News

New York State PROMISE

From NYS PROMISE: “NYS PROMISE is a research project for families in New York State with 14-16 year old teens who receive Supplemental Social Security Income SSI. Our goal is to explore the best ways to help kids who have disabilities and are on SSI transition from high school to successful adult lives. NYS PROMISE will be recruiting youth and their families in three areas of the state: New York City, the Capital Region Albany, and Western New York Buffalo.

Eligible families will be receiving special invitations to NYS PROMISE orientation and recruitment events through their childs school and/or regional parent center. Recruitment starts August 1, 2014.”

Learn more via New York State PROMISE.

Events

Ticket-to-Work Webinar: Free Support Services for Young Adults in Transition

06/25/2014 — 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM Eastern

Are you interested in learning about how work will affect your Social Security benefits? If you are interested in learning about the Ticket-to-Work Program or Work Incentives, you can attend a free Work Incentive Seminar Event (WISE) online webinar. WISE webinars are online events held for beneficiaries to learn about the Ticket to Work Program and available Work Incentives through accessible learning opportunities. WISE webinars are free and hosted on the fourth Wednesday of each month. Register here!

Events, News

The National Transition Dialogue Continues….

The “Join the Conversation for Change” online national dialogue is a two-week discussion hosted by the U.S. Departments of Labor, Education, Health and Human Services and Social Security Administration, May 13-27, 2013. Participants are sharing their input on federal legislative and regulatory barriers and opportunities to improve transition outcomes for youth with disabilities. This input is important to the Departments, which encourage participation in the discussion and look forward to an active exchange of ideas.

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News

White House Urged To Raise SSI Limits – Disability Scoop

From Disability Scoop: “A federal agency is calling on the president to raise the asset limit imposed on people with disabilities receiving Supplemental Security Income for the first time in decades.

In a letter to President Barack Obama this week, the chair of the National Council on Disability, Jeff Rosen, said significant updates to the SSI program are needed.

Currently, individuals receiving SSI benefits can have no more than $2,000 to their name at any given time, a limit that’s been in place since 1989. The council is asking the president to increase the amount to $10,000 with allowances for the figure to continue to rise with inflation. Additionally, the agency wants to see adjustments made to the way that SSI benefits are impacted when an individual earns money from a job, for example.”

Read more… White House Urged To Raise SSI Limits – Disability Scoop.