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Transition to Adulthood - Finance and Benefits

Transition to Adulthood - Finance & Benefits
Transition to Adulthood - Finance & 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?
Managing Money

Financial Assistance
Social Security Administration www.socialsecurity.gov/

Medicaid application and forms  http://www.ct.gov/dss/

Benefits Planning

Connect Ability Department of Rehabilitation Services Benefits Counseling  http://www.ct.gov/connect-ability/cwp/view.asp?a=4472&q=524302&connect_abilityNav=|

Representative Payee

FAQs for Social Security Beneficiaries who have a Payee  http://www.ssa.gov/payee/faqbene.htm
Scholarships

Vocational Rehabilitation
Department of Rehabilitation Services http://www.ct.gov/brs/site/default.asp