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Share Your Greatness. Be a Mentor, Find a Mentor.

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Mentoring helps youth with disabilities prepare to move from school to work, according to research.  Young people with mentors are more likely to do positive activities and achieve higher educational goals. The Mentoring Effect reports that at-risk young adults who had a mentor are more likely to: Mentoring is a win-win for both the mentor and person being mentored. Mentors …

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Unknown Assets and Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

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Supplemental Security Income (SSI) beneficiaries occasionally learn they own a countable asset they weren’t aware of. For example, a beneficiary may discover that a relative had purchased stock for them and it has a cash value. In this type of situation, Social Security first determines if the SSI beneficiary has: If so, the asset is a countable resource for SSI, …

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Social Security, Benefits and Taxes

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Benefits Specialists normally do not assist clients with their taxes unless they are qualified tax preparers. However, they should have a general knowledge of how Social Security benefits may affect a person’s taxes and what credits may be available to their consumers. Title XVI and Title II Benefits are Treated Differently All Title XVI (Supplemental Security Insurance or SSI) payments …

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Disability Advocacy Day – March 20

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Disability Advocacy Day is on March 20 in Madison. The deadline for registering is Friday, March 8. Talk with your legislator about issues that matter to you! Visit the Survival Coalition of Wisconsin Disability Organizations to learn more. You MUST register to participate in this FREE day of advocacy and to have legislative visits. The voice of the disability community is extremely important for …