In this episode, Host Annette Hines welcomes guest Anna Maki, Director of Benefits Navigation at the Bobby Dodd Institute (BDI) in Atlanta, GA. She is a clinical counselor and benefits expert with a wealth of knowledge and experience in helping individuals and families with disabilities navigate the complex world of benefits and maximizing public and private resources. With a strong educational background and a track record of success, Anna developed the Benefits Navigation program and has positively impacted the lives of over 1,200 families. The BDI has a 70% success rate on initial Social Security Administration applications; 60% success rate at reconsideration, and 90+% success rate at hearings. Join Annette as she and Anna delve into the importance of benefits acquisition and learn about Anna’s work with the Social Security Administration’s work incentive planning and assistance program. Check out the BDI’s Facebook page where you’ll find Anna featured in reels answering questions about disability benefits.
The roadmaps the Benefits Navigation program at BDI creates for individuals and families for maximizing public and private resources are similar to those designed by Eric Jorgensen of True North Disability Planning. Check out our earlier episode with Eric: Resource Roadmaps from True North Disability Planning.
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Bobby Dodd Institute: https://bobbydodd.org/empowers/programs/benefits-navigation/