summit Transcript (Day 2)   HTML  (525 KB)  |  RTF (531 KB)
  • Economic Empowerment Topical Training Session:
    Elizabeth Jennings Economic Empowerment Presentation   PDF  (712 KB)  |   HTML  (127 KB)
  • Work Incentives Topical Training Session:
    Ed Lopez Presentation on Work Incentives   PDF  (396 KB)  |   HTML  (34 KB)
    Ray Cebula Presentation on Work Incentives   PDF  (235 KB)  |   HTML  (26 KB)
  • No Wrong Door to Employment:
    John Allen & Mary Kelly Presentation on No Wrong Door   PDF  (2,611 KB)  |   HTML  (68 KB)

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Research

Resources to Inform Effective Policy

  • Assessing the Effectiveness of New York State Mediation Programs for People with Disabilities: Recommendations for Improvements PDF (361 KB)   |   HTML (111 KB)
  • Affirmative Action for People with Disabilities in New York State: Analysis and Recommendations
    PDF (629 KB)   |   HTML (121 KB)
  • Disability & Employment Law in New York State: Analysis & Recommendations    PDF (436 KB)   |   HTML (146 KB)
  • Building a Cross-Disability Peer Employment Support Model    PDF (676 KB)   |   HTML (177 KB)
  • Transforming NYS Affirmative Businesses into...What??   PDF (188 KB)   |   HTML (22 KB)
  • Improving Self-Employment Outcomes for People with Disabilities   PDF (186 KB)   |   HTML (20 KB)
  • Data Integration for the Purpose of Tracking Employment Outcomes of People with Disabilities in New York State:   PDF (378 KB)  |  HTML (147 KB)
  • New York State Disability and Employment Status Report 2009  PDF (638 KB)   |  HTML (169 KB)
  • See how counties in New York compare on various indicators, including disability prevalence, employment rate, educational attainment, health access, and transportation access.
  • Report on Policy and Programmatic Recommendations to Address the Systemic Barriers to Employment of People with Psychiatric Disabilities in New York State:  PDF  (1056 KB)  |   HTML (397 KB)
  • Expanding Utilization of the Medicaid Buy-In for Working People with Disabilities in New York State:
    PDF  (672 KB)  |  TEXT (19 KB)
  • New York Regional Disability Population Overview Reports
    • Bronx:   PDF (694 KB)  |   TEXT (10 KB)
    • Central and Northern WIPA:   PDF (663 KB)   |  TEXT  (10 KB)
    • Downstate New York:   PDF (666 KB)   |  TEXT (10 KB)
    • Kings and Queens:   PDF (666 KB)   |  TEXT (10 KB)
    • Long Island:   PDF (660 KB)   |  TEXT (9 KB)
    • New York: Richmond:   PDF (662 KB)   |  TEXT (10 KB)
    • Western New York:   PDF (664 KB)   |  TEXT (10 KB)
    • New York State:   PDF (670 KB)   |  TEXT (9 KB)
    • Native Americans:   PDF (665 KB)   |  TEXT (9 KB)
  • The Entrepreneurship Partners Dialogue Meeting - 2010   PDF (208 KB)  |   HTML (94 KB)
  • The Entrepreneurship Partners Dialogue Meeting - 2009   PDF (194 KB)  |   HTML (76 KB)
  • Lessons Learned from the New York Disability Program Navigator Project   PDF (248 KB)  |   HTML (83 KB)
  • Transportation For People With Disabilities in New York State   PDF (503 KB)  |   HTML (141 KB)
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