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SSA: Work Incentives Wednesdays: Unincurred Business Expenses

Work Incentives Wednesdays: Unincurred Business Expenses For registration to the Work Incentive Seminar Events (WISE) click here https://choosework.ssa.gov/webinar/ Nov 15, 2017 Are you self-employed or have you been considering working for yourself?  Do you receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits? If so, Social Security’s Work Incentives and the Ticket to Work program may be able to help you on your path to success. During today’s Work Incentives Seminar Event (WISE) webinar, we’ll talk about self-employment goals and what Social Security supports may be available to you. Before you attend the webinar, continue reading to learn about a Work Incentive that may help self-employed people achieve financial independence. Unincurred business expenses Unincurred business expenses are non-monetary contributions made by others to your self-employment efforts at no cost to you. Unincurred business expenses only apply to people who receive SSDI. For example, you may be interested in opening a graphic arts business and talk to your State Vocational… Read More > SSA: Work Incentives Wednesdays: Unincurred Business Expenses

EEOC Launches Online Services for Inquiries, Appointments and Discrimination Charges

EEOC Launches Online Services for Inquiries, Appointments and Discrimination Charges New EEOC Public Portal Allows Online Interactions with the Agency WASHINGTON – Today the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) launched an EEOC Public Portal to provide online access to individuals inquiring about discrimination. “This secure online system makes the EEOC and an individual’s charge information available wherever and whenever it is most convenient for that individual,” said EEOC Acting Chair Victoria A. Lipnic. “It’s a giant leap forward for the EEOC in providing online services.” The EEOC Public Portal allows individuals to submit online initial inquiries and requests for intake interviews with the agency. Initial inquiries and intake interviews are typically the first steps for individuals seeking to file a charge of discrimination with EEOC. In fiscal year 2017, the EEOC responded to over 550,000 calls to the toll-free number and more than 140,600 inquiries in field offices, reflecting the significant public demand for EEOC’s services. Handling this volume… Read More > EEOC Launches Online Services for Inquiries, Appointments and Discrimination Charges

Ticket to Work for America’s Veterans Fact Sheet

The Ticket to Work program is pleased to announce our newest resource: Ticket to Work for America’s Veterans Check out this resource to find: Social Security resources available for veterans with disabilities Ticket to Work employment supports for veterans ages 18 through 64 who receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) How military training and experience make veterans an asset in the civilian workplace If you or someone you care about receives Social Security disability benefits and you or they have questions about employment supports for veterans, this resource is a great place to start!

SSA Blog Post: Start Your Job Search at a November Career Fair

Start Your Job Search at a November Career Fair Read today’s blog post to learn about national and local opportunities to attend a career fair in November. Whether in person or virtual, career fairs are an excellent way to meet employers and job search. Numerous career fairs are held throughout the country each month for veterans, individuals with disabilities and others who are job searching. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Start Your Job Search at a November Career Fair Nov 2, 2017 Career fairs are an excellent way to start or advance your job search. They give you the chance to meet potential employers and learn about different job opportunities, including openings you can apply for. Check out one of the following career fairs being held in person and online this month. You can also read Making the Most of a Virtual Career Fair for tips on how to prepare for an event and leave a strong impression with recruiters. Hire Our Heroes Virtual Career… Read More > SSA Blog Post: Start Your Job Search at a November Career Fair

National Work Incentives Seminar Event (WISE) Webinar

National Work Incentives Seminar Event (WISE) Webinar Working for Yourself with Ticket to Work Wednesday, November 15, 2017 3 – 4:30 p.m. ET Are you thinking about starting your own business? Do you think your hobby and passion would make a great career where you are your own boss? If you’re age 18-64 and receive Social Security disability benefits (SSI or SSDI), the Ticket to Work (Ticket) program can provide support for your self-employment goals! Join us Wednesday, November 15, 2017, for the next WISE webinar. We’ll share Social Security programs and Work Incentives that may help you on your path to self-employment. Attend the webinar to learn: What to consider if you’re thinking about opening your own business How the Ticket program and Work Incentives may help Where to find resources as you pursue your self-employment goals Register online at choosework.ssa.gov/wise or call 1-866-968-7842 or 1-866-833-2967 (TTY). You will receive a registration confirmation message with instructions on how to log in to the webinar. Please… Read More > National Work Incentives Seminar Event (WISE) Webinar

