Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Schedule Of Social Security Benefit Payments 2013


Schedule Of Social Security Benefit Payments 2013

Courtesy Social Security Administration.  Please visit http://www.ssa.gov/ for latest information and details.



Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Federal Benefit Paper Checks to Stop in 2013 - Sign Up for Direct Deposit


Federal Benefit Paper Checks to Stop in 2013 - Sign Up for Direct Deposit  


Are you getting Social Security, VA or other federal benefits by paper check? You are required by the U.S. Department of the Treasury to switch to electronic payments by March 1, 2013Learn more about this change and sign up for direct deposit or the prepaid Direct Express debit card.
  

Section 8 Income Limits Documentation System

Find income limit for section 8 housing here.
This system provides complete documentation of the development of the FY 2009 Section 8 Income Limits for any area of the country selected by the user. After selecting the desired geography, the user is provided a page containing a summary of the final FY 2009 Median Family Income estimate along with final 1-8 Person Income Limits for Very-Low Income (50%) Limits, Extremely-Low Income (30%) Limits, and Low Income (80%) Limits. Links on the summary page provide detailed information regarding the methodology used to update and develop FY 2009 MFIs and ILs starting with the 2000 Census benchmark and including update factors from American Community Survey (ACS).

 Section 8 Income Limits Documentation System


This is an old search.  Click on above link to update

************  SAMPLE OF SEARCH   Ohio*********

FY 2009 Income Limits Documentation System

FY 2009 Income Limits Summary

Cuyahoga County, Ohio
FY 2009 Income Limit AreaMedian IncomeFY 2009 Income Limit Category1 Person2 Person3 Person4 Person5 Person6 Person7 Person8 Person
Cuyahoga County$64,800Very Low (50%) Income Limits$22,700$25,900$29,150$32,400
$35,000$37,600$40,200$42,750 Extremely Low (30%) Income Limits$13,600$15,550$17,500$19,450 $21,000$22,550$24,100$25,650 Low (80%) Income Limits$36,300$41,500$46,650$51,850 $56,000$60,150$64,300$68,450
NOTE: Cuyahoga County is part of the Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH MSA. The Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH MSA contains the following areas: Cuyahoga County, OH ; Geauga County, OH ; Lake County, OH ; Lorain County, OH ; and Medina County, OH .Income Limit areas are based on FY 2009 Fair Market Rent (FMR) areas. For a detailed account of how this area is derived please see our associated FY 2009 Fair Market Rent documentation system.

Section 8 Low Rent Apartment Search

Low rent apartments: the government gives funds directly to apartment owners, who lower the rents they charge low-income tenants. You can find low-rent apartments for senior citizens and people with disabilities, as well as for families and individuals.

Click here             Find Section 8 housing in your area .




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**************  SAMPLE OF SEARCH  Cleveland Ohio*************


Affordable Apartment Search
Ohio

Results

The following properties meet your search criteria:
City: CLEVELAND
State: OHIO

Found 53 entries, displaying records 1 - 20 of 53.
New search  New search    Next page  Next page   
Contact Property Type Number of bedrooms
 1   2   3   4   5+ 
Millennia Housing Management Ltd.
Phone: (216) 520-1250
 
ABINGTON ARMS
11501 MAYFIELD RD
CLEVELAND, OH 44106-5942
Phone: 216-791-5025 
Elderly  x x      
Retiree Housing Management, Inc.
Phone: 216-861-2345
slvalenti@retireehousing.com  
ALLERTON APARTMENTS
1802 E 13TH ST
CLEVELAND, OH 44114-3522
Phone: 216-861-2345 
Family  x x      
Abel Bishop Clarke Realty
Phone: 216-721-3131
 
AMESBURY ROSALIND ESTATE
9300 AMESBURY AVE
CLEVELAND, OH 44106-2084
Phone: 216-721-3131 
Family    x x x  
AIMCO Properties, L.P.
Phone: 864-239-1000
rosemarie.harris@aimco.com  
ANTIOCH TOWERS APARTMENTS
8920 CARNEGIE AVE
CLEVELAND, OH 44106-2923
Phone: 216-721-6100 
Elderly  x x      
Signature Housing Solutions, Inc.
Phone: 216-881-7702
calletto@thefinchgroup.com  
ARBOR PARK VILLAGE
3750 Fleming Ave
CLEVELAND, OH 44115-3741
Phone: (216) 881-7702 
Family  x x x x  
Signature Housing Solutions, Inc.
Phone: 216-881-7702
calletto@thefinchgroup.com  
ARBOR PARK VILLAGE - PHASE II
3750 FLEMING AVE
CLEVELAND, OH 44115-3741
Phone: 216-881-7702 
Family 

