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December, 2012

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Thank you for your newsletter information. 

REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR NEWS ITEMS NO LATER THAN THE 10TH OF EVERY MONTH!

Keep them coming!

The Board is working hard to build up DACCS membership at the meetings. We know that you have a busy schedule but we are hoping you will be at as many meetings this year as possible!

2013 DACCS Officers

President – Nicole Crews
Vice President – J. Adama Vacanti 
Secretary – Clem Oliver
Treasurer – Bernice Gammon
Alternative Treasurer - Melinda Dalton
Membership – Amy Bracey
Newsletter – Clem Oliver
Members at Large - Earl B. Reynolds Jr, Van Avery, Pat Daniel

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DACCS Meeting
Friday, January 25, 2013
 12 noon at Golden Corral Restaurant
Speaker

James F. Bebeau, M.S., LPC
Executive Director
Danville-Pittsylvania Community Services

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DACCS Announcements! 
February Meeting
Friday, February 22, 2013
 12 noon at Golden Corral Restaurant
Speaker To Be Annouced

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If you would like to be our Guest Speaker at one of the DACCS Meetings to discuss your organization, please see Nicole Crews for details. Your lunch will be provided.

Do you have news to share to put in the DACCS newsletter?
If so, please contact: Clem Oliver with your information.
All information is needed by the 10th of each month.

If you are interested in being an officer in DACCS for the year 2013 or please contact Mrs. Pattie Deshazor or  Clem Oliver

 

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Social Security Column
By J. Adama Vacanti
Social Security District Manager in Danville, VA

A “RAISE” FOR PEOPLE WHO GET SOCIAL SECURITY

As we ring in a new year, we can expect to see a number of changes. Social Security is no exception: in 2013, people who receive Social Security or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments will see their benefits increase.

Beginning in 2013, a 1.7 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) was applied to all Social Security and SSI payments. The average monthly Social Security benefit for a retired worker in 2013 is $1,261 (up from $1,240 in 2012) and the average monthly Social Security benefit for a disabled worker in 2013 is $1,132 (up from $1,113 in 2012). These changes were reflected in SSI payments dated December 31, 2012 and Social Security payments dated in January 2013.

For people who receive SSI, the maximum federal payment amount has risen to $710 (up from $698).

Other Social Security changes in 2013 are worth noting. For example, a worker now pays Social Security tax on up to $113,700 of annual income (up from $110,100 in 2012). A worker earns one credit after paying taxes on $1,160 in earnings in 2013 (up from $1,130). As always, a worker may earn a maximum of four credits each year and a person generally needs forty credits (or ten years of work) to be eligible for retirement benefits.

To learn more about these and other changes for 2013, visit the Social Security website at www.socialsecurity.gov, and read our fact sheet about the changes at www.socialsecurity.gov/pressoffice/factsheets/colafacts2013.htm.

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It is that time a year again, don’t forget to pay your DACCS dues for 2013.

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STRENGTHENING FAMILIES PROGRAM
Strengthening Families Program, a program to improve family relationships is scheduled to begin January 14.
The program will be held at West Main Baptist Church from 5:30 – 8:00PM on Mondays and Tuesdays through March 5.
This session is for families with children between 6 and 10 years old.
We provide transportation, dinner for the family and childcare for children under 6 years.
For additional information or to register, contact Jennifer Finney 434-797-3981 ext. 15

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Big Brothers Big Sisters will decorate their Christmas tree at The Institute for Advanced Learning and Research, everyone please go view and vote for it. Viewing starts November 20, 2012. 
Also, mark your calendars for March 9, 2013, Bowl For Kids’ Sake event.

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS
DACCS MEMBERS!