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Unknown Assets and Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

In Benefits and Employment Articles, Benefits Articles, Blog, Featured, News, Tax Resources by eri

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

In Benefits and Employment Articles, Blog, Featured, News, Tax Resources by eri

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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10 Personal Money Management Resources for 2019

In Featured, Financial Resources, News by eri

Here’s a question you may be asked as a professional providing services to people with disabilities. What tools and resources are available to support or assist people in improving their personal finances? Here are a few to check out and bookmark to your resource lists. This website is dedicated to helping individuals save money, reduce debt, and build wealth. America …

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A Little Spending Money

In Featured, Financial Resources, News by eri

Wow!  Is it true that teenagers spend 9 hours a day using social media?!  I’m not a teen, but I know I’m guilty of social media/net surfing addiction.  Maybe you spend a lot of your time the same way, maybe you’re a stay at home mom, or a teen about to start summer break.  Everyone wants to make money for doing …

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Free Tax Preparation Services

In Blog, Featured, News, Tax Resources by eri

Have you finished preparing your taxes yet?  If you’re like a lot of people, you might have waited until now… and may be wondering where you can get some help completing them in time for the April 15th deadline. We have good news!  You may be able to get free help to prepare your taxes. My Free Taxes My Free …

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AT&T Offers Low-Cost Home Internet Service to Qualifying Households

In Blog, Featured, Financial Resources, Resources by Beth Storch

If you’re eligible for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits you may also be eligible for low-cost internet service from AT&T. Access from AT&T provides low-cost home internet service to qualifying households. To qualify you must: Live in a household in which at least one resident participates in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) program. SNAP is a Federal program …