Public Benefits and Work Supports
What Work Incentives Are Available to SSDI Beneficiaries?
Currently, SSDI beneficiaries have access to a nine month Trial Work Period, and a 36 month Extended Period of Eligibility. If you would like to know more about these work incentives, read the Social Security report, Benefits Planning Query.
Employment and Disability 30-Second Training Series for Employers
The 30-Second Training Series and Employer Resource Guide were developed with employers, hiring managers, and supervisors in mind to provide assistance in retaining and accommodating existing employees with disabilities, as well as hiring qualified job seekers with disabilities. The Guide and associated videos include information on ADA basics, compliance benefits, employment basics, recruitment and hiring strategies, and the Section 503 Final Rule. Access the entire Guide and videos on the WorkforceOne website.
Taxes and Tax Preparation
IRS Tax Tips for Year-End Gifts to Charity
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is reminding individuals and businesses making year-end gifts to charity that several important tax law provisions have taken effect in recent years. Visit the IRS website for an updated list of tax changes and six tips you should keep in mind.
Helping Clients Revamp Their Finances in the New Year
The New Year is an excellent opportunity for you to speak with your clients about their financial goals for 2016, and a time to help them revamp their finances. As a result, Practical Money Skills has put together “Five Tips to Revamp Your Finances in the New Year.” This quick online tutorial provides information on how to create a financial roadmap.
What Does Your Credit Report Look Like?
Federal law allows individuals age 18 and older to obtain a free copy of their credit report each year. It is imperative all of us annually review our credit report to ensure up-to-date and correct information. Requesting a free credit report and using the available resources is a great way for persons with disabilities to take a more active role in their finances. Visit www.annualcreditreport.com to obtain a free report.
New IRS Guidance Will Simplify ABLE Program Administration
On November 20th, the U.S. Department of Treasury and IRS released interim guidance on the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act. The interim guidance addressed several concerns expressed in the public comment period in reference to certain sections of the ABLE Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM). Learn more by reading NDI’s latest ABLE Act news piece.
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