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SSA Blog Post- Update: Wage Reporting for People who Receive SSDI

Update: Wage Reporting for People who Receive SSDI Jan 11, 2018 As we’ve discussed in the past, reporting your wages is important to avoid overpayments from Social Security. An overpayment occurs when Social Security sends you a benefit payment higher than what you’re eligible to receive. You can learn more about wage reporting and overpayments in Wage Reporting: Myths, Tips and Ticket to Work. Social Security recently released a new tool to make it easier for SSDI beneficiaries or their representative payees to report wages securely online. When you sign up for a my Social Security account, you’ll be able to report your wages online from your computer or mobile device. After you report your wages, you’ll be able to save or print a copy of your receipt for your records. At this time, the tool is only available for people who receive Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) benefits. If you receive SSI benefits, you may continue reporting your wages… Read More > SSA Blog Post- Update: Wage Reporting for People who Receive SSDI

Register Now for January’s WISE Webinar!

Ticket to Work: The Pathway to Financial Independence Wednesday, January 24, 2018 3 – 4:30 p.m. ET Are you age 18-64? Do you receive Social Security disability benefits (SSI or SSDI) and want to earn more money through work? The Ticket to Work (Ticket) program can provide the support you need! Join us on January 24, 2018, for the next WISE webinar to learn more about achieving financial independence with Ticket to Work. Attend the webinar to: Learn how to set financial goals, budget, and create an action plan Discover financial services that may be available to you Understand the tax benefits that may apply to you Register online at choosework.ssa.gov/wise or call 866-968-7842 or 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. Questions? Email us: support@choosework.ssa.gov Call us: 866-968-7842 or 866-833-2967 (TTY) Visit us: choosework.ssa.gov Did you like this email? Use our Share button to send… Read More > Register Now for January’s WISE Webinar!

New SSA Blog Post: Make Your Resolutions Work with Ticket to Work

Make Your Resolutions Work with Ticket to Work Jan 8, 2018 It’s the New Year! Many people use the beginning of the year as a time to set new goals and make a positive change in their lives. Setting work goals and making progress to full-time employment is a great goal to consider this year, and the Ticket to Work (Ticket) program is here to help! 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. Use this checklist to stay on track with your resolutions and find success! Learn more about the Ticket program. You can call the Ticket to Work Help Line at 866-968-7842 or 866-833-2967 (TTY), Monday – Friday, 8 a.m.… Read More > New SSA Blog Post: Make Your Resolutions Work with Ticket to Work

SSA Ticket to Work January Career Fairs

Kick off 2018 with a Career Fair Jan 4, 2018 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 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. CPA Career Center Virtual Job Fair (Virtual) The CPA Career Center connects accounting professionals with employers who are looking to hire people for accounting and financial careers. Sign up for the CPA Career Center Virtual Career Fair, which takes place on January 17, 2018, from 12 noon – 3:30 p.m. ET. January 17: Register now! City Career Fair (In person) City Career Fair brings some of the most well-known and respected employers to cities near you. Be sure to… Read More > SSA Ticket to Work January Career Fairs

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

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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

Register for SSA’s December WISE Webinar: Debunking the 3 Biggest Myths about Disability Benefits & Work

Debunking the Three Biggest Myths about Disability Benefits and Work Tuesday, December 12, 2017 3 – 4:30 p.m. ET If you are age 18-64 and receive Social Security disability benefits (SSI or SSDI) and want to earn more money through work, the Ticket to Work (Ticket) program can provide the support you need! Join us Tuesday, December 12, 2017, for the next WISE webinar to learn the truth about Ticket to Work and find the support that may help you on the path to financial independence! We’ll address the 3 most common myths about the program and answer your questions, like: Will I have a medical Continuing Disability Review if I use my Ticket? What happens to my healthcare coverage if I start working? What happens if I need to stop working due to my disability? 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 be… Read More > Register for SSA’s December WISE Webinar: Debunking the 3 Biggest Myths about Disability Benefits & Work

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