Transition to Adulthood - Finance and Benefits
Questions Your Child Will Want You to Ask:Are you helping me to learn to take control of my money and manage my services and supports? Would a limited or joint bank account, automatic bill pay or a debit card help me learn money management skills? What support or financial assistance is available for me as I become an adult? Will I be able to earn an income? Who will pay for my services and supports when I no longer in school? If applying for SSI at age 18, do I need a representative payee? Will your health insurance cover me into adulthood? If not, how will I get health insurance? Do I qualify for Medicaid or Medicare? Do I have a supplemental needs trust? If I want to go to college, are you helping me to find scholarships or other funding sources? Can Vocational rehabilitation help prepare me for college or a career?
Social Security Administration www.socialsecurity.gov/
Medicaid application and forms http://www.ct.gov/dss/
Connect Ability Department of Rehabilitation Services Benefits Counseling http://www.ct.gov/connect-ability/cwp/view.asp?a=4472&q=524302&connect_abilityNav=|
FAQs for Social Security Beneficiaries who have a Payee http://www.ssa.gov/payee/faqbene.htm
Federal Student Aid https://studentaid.ed.gov/eligibility/intellectual-disabilities
Department of Rehabilitation Services http://www.ct.gov/brs/site/default.asp