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P- EBT Payments May Be on Their Way Soon

Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfers (P-EBT) have been around since 2020 and is a program to help families with children pay for food when the youngsters are not in school. The system was set up to provide retroactive payment to any kids who missed school due to any...

Requesting a Social Security Card? SSA Have a New Option

A recent Social Security update highlighted another on-line screening tool that you can use to find out the best way to apply for a new or replacement Social Security card. By visiting this page Social Security Number and Card | SSA you can now reportedly establish...

EID to Scrap Income and Resource Limits!

In what must be hailed as an inspired move the Maryland Department of Health recently announced some groundbreaking changes to the Employed Individuals with Disabilities (EID) program. At present any working Marylander who has a disability can become eligible for EID...

Project Home: CARE in the Community

There being no evident Social Security updates yet for June we’re going to have a look at a state-run project that provides a housing option for individuals with disabilities. Project Home, also known as the Certified Adult Residential Environment (CARE) project, or...

BEST Practices: SSA Unveils Reference Guide on Benefits Eligibility

In a recent announcement Social Security has drawn our attention to an on-line guide for anyone with limited means who’s looking to see what benefits they may qualify for. The Benefits Eligibility Screening Tool (BEST), which can be accessed here Welcome to SSA BEST |...

Medicare Website Now More User-Friendly

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have been working on improvements to their www.medicare.gov website in the past year and have given it something of a new look. Reportedly having listened to feedback from those that visit the site the updates are...

CMS Effectively Extends Medicare General Enrollment Period to the End of 2022

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) had acknowledged that many Medicare beneficiaries may not have been able to enroll or disenroll in Medicare Part B and premium Part A plans during the normal General Enrollment Period owing to issues over being able...

Job Alert: SOAR Specialist Needed

The SSI/SSDI Outreach Access and Recovery (SOAR) Initiative has been helping individuals who are homeless, or at risk of homelessness, negotiate the complicated and arduous process of applying for SSI and SSDI benefits. SOAR specialists have established an expedited...

Change in Survivor’s Benefits Rules Grants Eligibility to Same-sex Partners

As the result of two class action lawsuits that were successfully brought by the surviving partners of same-sex relationships Social Security has changed its policy on eligibility for Survivor's Benefits. Helen Thornton was in a long-term relationship with her...

MD-EN is Hiring!

Our sister organization, the Maryland Employment Network, is currently looking to hire a Career Consultant. Here’s all the wonderful things they have to say about the position: This full-time, contractual position is highly independent and requires that candidates...