National Guardianship Association, Inc.
174 Crestview Drive, Bellefonte, PA 16823-8516
Toll Free: 877-326-5992
About the Public Benefits Course

NGA’s Benefits Webinar focuses on the benefits received by many people under guardianship.

Guardians have many responsibilities, including:

  • determining if the person under guardianship is eligible for benefits
  • applying for and managing benefits
  • maintaining ongoing benefits
  • assisting clients with applications

The Public Benefits Course will:

  • outline the guardian’s responsibilities regarding benefits for people under guardianship
  • describe the differences between Medicare and Medicaid
  • explain Medicaid benefits and types of coverage
  • differentiate between the three general categories of Social Security benefits and the qualification criteria for each program
  • review the different types of benefits available through the Veteran’s Administration system
  • summarize the application process for each benefit class

This webinar is not currently available in a live format, but it is available as a recorded webinar. The course was led by Lauren Sherman, NMG. Lauren is the Chief Operating Officer and an Expert Lifecare Manager for Lifecare Innovations, Inc. in Illinois. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and is one of only six people in Illinois who holds the National Master Guardian distinction from the Center for Guardianship Certification. She is also a member of NGA.

Continuing Education Credits:

This recorded webinar is eligible for one hour of continuing education credit from the Center for Guardianship Certification.

Webinar Rate

Members $55; Non-Members $80

Rates are the same for the live and recorded webinars. Discounted rates apply only to current NGA members. Membership in a state association does not qualify for NGA member rate and only the primary contact for an organizational membership qualifies.

How do Recorded Webinars Work?
  1. Complete a printable or online order form for the webinar of your choice.
  2. Via email, you will receive a link that will be live for two weeks with purchase of the series, or one week with purchase of a single module. Click the link and take the course. Please allow 7 business days for processing of orders with study materials and 2 business days for orders with recording only.
  3. Follow the instructions in your email to verify your participation and receive a certificate of attendance.

Please order a recorded webinar only when you have time to view it. Once the link is sent to you, you have only one week (single module) to view it before the link is closed. We cannot accommodate extensions for recorded webinars.