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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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Teacher Tech Fall 2017

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

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance WV

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance WV (DBSA) helps people maintain better mental health with free, peer lead, and confidential group meetings to help you develop strategies for living life to the fullest.

WVATS Fall 2017 Newsletter

See page 3 for DRWV’s article on our Client Assistance Program (CAP).

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