Friday, November 9, 2012

FEMA Housing portal NEMIS for Mobile Phones


FEMA Housing Portal for Mobile Phones

The FEMA Housing Portal is intended to help individuals and families find a place to live. FEMA recommends to users that they contact the number on the listing prior to traveling to the location of the property to make sure the property is still available. This site is updated regularly.

Health care law delivers higher payments to primary care physicians

 Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius today announced the final rule implementing the part of the health care law that delivers higher payments to primary care physicians serving Medicaid beneficiaries.  The new rule raises rates to ensure doctors are paid the same for treating Medicare and Medicaid patients and does not raise costs for states.

Find a Red Cross Shelter Near You

Find a Red Cross shelter currently open near you.
HHS has information on how to protect your health immediately after a hurricane and prepare for disasters.

In the Wake of Hurricane Sandy

HHS Secretary Sebelius declared a public health emergency for New York and New Jersey in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
For More Information
Find a Red Cross shelter currently open near you.
HHS has information on how to protect your health immediately after a hurricane 

Job Rumors and Scams about Hurricane Sandy

There is a lot of misinformation circulating on social networks regarding the response and recovery effort for Hurricane Sandy.  FEMA has created a Hurricane Sandy: Rumor Control page that includes an on-going list of rumors and their true or false status.   Check back often, share the page and help FEMA provide accurate information about the types of assistance available.  
Currently, there are two jobs related rumors and scams that are circulating:    
1.  There are reports that FEMA is paying $1,000 to go to New York and New Jersey to clean up debris.  This is FALSE.  (November 5)  For information on how to volunteer and assist with Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts, visit Serve.gov/sandy
2.  There is a spike of web traffic related to FEMA hiring cleanup crews in both New York and New Jersey. This is FALSE.  (November 2)  For information on how to volunteer and assist with Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts, visit Serve.gov/sandy


 

HHS Offers Aid in the Wake of Sandy

HHS Offers Aid in the Wake of Sandy


HHS has more than 1,200 personnel on the ground in New York and New Jersey, providing public health and medical assistance. Find information on:
Winter Weather
Prevent Hypothermia
Prevent Frostbite
Food and Water Safety
Keep Food Safe During And After an Emergency
Safe Drinking Water
Clean-up and Sanitation
Mold after a Disaster
Cleaning up Safely
Mental Health
Find Disaster Distress Resources

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Find a place to live if displaced by disaster :FEMA housing

The FEMA Housing Portal is intended to help individuals and families, who have been displaced by a disaster, find a place to live.

Checkout FEMA Housing Portal

Search for open shelters by textingSHELTER and a Zip Code to 43362

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Below is sample for New Jersey.  Please check the above link for current hosing available if you are displaced by disaster like sandy.


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MapClick to show/hide details749 Centre St 
Trenton, NJ 08611-3324 
County: Mercer
 10/30/2012$ 1200.00 2
 Apartment - -

Lease:6 Months
$ 1200.00
  •  N
  •  N
  •  N
  •  N
  •  N
 2 ----Property ID: N - 317566

Utilities:[WATER]


Appliances:[REFRIGERATOR, STOVE]

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NEMIS Rental Resources 
Property Name:
 audrey mostrowski  - 
Number of Times Mapped:  0 
 609-516-2003 .
MapClick to show/hide details445 Home Ave 
Trenton, NJ 08611-3101 
County: Mercer
 12/01/2012$ 1000.00 3
 House - -

Lease:12 Months
$ 1500.00
  •  N
  •  N
  •  Y
  •  N
  •  N
 1 ----Property ID: N - 317910

Utilities:[NONE]


Appliances:[STOVE]

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NEMIS Rental Resources 
Property Name:
 Joadine Venecar  - 
Number of Times Mapped:  0 
 862-588-6145 .
MapClick to show/hide details1041 Windmill Way 
Lumberton, NJ 08048 
County: Burlington
 11/01/2012$ 1035.00 1
 Apartment - -

Lease:Negotiable
$ 0.00
  •  N
  •  -
  •  -
  •  Y
  •  Y
 4 ----Property ID: N - 296167

Utilities:[TRASH]


Appliances:[REFRIGERATOR, STOVE]

DEPOSIT FROM $500 TO ONE AND A HALF MONTHS RENT
NEMIS Rental Resources 
Property Name:
 LUMBERTON  - 
Number of Times Mapped:  2 
 866-323-2201 .

