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SSA: Getting to Know the ABLE Act

Email from the Social Security Administration

Read our latest blog post, "Getting to Know the ABLE Act," at https://choosework.net/blog/2016-12-19-getting-to-know-the-able-act.

In this post, guest blogger Chris Rodriguez, Senior Public Policy Advisor at the National Disability Institute, gives an overview of the Stephen Beck Jr., Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act. This law recognizes the extra and significant costs of living with a disability and provides a savings tool to address them.

Mr. Rodriguez describes ABLE accounts, their use and eligibility requirements and suggests a resource for additional information.

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SSA: Help for Young People Considering Their Future

The Social Security Administration has put out a series of blog posts called, 'Help for Young People Considering Their Future.'

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Low Cost, Low Tech: Be safe and Independent in your own home.

From WV Assistive Technology System (WVATS) Low Cost, Low Tech: Be safe and Independent in your own home. (PDF) All items are under $20 and make great gifts! Read More > Low Cost, Low Tech: Be safe and Independent in your own home.

National Work Incentives Seminar Event (WISE) Webinar

From the Social Security Administration:

National Work Incentives Seminar Event (WISE) Webinar
Ticket to Work: Debunking the Three Biggest Myths about Disability Benefits and Work
Wednesday, December 21, 20163:00 - 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 December 21 national WISE webinar will address common myths about how working will affect your cash disability benefits and Medicare or Medicaid.

  • Find out how Social Security will postpone your medical continuing disability review (CDR) while you are participating in the Ticket to Work program.
  • Find out how you can restart your cash benefits without reapplying if your job does not work out.
  • Get details on how you can keep your Medicare or Medicaid after you begin replacing cash benefits with earnings from work.

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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Dept. of Education Dear Collegue Letter on Transition

U.S. Department of Education Dear Colleague letter “addressing the day-to-day reality of youth transitioning from confinement and the challenges they face when returning to their schools and communities”. (PDF) Read More > Dept. of Education Dear Collegue Letter on Transition

Brunch with Deaf Santa

Brunch with Deaf Santa (facebook.com)

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