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Social Security Releases Employment Summary Final Report

On June 12-13, 2019, Social Security hosted a two-day Employment Summit at Social Security headquarters in Woodlawn, Maryland. The Summit engaged employment experts from Employment Networks, state Vocational Rehabilitation agencies, and other federal partners in a discussion about effective strategies that support successful employment programs and outcomes for adult Social Security beneficiaries with disabilities. Social Security released a final report from the meeting on March 12, 2020. Among its many themes, the report addressed the importance of benefits counseling.

“Attendees agreed on the importance of benefits counseling throughout the entire relationship with the client. SSA will continue to build training capacity for ENs and VRs to receive free benefits counseling training through its Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) training program.”

The complete final report can be found here.