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SSA Blog Post: You Asked, We Answer! Achieving Your Self-Employment Goals

You Asked, We Answer! Achieving Your Self-Employment Goals Dec 11, 2017 During the November Work Incentives Seminar Event (WISE) webinar, we shared information on self-employment resources and Work Incentives. Colleen Moynihan from New England Business Associates (NEBA) joined us to talk about NEBA’s Business Development Center and the resources it offers. We also discussed Social Security Work Incentives that may be available if you want to explore self-employment. More than 350 people attended the webinar, and we received some great questions about pursuing self-employment. Today we’re answering 3 of the most popular questions we received! You can also check out the full webinar in our WISE archives to learn more about Work Incentives such as Property Essential to Self-Support and Unincurred Business Expenses that may help you as you pursue your self-employment goals. What is NEBA? Can I work with NEBA no matter where I live? NEBA is an Employment Network (EN) affiliated with Social Security’s Ticket to Work (Ticket)… Read More > SSA Blog Post: You Asked, We Answer! Achieving Your Self-Employment Goals

3 Ways Assistive Technology Supports Students with Disabilities

From: https://edtechmagazine.com/k12/article/2017/11/3-ways-assistive-technology-supports-students-disabilities 3 Ways Assistive Technology Supports Students with Disabilities Thanks to tools from tech giants such as Microsoft, students with disabilities are flourishing.   by Meghan Bogardus Cortez Twitter Meghan is an associate editor with EdTech: Focus on K–12. She enjoys coffee, cats and science fiction TV. For K–12 schools, the hallmark of success lies in their devotion to educating all students — no matter their background or ability. For students with a learning disability, even the simplest of classroom tasks can be a challenge without the proper scaffolding. The latest data, from the 2014-15 school year, indicated that 6.6 million K-12 students received some kind of special education services. That was 13 percent of public school enrollment. These students — and their peers — have benefited from the proliferation of technology into the classroom to make learning a personalized experience. From continually emerging assistive technology to updates to existing classroom technology, today’s classroom is now much more accessible.… Read More > 3 Ways Assistive Technology Supports Students with Disabilities

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Three Things You Need to Know about Seasonal Work and Social Security

Three Things You Need to Know about Seasonal Work and Social Security Posted on December 4, 2017 by Jim Borland, Acting Deputy Commissioner for Communications Right after Halloween, stores and businesses begin advertising that they’re looking for seasonal workers. It’s a good way to make extra income during the busy holiday season. We know you may have some questions about seasonal work and how it affects your work record. Social Security is here to answer your top three questions about seasonal work. Do I earn credits toward future Social Security benefits if I get a job during the holidays? Yes, your seasonal earnings count toward your future benefits. You earn Social Security credits when you work in a job and pay Social Security taxes. We use your total yearly earnings to figure your Social Security credits. I get Social Security benefits. Will seasonal work affect my benefits? You can get Social Security retirement or survivors benefits and work at the… Read More > Three Things You Need to Know about Seasonal Work and Social Security

SSA: Attend a Career Fair in December

Prepare for the New Year with a December Career Fair Read today’s blog post to learn about national and local opportunities to attend a career fair in December. Career fairs are an excellent way to meet employers and job search. Many career fairs are held throughout the country each month for veterans, individuals with disabilities and others who are job searching. Find some of these events and register to attend an event near you to help you on your path to work. Social Security’s Ticket program supports career development for people ages 18 through 64 who receive Social Security disability benefits (SSI or SSDI) and want to work. The Ticket program is free and voluntary. It helps people with disabilities move toward financial independence and connects them with the services and support they need to succeed in the workforce. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Prepare for the New Year with a December Career Fair Dec 4, 2017 Career fairs are an excellent way to… Read More > SSA: Attend a Career Fair in December