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If your main income is Social Security Disability be aware of "New" program
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From the SSA

There is a new program called Promoting Opportunity Demonstration = POD.  www.PODSSA.org

It states in the info that names were randomly chosen for a survey.  Also that the POD program will be in select areas in 8 states  AL, California, Connecticut, Maryland, Michigan, NE, & TX & Vermont.  I can't help but wonder why those states and the areas in them?

The "Baseline Questionnaire" is from/by Mathematica Policy Research who it says is conducting a study for the Social Security Administration.  You even get a $25 check for completing & returning the survey.  The survey and program participation are "voluntary".  This it not something I read on the internet.  I know someone who has received this program info in a big white envelope with a return address to:
Social  Security Administration 
50309
PO Box2393
Princeton NJ 08543-2393

I've read thru it all 2 or 3 times.  It reminds me of the "Ticket To Work" program.  Both  are for people that draw SSDI benefits & want to be able to work some.  It can affect a persons benefits, there are some variables involved.

I am very happy that I now draw straight SS benefits.

This new program reminds me of some of the rules that folks on SSI and also those rules for the Ticket To Work programs have to deal with.  A lot of variables to deal with yearly if not on a monthly basis.

So I'm just passing along this info.  This may not be the place for it.

I will not kick up a fuss if it's moved, deleted or stuck right.........back in the ozone Rolleyes from whence it appeared.

JewellAnn

P.S.  I'd post this on C heap RV L iving if I knew how to copy it over there.  They seem to have a lot of newbies that might be able to use the info,  I don't know how to double post so Gary or a Mod feel free if you want to.  I'm just not up to writing the whole thing twice.    
    TJB
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last post deleted was almost a month ago by request of the person that posted it

if you want me to post this on crvl say yes and i will
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Smile  Yes kind sir please post on CRVL.  Will it also be here? 

I have time and I'm bored due to waiting on medical info/crapola for the last 2 weeks before I can get back to work.  So I can check over there when I think of it and see if it's determined  to be "political" or not.

I hope it stays up because I think the info is important.  I also think something is a little hinky about it too.

Hey I WAS NOT taking a shot at you guys about posts being deleted....just so you know. Tongue

JewellAnn
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                                    A CHANGE IS GONNA COME
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tried multiple times and got 404 error,will try again tomorrow
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  • Texjbird (08-29-2018)
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JewelAnn:  "...the POD program will be in select areas in 8 states  AL, California, Connecticut, Maryland, Michigan, NE, & TX & Vermont.  I can't help but wonder why those states and the areas in them?"

Just a thought:  AL + TX in the South, CT+MD+VT in the East, MI & NB (you said NE, so I'm assuming) in the Midwest, CA the most populous state in the West.  They've covered it.
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  • Texjbird (08-30-2018)
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i tried making a new thread,adding to a thread and in a pm all got 404 error so something funky with their site,sent HDR the link here and will see if he can do it
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  • Texjbird (08-30-2018)
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I sometimes have nightmares where I am back working at the golf course getting up a 3 am to be a work by 4:30 am mixing and spraying a solution of up to 900 gallons of highly toxic pesticides in just one morning.

But then I wake up after 8 am and realize I am in my $110/month senior apartment (after annual PA dept of revenue rent rebate and utility allowance) and all is well and there will be a free lunch in the community room at noon.

Only six more years to go for me when SSD is converted into SSA retirement.
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#8
I read the original post, and my poor little brain didn't seem to pick up the POINT of it.

Can anyone 'splain?
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(08-30-2018, 02:41 PM)TrainChaser Wrote: I read the original post, and my poor little brain didn't seem to pick up the POINT of it.

Can anyone 'splain?

JUST INFORMATION ABOUT A NEW PROGRAM SSA IS LAUNCHING TO ASSIST FOLKS ON DISABILITY TO TRY TO GO BACK TO WORK.  WORKING CAN AFFECT SSDI BENEFITS RECEIVED IN DIFFERENT WAYS DEPENDING ON THE AMOUNT EARNED, LIKE REGULAR SSA BENEFITS.  IT MIGHT ALSO AFFECT HEALTH CARE COVERAGE. IDK

 JUST LIKE WORKING WHILE DRAWING OTHER TYPES OF SSA BENEFITS. <<<<THE AMOUNT OF EARNED INCOME CAN AFFECT THE AMOUNT OF A PERSONS BENEFITS THEY RECIEVE.  A LOT DEPENDS ON A PERSON AGE, THE AMOUNT EARNED YEARLY, AND THE TYPE OF SSA BENEFITS THEY DRAW.

NOT THAT I'M A SSA BENEFITS SPECIALIST.  I JUST THINK IT'S STRANGE THAT THE SURVEY ABOUT THE NEW PROGRAM WAS SENT TO RESIDENTS IN CERTAIN STATES AND NOT ALL OF THE STATES.  ALSO I'VE NEVER HEARD OF BEING PAID TO FILL OUT ANY TYPE PAPERWORK re: THE SSA.  I'M NOT SAYING IT HASN'T HAPPENED JUST THAT I AM UNAWARE OF IT.

THERE'S A LOT OF THINGS IN LIFE I'M UNAWARE OF.  HOPEFULLY IN MY LIFETIME I'LL LEARN ABOUT MORE OF THE GOOD THINGS THAN THE BAD.

JewellAnn
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                                    A CHANGE IS GONNA COME
                            MY  Heart  IS GOOD....BUT OH THIS MOUTH                         
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  • rvpopeye (08-31-2018)
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Thank you, JewellAnn. I know about making money at the same time as collecting SS, but I didn't really understand the WHY of the survey.
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