Honoring the Beneficiaries of Social Security

Honoring the Beneficiaries of Social Security Posted on October 26, 2017 by Jim Borland, Acting Deputy Commissioner for Communications Social Security is committed to the principles and spirit of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which improves the lives of our beneficiaries and our employees who have disabilities. We also want you to see and hear from the people who rely on Social Security disability benefits to thrive as active members of our communities. Our Faces and Facts of Disability website highlights the real life stories of people who have disabilities. One person we are featuring on our Faces and Facts of Disability website is Lynne Parks. She is an artist from Baltimore, Maryland. First diagnosed with metastatic fibrosarcoma at age 14, she has lived with this illness for nearly 35 years. It started in her face and moved to different parts of her body, including her abdomen and leg. She also has various tumors on her shoulder and arm.… Read More > Honoring the Beneficiaries of Social Security

SSA Post: You Asked, We Answered! Work Incentives and SSDI

You Asked, We Answer! Work Incentives and SSDI Did you miss our September Work Incentives Seminar Event (WISE) webinar? You can catch up by reading today’s blog post, You Asked, We Answer! Work Incentives and SSDI. We answered the top questions that attendees asked during the webinar. Once you read the blog, you can find and watch the full webinar in our WISE archives. And don’t miss out on today’s webinar, Achieving Financial Independence with Ticket to Work and an ABLE Account, starting at 3 p.m. ET. _______________________________________________________________________________________________ You Asked, We Answer! Work Incentives and SSDI Oct 25, 2017 On Wednesday, September 27, more than 300 people attended our Work Incentive Seminar Event (WISE) webinar, Ticket to Work: Work Incentives for People who Receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). During the webinar, our guests from Social Security talked about SSDI Work Incentives, the benefits of work, and how to open and use a my Social Security account. Our attendees asked… Read More > SSA Post: You Asked, We Answered! Work Incentives and SSDI

New SSA Blog Post: Opening an ABLE Account

Tips for Opening Your ABLE Account Have you heard about ABLE Accounts? These tax-advantaged savings accounts allow certain people with disabilities to save more money without affecting public benefits. If you’re interested in opening up an ABLE Account to start saving money, check out today’s blog post! Learn more about ABLE and what you should know as you research and apply for an ABLE Account. _________________________________________________________________________________________________ Money Mondays: Tips for Opening Your ABLE Account Oct 23, 2017 Have you heard about ABLE Accounts yet? An ABLE Account offers certain individuals with a disability a tax-free way to save for disability-related expenses. Today, we’re sharing information that will help you when you’re opening your ABLE account. If you have a disability that began before age 26 and meets the eligibility criteria outlined in the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act, you or a person legally authorized to act on your behalf may open and manage the account. An ABLE Account… Read More > New SSA Blog Post: Opening an ABLE Account

New Wage Reporting Application

New Wage Reporting Application Posted on October 18, 2017 by Jim Borland, Acting Deputy Commissioner for Communications On September 23, 2017, we released a new wage reporting application behind the my Social Security portal. Now, people who receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits and their representative payees can report wages securely online. It’s faster and easier than ever before for SSDI beneficiaries and their representative payees to report wages; they can avoid visiting a field office to report their wages in person and they can print or save a receipt of their report. When you sign up or log in to your my Social Security account, you’ll have access to this application on your desktop, laptop, and mobile device. After you report your wages online, you can save or print a copy of your receipt. This service will be available for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients in the future. SSI recipients should continue to report wages through SSI Mobile Wage Reporting, SSI Telephone… Read More > New Wage Reporting Application

Finding a Mentor to Help You on Your Job Search

Finding a Mentor to Help You on Your Job Search In today’s guest blog post, Finding a Mentor to Help You on Your Job Search, Shelia Newman explains how mentoring can affect your job search and offer you individualized support as you look for, and transition to, work. As a 2017 inductee to the Susan M. Daniels Disability Mentoring Hall of Fame, Newman offers insight on what she’s learned as a mentor who has worked with job seekers and entrepreneurs with disabilities.   Finding a Mentor to Help You on Your Job Search Oct 18, 2017 By Shelia Newman, President, New Editions Consulting, Inc. Every October, I download the National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) poster produced by the Office of Disability Employment Policy and place copies around our office. We at New Editions appreciate this year’s theme, Inclusion drives Innovation, because we clearly see the important role that the different perspectives of New Editions’ employees who have disabilities play in the… Read More > Finding a Mentor to Help You on Your Job Search