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Essential Elements of a Good Business Plan. What are the key elements of a business plan?

Essential Elements of a Good Business Plan

From market analysis to your company financials, this guide walks you through the essential components of your plan, including how to develop a funding request. Your executive summary is a snapshot of your business plan as a whole and touches on your company profile and goals. Read these tips about what to include. Before launching your business, it is essential for you to research your business industry, market and competitors. Your company description provides information on what you do, what differentiates your business from others, and the markets your business serves. Kansas Department of Health and Environment: Division of Health Care Finance Woking Healthy Medicaid But-In Program.

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Rhonda's comment: This website is the entire Social Security site translated into Spanish. I am not a native Spanish speaker (or even fluent) but I find this website to contain all of the information the website in English has. I feel that this is a wonderful resource for families that use English as a second language in their home. It will help reduce the chances of a family misinterpreting what the paperwork is tell them. I wish they had the SS site translated into more languages than just Spanish. – dbardwell

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Administración del Seguro Social de los EE. UU.

Social Security Disability Help - Find Out if you Qualify for Benefits. SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY RESOURCE CENTER - HOW TO APPLY AND QUALIFY FOR SSD AND SSI BENEFITS. Social Security Ticket to Work Program.

The site below gives some good career planning information. The second link gives a great outline of how to structure a business plan. I use these quite often. – dbardwell

Choose Work for Service Providers - EN Home - yourtickettowork.com. As of April 16, 2014: IWPs/TARs submitted through April 15, 2014 are currently being processed. (This does NOT apply to eTicket assignment uploaded through the portal) Ticket Holder status in the Portal and IVR is up to date, with the last file processed dated April 14, 2014. Section 503 Regulations are in Effect! Learn about changes to regulations governing Section 503 and how to locate Federal contractors on our dedicated Section 503 webpage located in the Information Center.

Section 503 Community of Practice is Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. EST. Topic: Capacity Building and Sharing Click above for more information. Consumer's Quick Guide to Ticket to Work in Kansas — Disability Rights Center of Kansas. Social Security Ticket to Work Program.

An individual can utilize any other SSA work incentive without utilizing the Ticket to Work program. The added benefits of the Ticket program are the services provided by the Employment Network and the protection from the medical reviews. – dbardwell
The Ticket to Work program is a free, voluntary program that not only supports work, but career development in it's participants. The Ticket to Work program works with other SSA work incentives to allow individuals to explore employment - initially without the fear of losing their benefits. A person becomes eligible for Ticket to Work once they start receiving SSI or disability benefits as long as they are between the ages of 18 - 64. SSA does not mail out paper tickets anymore. The Ticket program is managed by an independent contractor, Maximus, for SSA. – dbardwell

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Benefits. Understanding Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Generally, the maximum Federal SSI benefit changes yearly.

I'm not sure what misconceptions are out there since I mainly see individuals only at the time they are filing for benefis. When individuals do come into file, it is explained to them that SSI is a needs-based program. We count most income they receive in a month and this income can reduce their SSI payment. We also have a resource limit of $2000 for an adult who is not married. When we look at resources, we count money in bank accounts, investments, savings bonds, some trusts, some burial funds/contracts, any real estate other than the home they live in, and the value of any additional vehicles (we exclude the most valuable vehicle). – dbardwell
We explain to beneficiaries the importance of reporting any changes to SSA. This can include changes in income, resources, living arragements, marital status, and eligibility for other benefits. If something changes and we find out after the fact - at the time of a review, the beneficiary may be overpaid for past months. – dbardwell
Comments from Kate Rader to questions posed by KU classmates: Social Security routinely conducts medical reviews on individuals receiving disability and SSI benefits. Depending on the severity of the impairment, we conduct these reviews every 3, 5, or 7 years. We also conduct a medical review for children turning 18 so we can evaluate their disability using adult standards. – dbardwell
During these reviews the we ask the parent or guardian to complete a medical review form (SSA-3368 for the age 18 reviews) that lists all the child's doctors, hospitalizations, as well as, vocational rehabilitation and school information. Once the disability examiners evaluates these forms, if they need additional information they may send for medical and school records. Generally, if they need information concering the child's ability to function, they will send a form out to a teacher, special ed coordinator, or IEP manager for completion. It is not mandatory for educators to compete this form, however, it does provide valuable information to the disaiblity examiner in determining if the child still meets SSA's disability definition.* *For individuals over age 18, SSA defines disability as the inability to work at a subtantial gainful activity level (earning more than $1070 in gross wages monthly for 2014); impairment is expected to last 12 months or longer; or result in death. – dbardwell

SSI benefits will automatically increase in 2014 because there was an increase in the Consumer Price Index from the third quarter of 2012 to the third quarter of 2013.

Understanding Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

Effective January 1, 2014, the Federal benefit rate is $721 for an individual and $1,082 for a couple. Some States supplement the Federal SSI benefit with additional payments. This makes the total SSI benefit levels higher in those States. SSI benefit amounts and State supplemental payment amounts vary based upon your income, living arrangements, and other factors. SSI and Children with Disabilities: Just the Facts. Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for low-income disabled children are back in the news, in part because of a recent New York Times column by Nicholas Kristof.[1] Unfortunately, the program is being subject to some sharp criticism that is based on misunderstanding of key issues related to SSI for poor children with disabilities.

Rhonda's comments: From the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. This is an informative article about items such as the number of children receiving SSI benefits is increasing, how do children qualify and how long can they receive benefits. – dbardwell

Discussion and debates concerning this program should be rooted in facts and data, not impressions, misimpressions, and anecdotes.

SSI and Children with Disabilities: Just the Facts

Here, we present basic facts about the program and try to clear up some significant misunderstandings.[2] Is the number of children receiving SSI benefits mushrooming? In a word, no. Who qualifies? SSI Spotlight on Deeming Parental Income and Resources. The Work Site - Work Incentives Planning and Assistance. The Work Site. Are You A Social Security Beneficiary?

The Work Site

Learn about Ticket to Work! The Ticket To Work Program can help Social Security beneficiaries go to work, get a good job that may lead to a career, save more money, and become financially independent, all while they keep their health coverage. Ticket to Work is a free and voluntary program that gives beneficiaries real choices that can help them create and lead better lives. Individuals who receive Social Security benefits because of a disability probably already qualify for the program. Learn more about how to get started making these choices.