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Maryland Benefits Counseling Network

The Maryland Benefits Counseling Network is a program funded by the Behavioral Health Administration which provides comprehensive, up to date benefits counseling education, information and resources for professionals, beneficiaries, and family members.

The mission of The Maryland Benefits Counseling Network (MD-BCN) is to provide training and technical assistance to Work Incentive Counselors, Employment Service Providers, Beneficiaries, and families which supports Social Security beneficiaries in achieving greater independence through work.

Upcoming Events

Social Security Offices May Re-open in January

The Social Security Administration recently revealed a plan to require their staff to return to offices around the country starting as early as January 3 next year. The timing of the plan may turn out to be rather unfortunate as it was unveiled shortly before the...

2022 Medicare Costs Announced

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently published the new premium, coinsurance and deductible amounts for Medicare Parts A and B. Although unsurprising given the large increase in Cost of Living Adjustments (COLAs) announced by Social Security,...

SSA Reconsiders Deadline on SSI Continuing Benefits

SSI recipients will probably all be well-aware that their benefit is considered by Social Security to be ‘needs-based’. This means that almost any kind of other income or change in living arrangement is going to have some effect on it and usually seems to cause it to...

A Basic Training on VA Disability Compensation Benefits

Despite being a nation that historically couldn’t really give a fig for the plight of the indigent or the disabled America has always had a soft spot for those who fight for whatever it is the nation believes in at any given time. Be it fighting off the shackles of an...

Let Them Have It: Social Security Wants Your Feedback

A quick perusal of the regular and often enlightening Social Security blog, Social Security Matters, reveals that the agency has created a simple on-line customer survey that can be completed in a matter of seconds, but allows for more in-depth analysis if that’s more...