Category: social security

  • Social Security Administration Announces Web Site Redesign

    Today the Social Security Administration launched a redesigned web site that makes it easier to apply for and manage your Social Security benefits. “We’ve redesigned our website to serve you better”, the SSA says in the email announcement they sent this morning. Blind people are really going to like this site redesign. It’s now easy […]

  • Social Security Announces 8.7 Percent Benefit Increase for 2023

    Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for approximately 70 million Americans will increase 8.7 percent in 2023, the Social Security Administration announced last week. On average, Social Security benefits will increase by more than $140 per month starting in January. The 8.7 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) will begin with benefits payable to more…

  • Social Security At Work

    Please join Chris Peterson, Lori Scharff, and the ACB employment committee, this afternoon for a panel discussion about Social Security benefits and work. Many blind people receive Supplemental Security Income, SSI, or Social Security Disability Insurance, SSDI, at points throughout their lives. You can earn more by working while collecting these benefits, and it’s important…

  • Penny Forward Announces Amazon Gift Card Winners

    In celebration of Financial Literacy Month, Members who signed up to join Penny Forward’s innovative online community in April were entered into drawings to win one of two Amazon gift cards. Members who signed up for a $9 monthly membership were entered into a drawing to win a $25 Amazon gift card. Members who signed…

  • Penny Forward Celebrates Financial Literacy Month

    Are you ready for Spring? Penny Forward wants to help you spruce up your finances by joining our innovative online community. Get access to our fully accessible online courses, members-only Zoom chats, and access to one to one coaching, all for just $9 a month or $99 a year. And, to celebrate Financial Literacy Month,…

  • Where Can You Learn More About ABLE Accounts?

    Welcome to the fifth part in our five part series on ABLE accounts. In the last part, we explained when you may want to open an ABLE account for yourself or your child. In this part, we’ll discuss where you can find more information about  ABLE accounts.   What is an ABLE Account?   Before…

  • When Should You Consider Opening An ABLE Account?

    Welcome to the fourth part in our five part series on ABLE accounts. In the last part, we explained why you may want to open an ABLE account for yourself or your child. In this part, we’ll discuss when you may want to consider opening an ABLE account.   What is an ABLE Account?  …

  • Why Should You Consider Opening An ABLE Account?

    Welcome to the third part in our five part series on ABLE accounts. The first two parts explained what ABLE accounts are and who may want to consider opening one. IN this part, we’ll look at a few reasons why you may want to consider opening an ABLE account.   What is an ABLE account?…

  • Who Should Open An ABLE Account

    Welcome to the second part in our five part series on ABLE accounts. The first part explained what ABLE accounts are. In this part, we’ll discuss who may want to consider opening an ABLE account.   What is an ABLE account?   Before 2015, blind people who received Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Medicaid, or other…

  • What Is An Able Account?

    Welcome to the first part in our five part series on ABLE accounts. In this part, we’ll discuss what an ABLE account is and what it offers. Throughout this series, we’ll discuss: Who may want to consider opening an ABLE account Why an ABLE Account may be a great opportunity for someone who is blind…