Findings from a Study of the SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access, and Recovery (SOAR) Initiative. Appendix B: Stepping Stones to Recovery, Pre-Post Test

12/15/2009

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Pre-Test
Pre-Test Questions
Answer the questions below to the best of your ability.
The answers will be provided to you at the end of the training session.
Circle One
1.  For both SSI and SSDI, the date of eligibility is determined in the same way. T
(1)
F
(0)
Don't Know/
Not Sure
(9)
2.  Non-medical information and medical information are determined at about the same time by the same reviewers. T
(1)
F
(0)
Don't Know/
Not Sure
(9)
3.  Working on benefits with someone can be a tool in effective engagement. T
(1)
F
(0)
Don't Know/
Not Sure
(9)
4.  Living arrangement affects the benefit amount for SSI, but not for SSDI. T
(1)
F
(0)
Don't Know/
Not Sure
(9)
5.  The new electronic application process means that SSA refuses to accept paper applications. T
(1)
F
(0)
Don't Know/
Not Sure
(9)
6.  If you become the applicant's representative using SSA-1696 form during the application process, you will also become the applicant's representative payee when he/she is approved for SSI or SSDI. T
(1)
F
(0)
Don't Know/
Not Sure
(9)
7.  In the sequential evaluation, an individual can be approved for benefits at one of two steps in the process. T
(1)
F
(0)
Don't Know/
Not Sure
(9)
8.  If an applicant is currently using alcohol or drugs, or has a recent history of substance use, he/she can still be eligible for SSI or SSDI. T
(1)
F
(0)
Don't Know/
Not Sure
(9)
9.  Evaluations done in most treatment programs clearly address the criteria needed to document an individual's disability. T
(1)
F
(0)
Don't Know/
Not Sure
(9)
10.  A case manager can submit, as medical evidence, a medical summary report detailing an applicant's personal, physical, and mental health history and day-to-day functioning as long as it is co-signed by a physician or psychologist. T
(1)
F
(0)
Don't Know/
Not Sure
(9)
11.  SSI and SSDI recipients will lose their benefits and health insurance within six months if they go to work. T
(1)
F
(0)
Don't Know/
Not Sure
(9)
12.  All States have supplemental Medicaid programs that can help individuals pay for Medicare premiums, deductibles, and co-pays depending on a person's income. T
(1)
F
(0)
Don't Know/
Not Sure
(9)

 

 

Post-Test
Post-Test Questions
Answer the questions below to the best of your ability.
The answers will be provided to you at the end of the training session.
Circle One
1.  For both SSI and SSDI, the date of eligibility is determined in the same way. T
(1)
F
(0)
Don't Know/
Not Sure
(9)
2.  Non-medical information and medical information are determined at about the same time by the same reviewers. T
(1)
F
(0)
Don't Know/
Not Sure
(9)
3.  Working on benefits with someone can be a tool in effective engagement. T
(1)
F
(0)
Don't Know/
Not Sure
(9)
4.  Living arrangement affects the benefit amount for SSI, but not for SSDI. T
(1)
F
(0)
Don't Know/
Not Sure
(9)
5.  The new electronic application process means that SSA refuses to accept paper applications. T
(1)
F
(0)
Don't Know/
Not Sure
(9)
6.  If you become the applicant's representative using SSA-1696 form during the application process, you will also become the applicant's representative payee when he/she is approved for SSI or SSDI. T
(1)
F
(0)
Don't Know/
Not Sure
(9)
7.  In the sequential evaluation, an individual can be approved for benefits at one of two steps in the process. T
(1)
F
(0)
Don't Know/
Not Sure
(9)
8.  If an applicant is currently using alcohol or drugs, or has a recent history of substance use, he/she can still be eligible for SSI or SSDI. T
(1)
F
(0)
Don't Know/
Not Sure
(9)
9.  Evaluations done in most treatment programs clearly address the criteria needed to document an individual's disability. T
(1)
F
(0)
Don't Know/
Not Sure
(9)
10.  A case manager can submit, as medical evidence, a medical summary report detailing an applicant's personal, physical, and mental health history and day-to-day functioning as long as it is co-signed by a physician or psychologist. T
(1)
F
(0)
Don't Know/
Not Sure
(9)
11.  SSI and SSDI recipients will lose their benefits and health insurance within six months if they go to work. T
(1)
F
(0)
Don't Know/
Not Sure
(9)
12.  All States have supplemental Medicaid programs that can help individuals pay for Medicare premiums, deductibles, and co-pays depending on a person's income. T
(1)
F
(0)
Don't Know/
Not Sure
(9)

 

 

Pre-Test and Post-Test Answers
Questions & Answers
The answers are explained after each question.
Answer
1.  For both SSI and SSDI, the date of eligibility is determined in the same way.
Explanation: Eligibility is determined a bit differently for each. SSDI based on date of onset; SSI based on protective filing date.
  F
(0)
2.  Non-medical information and medical information are determined at about the same time by the same reviewers.
Explanation: Non-medical SSA and medical DDS, generally sequentially and by different staff.
  F
(0)
3.  Working on benefits with someone can be a tool in effective engagement.
Explanation: Engaging around meeting basic needs is critical to establish a trusting relationship and often leads to improved trust of mental health system and more likely involvement in treatment.
T
(1)
 
4.  Living arrangement affects the benefit amount for SSI, but not for SSDI.
Explanation: SSDI has no living arrangement criteria.
T
(1)
 
5.  The new electronic application process means that SSA refuses to accept paper applications.
Explanation: Although some SSA offices are telling folks they won't take paper applications, this is not part of the change.
  F
(0)
6.  If you become the applicant's representative using SSA-1696 form during the application process, you will also become the applicant's representative payee when he/she is approved for SSI or SSDI.
Explanation: Becoming the representative has to do with involvement in the application process; this does not involve being the representative payee.
  F
(0)
7.  In the sequential evaluation, an individual can be approved for benefits at one of two steps in the process.
Explanation: At step 3, a person can be found eligible based on the listings. At step 5, a person can be found eligible based on an evaluation of residual functional capacity.
T
(1)
 
8.  If an applicant is currently using alcohol or drugs, or has a recent history of substance use, he/she can still be eligible for SSI or SSDI.
Explanation: To be found eligible, the person must have a disability based on another impairment. However, the existence of co-occurring disorders may mean eligibility.
T
(1)
 
9.  Evaluations done in most treatment programs clearly address the criteria needed to document an individual's disability.
Explanation: Treatment evaluations tend to be different than evaluations for SSI/SSDI purposes, largely because the focus is not on impact of illness on functioning and ability to work, but rather, it is on symptoms and treatment needs.
  F
(0)
10.  A case manager can submit, as medical evidence, a medical summary report detailing an applicant's personal, physical, and mental health history and day-to-day functioning as long as it is co-signed by a physician or psychologist.
Explanation: This is called, in this curriculum, a medical summary report and can be highly successful in addressing all needed criteria for eligibility.
T
(1)
 
11.  SSI and SSDI recipients will lose their benefits and health insurance within six months if they go to work.
Explanation: Each of these programs has work incentives that allow some continuation of benefits and insurance.
  F
(0)
12.  All States have supplemental Medicaid programs that can help individuals pay for Medicare premiums, deductibles, and co-pays depending on a person's income.
Explanation: These programs are called QMB, SLMB, and Q1-1 and cover a variety of Medicare-related costs, depending on income and resources.
T
(1)
 

 

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