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5 Things That Are Harder Than Registering To Vote, Featuring President Obama

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Ticket to Work Virtual Job Fair on August 24th

An email from Social Security

Attend the Ticket to Work Virtual Job Fair August 24, 2016

The Ticket to Work program will host its next online Virtual Job Fair on August 24, 2016, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET.

This job fair is a national event, sponsored by Social Security, and participating employers will have jobs throughout the United States. The event will connect job seekers to companies that work with the government. These companies have job openings for persons with many different skill and experience levels. They are particularly interested in hiring qualified people with disabilities.

Register for the Job Fair!

At the job fair, participants can communicate with job recruiters online in chat forums and by using one-on-one messages. They can also visit virtual resource booths to ask questions about job accommodations, Social Security work incentives, and legal issues that can create barriers to work for people with disabilities.

You should register if:

  • You are a Ticket to Work participant
  • You are using your Ticket to get services from an approved Employment Network (EN) or your state Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) agency
  • You are ready to work

How to register:

Once we verify your eligibility to participate, we will confirm your registration. Remember, even if you have participated in a past Virtual Job Fair, you still need to sign a new consent form and register.

Not sure if you are a Ticket to Work participant or are using your ticket? Need help finding an EN or state VR agency?

Call the Ticket to Work Help Line at 1-866-968-7842 (voice) or 1-866-833-296 (TTY). Agents are available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET.

Assistive Technology

The Virtual Job Fair environment will be screen-reader friendly.

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FEMA Warns of Disaster Related Fraud

FEMA News Release: Beware of Disaster Related Fraud, June 28, 2016 (pdf) Read More > FEMA Warns of Disaster Related Fraud

Resources for People with Disabilties in Flood Areas

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Resources for Flood Victims

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Lead Center’s Leading to Employment Information Brief

Lead Center's Leading to Employment Information Brief: Funding for Assistive Technology: Transitoning from Secondary School to VR And Work, May 2016 (pdf) Read More > Lead Center’s Leading to Employment Information Brief

Summer Travel Tips from NARIC

Summer Travel Tips from the National Rehabilitation Services Center (NARIC)(naricspotlight.wordpress.com).

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WV Medicaid Seeks Public Comment

The WV Bureau for Medical Services (BMS), Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) is seeking public comment for the Second Version of the WV Waiver State-wide Transition Plan for Integrated Settings (wv.gov, link removed). WV BMS HCBS Request for Public Comment Flyer (PDF) Read More > WV Medicaid Seeks Public Comment

RYPAS Board Application

From an email from Ann McDaniel from WVSILC

We are looking for people to apply to fill a vacancy on the RYPAS Board. It must be a person with a disability – and personal experience with personal assistance services is preferred. The board meets monthly usually on the first Tuesday of the month (the day before SILC meetings and SILC Executive Committee meetings). The board reviews applications, funding, and makes policy decisions for the program. The application is attached. Please share with anyone you think might be a good fit to serve on the board. Thank you! Ann Watts McDaniel, Executive Director West Virginia Statewide Independent Living Council PO Box 625 5010 C Fairlawn Avenue Institute, WV 25112-0625 304-766-4624 Voice & TTY
RYPAS Board Appliation (DOCX) Read More > RYPAS Board Application

National Work Incentives Seminar Event (WISE) Webinar

From the Social Security Administration:

National Work Incentives Seminar Event (WISE) Webinar
Ticket to Work: Free Employment Support for Young Adults with a Disability
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
3:00 - 4:30 PM ET

If you receive Social Security disability benefits (SSI or SSDI) and want to make more money through work, Ticket to Work can provide the support that you need!

The June 22, 2016, national WISE webinar will present information about Social Security programs and rules that may apply to you! Join the webinar to learn about Ticket to Work and Work Incentives, frequently asked questions and where to find more information. You will hear from Ticket to Work and Work Incentives experts about resources especially for young adults, including:

Register online at www.choosework.net/wise or call 1-866-968-7842 (V) or 1-866-833-2967 (TTY).

You will receive a registration confirmation message with instructions on how to log in to the webinar. Please be sure to check your spam folder. Registration information will also be available online the day of the webinar.

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