Becoming a Benefits Counselor

​Benefits counseling services are a very important part of ca​reer decision making for DORS consumers who receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and/or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). DORS recognizes that certified benefits counselors are skilled in helping these consumers determine the effect of working on their benefits and are knowledgeable about the work incentives available to beneficiaries.

Benefits Counselor Application Documents

DORS approves qualified benefits counselors to provide services to consumers through a fee-for-service model. To obtain approval as a benefits counseling vendor, applicants are required to have completed a training course before submitting the documents below.

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Help Stop Fraud in State Government

The Maryland General Assembly’s Office of Legislative Audits operates a toll-free fraud hotline to receive allegations of fraud and/or abuse of State government resources. Information reported to the hotline in the past has helped to eliminate certain fraudulent activities and protect State resources.

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