Social Security’s Benefit Statement site (SSA-1099/1042S) for Tax Information will be offline from December 15, 2014 Until February 1, 2015

December 2014
Social Security Benefit Statement (SSA-1099/1042S) for Tax Information is shutting down on December 15, 2014. When it returns on February 1, 2015, you will be able to replace the lost, damaged, or missing tax summary of your Social Security benefits for 2014 instead of 2013. See this site for more…

What is the Americans With Disabilities Act?

November 2014
The Americans with Disabilities Act, commonly known as the ADA, is considered one of the most important pieces of civil rights legislation for people with disabilities.  Passed in 1990 and amended in 2008, the ADA attempts to provide equal opportunities for people with disabilities in all facets of…

Social Security Announces 1.7 Percent Benefit Increase for 2015

October 2014
Monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for nearly 64 million Americans will increase 1.7 percent in 2015, the Social Security Administration announced today. The 1.7 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) will begin with benefits that more than 58 million Social Se…

Social Security Opens New National Support Center

October 2014
Social Security has just announced the opening of a new National Support Center (NSC).   The state-of-the art data center is more modern and energy efficient with enhanced disaster recovery capabilities and will meet the agency’s anticipated IT workloads for at least the next 20 years. The NSC m…

How can drinking fountains be made accessible?

October 2014
Location Drinking fountains are required to be accessible by those with disabilities, and their locations shall be clearly indicated by the proper ADA compliant signage. Drinking fountains cannot be in the path of travel and must be inside an alcove or have rails on either side to ensure the drinkin…

No Medicare 24 Month Waiting Period for Persons with Lou Gehrig’s Disease

October 2014
If a person receives Social Security Disability benefits (SSDI) they are entitled to Medicare after 24 months. However, Public Law 106-554 amends section 226 of the Social Security Act to waive the 24-month waiting period for Medicare coverage for disabled individuals medically determined to have Am…

Over $8 Million in Funding Awarded to Improve Employment Opportunities for People with Disabilities

September 2014
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy has announced a total of $8,422,574 in continued funding for organizations that improve employment opportunities for people with disabilities. Some of the projects that are receiving funding include the Add Us In initi…

Oct. 17, Together on the Pathway to Wellness: The Good Life – A Vision for Recovery

September 2014
The Wellness and Recovery Committee sponsors this day-long conference on Friday, October 17 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the NVCC Annandale Campus. Have you or someone you care about experienced mental health and/or substance use challenges? Want to learn more about wellness and recovery? Then this e…

Social Security Resumes Mailing Social Security Statements

September 2014
The Social Security Administration has announced that they will resume the periodic mailing of Social Security Statements—once every five years for most workers– while encouraging everyone to create a secure my Social Security account to immediately access their Social Security Statement o…

Are pregnant employees covered under Title I of the ADA?

September 2014
In some circumstances, employees with pregnancy-related impairments may be covered by the ADA. Although pregnancy itself is not an impairment within the meaning of the ADA and thus is not a disability, pregnant workers and job applicants are not excluded from the ADA’s protections. Changes to…





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