Supplemental WIPA Training Programs


WIPA NTDC Supplemental Training: Providing Effective Work Incentives Supports on Other Federal Benefits Web Course

Format: Web Course

Date(s): August 26 - September 23, 2019

Description:

We have designed this four-week web course to provide CWICs and community partners with enhanced information, strategies, and tools related to the following key federal benefits programs:

  • Housing Programs
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
  • Veterans Benefits
  • Unemployment Insurance
  • Worker’s Compensation and other Public Disability Benefits
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
  • Railroad Retirement Benefits


The web course builds on information provided on these federal programs in the WIPA Training Manual, and expands on several other federal benefits.  The primary objective is to equip CWICs and community partners with practical information and skills to effectively counsel and support beneficiaries on the array of benefits received and their dynamic interface, with an emphasis on the federal benefit programs that CWICs and community partners are most likely to encounter. For each of the benefit programs, web course lessons will include the following: a brief review of program eligibility and rules; the impact of work on these benefits; detailed descriptions of work incentive provisions; tips for verification; and providing individualized benefits counseling.


Course Requirements:

 

Each of the subject lessons contain one or more video presentations (or alternate format) and supplemental reading material. The course is largely self-directed and self-paced and we will grade it on a pass/fail basis. Each lesson has a short assessment. You must complete all course requirements by the last day of the course.

 

The course requirements include:

 

  • Achieving a score of 80% or higher on each of the lesson assessments (with 2 attempts provided); and 
  • Posting one question or comment to the discussion board by the last day of the course. 

 

 

 

Continuing Certification Credits (CCCs): If you are participating in the continuing certification process, we will record nine (9) CCCs in your myNTC account once the course ends and you have successfully completed the course requirements.

 

Extensions: We will only grant extensions for one week after the ending date of the course for participants who contact an instructor before the end date of the course.

 

Registration Information


Who should register for this training event?

 

 

 

This training is open to all fully or provisionally certified individuals who have completed Part I of the CWIC/Community Partner certification process.  WIPA Project Directors may participate regardless of certification status. Fully or provisionally certified POD counselors are also welcome to participate.


How do I register?

You must have a myNTC user account to register.  If you do not yet have one, please
create a myNTC account on our website.

 

Once you receive your myNTC login information via the email address you provided, log back into your myNTC account, and click on the Training Registrations section.  Then choose the Supplemental Training tab, and register for the Providing Effective Work Incentives Supports on Other Federal Benefits web course.

 

Space is limited so please register early!

Registration will remain open until 4:30pm Eastern Time on Thursday, August 15, 2019.  We will email confirmations of participation shortly thereafter.

 

If you have any questions regarding this training, please contact Julie Schall at jaschall@vcu.edu or 804-827-0741.

 

We look forward to your participation in this important training event!