Monday, October 29, 2012

Am I eligible for free lifeline cell phone? Known as Obama Phone.

Lifeline is available for one telephone line per eligible household. A household is everyone (including children and people who are not related to you) who lives in your home and shares income and household expenses.


Since 1985, the Lifeline program has provided a discount on phone service for qualifying low-income consumers to ensure that all Americans have the opportunities and security that phone service brings, including being able to connect to jobs, family and emergency services. In 2005, Lifeline discounts were made available to qualifying low-income consumers on pre-paid wireless service plans in addition to traditional landline service. Lifeline is part of the Universal Service Fund.
The Lifeline program is available to eligible low-income consumers in every state, territory, commonwealth, and on Tribal lands. Consumers with proper proof of eligibility may be qualified to enroll.  To participate in the program, consumers must have an income that is at or below 135% of the federal Poverty Guidelines or participate in a qualifying state, federal or Tribal assistance program.
Checkout FCC website formore details http://www.fcc.gov/lifeline
Note  Beware of Scammers

2012 Progress Towards Eliminating Healthcare-Associated Infections Meeting: Register Today


Join us at the Washington Marriott Hotel on October 30, 2012, where the Office of Healthcare Quality will host the second Progress Towards Eliminating Healthcare-Associated Infections stakeholder meeting to:
  • Review progress towards achieving the five-year national healthcare-associated infection (HAI) prevention targets for reducing the incidence of specific HAIs established in the National Action Plan to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections: Roadmap to Elimination in September 2008;
  • Introduce the Phase III Chapter: Long-Term Care Facilities of the revised and expanded National Action Plan to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections: Roadmap to Elimination;
  • Provide updates on measures and prevention goals for Ambulatory Surgical Centers, End-Stage Renal Disease Facilities, Influenza Vaccination of Healthcare Workers, and Long-Term Care Facilities, as well as for reducing ventilator-associated events;
  • Discuss how to sustain and accelerate progress toward the national targets for elimination of healthcare-associated infections in acute care hospitals; and,
  • Discuss what should be done to sustain and accelerate progress toward the broader goals of the HAI Action Plan, within the context of interventions across settings of care, HAI surveillance as patients transition across settings and communities, patient engagement and activation, coordination of federal programs, and the role of the environment in HAI prevention.
Additional information about the meeting, including the Agenda At-A-Glance and how to register, is available at the 2012 Progress Towards Eliminating Healthcare-Associated Infections Meeting webpage. We encourage early registration- space is limited.

People with Medicare save $4.8 billion on prescription drugs because of the health care law

 As a result of the Affordable Care Act, 5.6 million seniors and people with disabilities have saved $4.8 billion on prescription drugs since the law was enacted, Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced today. This year alone, 2.3 million people in the Medicare prescription drug coverage gap known as the “donut hole” have saved an average of $657. In addition, during the first nine months of 2012, over 20.7 million people with original Medicare got at least one preventive service at no cost to them. Read the Press Release >>

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Health care law increases access to primary care through the National Health Service Corps


Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius today announced that $229.4 million was invested in the National Health Service Corps in 2012 to support more doctors and nurses and increase access to primary care. These investments included nearly 4,600 loan repayment and scholarship awards to clinicians and students, and grants to 32 states to support state loan repayment programs. Read the Press Release >>

Medicare Open Enrollment

 People with Medicare can use new star ratings to compare the quality of health and drug plans being offered for 2013, and select the plan that best fits their needs.

Medicare Open Enrollment runs from October 15th through December 7th.
Find and compare plans using the Medicare Plan Finder.

Social Security Announces 1.7 Percent Benefit Increase for 2013

Social Security Announces 1.7 Percent Benefit Increase for 2013

Monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for nearly 62 million Americans will increase 1.7 percent in 2013. The 1.7 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) will begin with benefits that Social Security beneficiaries receive in January 2013, and the increased payments to SSI beneficiaries will begin on December 31, 2012. The average monthly benefit that a Social Security Disability beneficiary receives, $1,113, will increase to $1,132.

