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Friday, June 30 (9:30am-3pm)

The Disability Law Center will present a free employment and benefits workshop that will cover avoiding problems with SSI and/or SSDI, knowing your rights when applying for a job, and receiving appropriate accommodations in the workplace.

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According to the Census Bureau, there are nearly 57 million people living with disabilities in the United States. Thirty percent of American adults help provide care for a sick or disabled family member. Caregivers provide physical and emotional support for the people in their care. It’s a demanding job with its stresses and rewards, but it can also be a labor of love….

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The Danvers SEPAC will host its annual Resource Fair on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 from 6:30-8:30pm. Families around the North Shore of Massachusetts are invited to learn about services, programs, and organizations involved in the disabilities community.

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INTEREST PERIOD—January 8-January 31

The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education & The Department of Developmental Services (DESE/DDS) Program helps provide in-home and community based therapeutic support to students ages 6-17. Eligible participants must show a need for services that prevent a restrictive, out of home residential placement. This program also helps support services for families whose child attended a residential school and has since returned home,

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As way to connect with our growing community, we continue to lead Guide workshops for parents and caregivers with children and adults with disabilities. We visit with support groups, parent groups, and other organizations in the disabilities community, so we can hear people’s concerns, questions, and perspectives firsthand.

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Due to a rise in the cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) in the United States, persons with disabilities who recieve Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits will see a 0.3% payment increase — starting in January 2017. This increase will affect the 8 million people in the United States who currently SSI benefits.

Want to see if your child qualifies for SSI benefits?

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August 1, 2016, marked the 60th anniversary of the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program, signed into law by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1956. Originally, the program was limited to individuals who were age 50 or older. It also had a six-month waiting period, and there were no benefits payable to spouses or children.
 
The disability program has undergone many changes to become the program it is today….