Disability Benefits 102

This workshop is designed to help individuals with disabilities reach a greater understanding of some of the different government benefits available. These benefits are discussed in detail in clear, concise language, including how to qualify for, and the differences between, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Medicaid, Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) and Medicare.

FD/MAS Alliance is a recipient of the Financial Advocacy in RARE Impact Grant sponsored by Global Genes. Thanks to this award, Disability Benefits 101 is made possible.

To register, submit questions, and help shape the program, please respond to this form. The form asks both content questions and demographic information. Answers will be confidential and disconnected from any individual respondent. None of the questions are required.


About the Speaker

Michael Beloff, CFP®, ChSNC® is a Wealth Advisor at Belvedere Wealth Partners. Inspired by his son with Autism, Michael has become a Chartered Special Needs Consultant (ChSNC®) with extensive training and continuing education on the complex topics and particular challenges of caring for a dependent with special needs, including the constant changes in federal and state laws. Michael’s expertise and ability to educate and empower has made him a noted speaker on the topic of special needs planning at both national and local venues including the National Autism Association, the Connecticut Down Syndrome Congress, the Autism Society of America, the US Autism Association and COPAA. He has also appeared on CNN and in various publications including Financial Advisor magazine.


Michael serves on a number of volunteer boards, including Abilis (where he also serves as Treasurer), an agency serving intellectually and developmentally disabled individuals in lower Fairfield county CT, the CT Governor’s Workforce Council DEI Committee, and the Advisory Board of the US Autism Association. A graduate of SUNY Albany and Columbia Law School, Michael lives in Stamford with his wife Deborah and son Ben.