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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

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

Hot Topic Module: Changes in Memory After Traumatic Brain Injury

Dissemination Support to Promote Changes in Memory After Traumatic Brain Injury Hot Topic Module Release date: October 25, 2017 This page is designed to help individuals and organizations share information about the new hot topic module, “Changes in Memory After Traumatic Brain Injury.” Please feel free to draw on this sample language to share this resource with your network. Social Media Messages The MSKTC just released the Changes in Memory After Traumatic Brain Injury hot topic module! Access videos, the factsheet, and slideshow. https://tinyurl.com/y8cevas8. Did you know that there are strategies that can support memory after TBI? Learn more. https://tinyurl.com/y7a3nah9 Want to learn more about changes in memory after TBI? Take a look at this narrated slideshow. https://tinyurl.com/ycm4w36x Want to learn more about how others have addressed changes in memory after TBI? Learn about Tonya and Jason’s experience!  https://tinyurl.com/yaesnq64 After you view the Changes in Memory After Traumatic Brain Injury main video, don’t forget to watch the short clips for more info! https://tinyurl.com/ybkyfdyz Newsletter… Read More > Hot Topic Module: Changes in Memory After Traumatic Brain Injury

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!