Visit Disability.gov for more information about Social Security and other benefits programs.





Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Housing Choice Vouchers Fact Sheet

What are housing choice vouchers?
Am I eligible?
How do I apply?
Local preferences and waiting list - what are they and how do they affect me?
Housing vouchers - how do they function?
The rent subsidy and more

Check out:     Housing Choice Vouchers Fact Sheet

Affordable Care Act funds to enhance quality of care at community health centers

 Affordable Care Act funds to enhance quality of care at community health centers
Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius today announced new grants that will improve the quality of care at community health centers and ensure more women are screened for cervical cancer. The grants will help 810 community health centers become patient-centered medical homes (PCMHs) and increase their rates of cervical cancer screening. Read the Press Release >>
For More Information 

Americans with Medicare will save $5,000 through 2022

Through the Affordable Care Act, Americans with Medicare will save $5,000 through 2022
Because of the health care law – the Affordable Care Act – the average person with traditional Medicare will save $5,000 from 2010 to 2022, according to a report today from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
 

Friday, September 21, 2012

My unemployment benefits ran out now what?


CareerOneStop logo      Even after you exhaust your unemployment benefits, you have many options for assistance to get you back to work and financial security.   Explore options for More Benefits and Assistance that can help you make ends meet until you land a job.     Visit Job Search Help for tips and resources on finding a job, changing careers, or updating your skills with training and credentialing options.
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How do I apply for Unemployment Benefits?

COS LogoWorker ReEmployment is your one-stop site for employment, training and financial help after a layoff. CareerOneStop is a service of the U.S. Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration.




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An Invitation from FEMA

September is National Preparedness Month and FEMA invites you to pledge to prepare now by joining the National Preparedness Coalition.
The National Preparedness Coalition Online Community is where we connect and collaborate on emergency preparedness. Use it to empower yourself to prepare and to coordinate preparedness activities with your family, neighbors, co-workers, and those with whom you may study or worship.
Here are the top 5 reasons to join:
    •    Get access to useful information to help you prepare.
    •    Promote your national preparedness event on the calendar.
    •    Get support and share best practices with over 18,000 members.
    •    Connect with FEMA personnel and others near you in the regional forums.
    •    Help others prepare and increase our resilience.
Join the National Preparedness Coalition now.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Social Security Check Payment Dates and Schedule for 2012


When are Social Security benefits paid by direct deposit or check? 

Social Security disability, survivor, and retirement benefits are paid in the month after they are due.  The benefit payment day is determined by the beneficiaries' birth date.
 Benefits paid on
 Birth date on     
 Second Wednesday
1st-10th
 Third Wednesday
11th-20th
 Fourth Wednesday
21st-31st
If you receive benefits as:
  • A retired or disabled worker, the payment day will be determined by your birth date.
  • A spouse, the payment day will be determined by your spouse's birth date.
  • A survivor, the payment day will be determined by your parent's/spouse's birth date.
  • A retired or disabled worker and as a spouse, the payment day will be determined by the birth date of the beneficiary of the benefit first received.
Beneficiaries receiving benefits prior to May 1997 or receiving both Social Security benefits and SSI payments will have a payment date of the third of the month. Beneficiaries paid on the third of the month can, under certain circumstances, volunteer to change their payment date but will not be able to choose the payment day. The birth date will determine the new payment day. The decision to volunteer for cycling is permanent but the payment cycle could change if entitlement on a new record occurs.
Courtesy
Visit socialsecurity.gov

Monday, April 30, 2012

Find Real-time Earthquake Map

Real-time Earthquake Map.   USGS provides real-time earthquake map.

Disability.gov Update: HHS Announces New Affordable Care Act Options for Community-Based Care

HHS Announces New Affordable Care Act Options for Community-Based Care
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced new ways for people to receive care and services in their communities instead of being admitted to a hospital or nursing home. HHS has finalized the Community First Choice rule, a new state plan option under Medicaid, and announced the participants in the Independence At Home Demonstration program. This program encourages health care providers to provide home-based care to chronically ill Medicare patients so they can stay in their homes while receiving medical care.
Visit Disability.gov for more information about Medicare, Medicaid, long-term care and other health care subjects.