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The Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income programs protect some of the most vulnerable people in our society. A successful disability program must evolve and support making the right decision as early in the process as possible. To help us do that, we must modernize the rules and standards we use to evaluate...
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Searching for a job can be overwhelming. There are so many places online to look for job postings that it’s hard to know where to begin. To help you get started, we’ve added a new tool to our website. Our new Find a Job page lists a number of organizations that have job search resources...
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With Valentine’s Day just a few days away, you might be feeling more anxious than excited to celebrate with your special someone due to money issues. When thinking of Valentine’s Day, some may have illusions of grandeur that involve an expensive dinner, dozens of long stem roses, champagne and jewelry. But Valentine’s Day shouldn’t be...
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Today is Bubblegum Day 2020! In 1928 “Walter Diemer, an employee of the Fleer Corporation, created the first marketable version of bubble gum, eventually branded Dubble Bubble. He used a pink dye because that’s all that was available.” -Wiki. My sister taught me how to blow bubbles when I was a kid. I always preferred...
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Bankruptcy filings increased slightly for the 12-month period ending Dec. 31, 2019, compared with cases for the year ending Dec. 31, 2018, according to statistics released by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts. It was the second straight quarter that bankruptcy filings rose, after annual declines lasting nearly a decade. Annual bankruptcy filings totaled...
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Security Best Practices for National Change Your Password Day: 🔐 Enforce a strong password policy. 🔐 Don’t store your passwords out in the open. 🔐 Implement 2 factor authentication in your IT environment. 🔐 Enable 2 factor authentication on your personal accounts. 🔐 Consider using password management software. 🔐 Password protect and secure your mobile...
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Following is a line-by-line summary of Form 22A and various recurring disposable income issues likely to arise in chapter 7 under the BAPCPA provisions of 11 U.S.C. § 707(b). The summary gives the position of the United States Trustee Program (USTP) on these issues. For ease of reference, the USTP positions are listed in summary...
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If you haven’t already, you should be getting your W-2 or 1099 any day now.  Next you will be gearing up to file your taxes. TAX PREPARATION SERVICES CAN BE EXPENSIVE. Through the IRS, “the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help to people who generally make $56,000 or less, persons with...
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