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Benefits Planning Toolkit:


Level 2 training: Go deeper

Orientation to DB101

This course will provide you with more details about Disability Benefits 101, or DB101, a key tool to support you in helping people plan for benefits and work.

You will be introduced to DB101’s articles on benefits and work incentives; its quick, simple try-it tools; and its more in-depth benefits planning estimators. You will also explore how DB101 can be used with the people you support. See the level 2 learning objectives.

Who is this course for?
This course is designed for professionals who support people with disabilities in making informed choices about work, like special education teachers, case managers, vocational rehabilitation counselors and employment service providers.

Learning components:

  • “Orientation to DB101” e-learning (approximately 35 minutes)
    – Introduction (5 minutes)
    – Articles (10 minutes)
    – Try-it Tools (8 minutes)
    – Estimators (8 minutes)
  • Related resources, including the SSI scenario worksheet, Getting Started checklist, and School and work scenario worksheet (see below)

Course requirements
This course will take about 35 minutes to complete and requires the ability to view PDF documents and watch and listen to online videos (see below).


  • BP L2 DB101 Part1

    Part 1: Introduction

    An overview of DB101’s articles, tools and resources (5 minutes).

  • BP L2 DB101 Part2

    Part 2: Articles

    An in-depth look at the DB101’s informational articles (10 minutes).

  • BP L2 DB101 Part3

    Part 3: Try-It Tools

    Learn about DB101’s quick, simple calculators called Try-it tools (8 minutes).

  • BP L2 DB101 Part4

    Part 4: Estimators

    Explore Benefits Planning Estimators—the most robust tools on DB101 (8 minutes).

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