November, 2017

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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 hope that you will come to hear all of the exciting speakers we have scheduled for 2017!

OFFICERS FOR 2017!

2018 DACCS OFFICERS NEEDED!
DO YOU HAVE AN OFFICER YOU WOULD LIKE TO NOMINATE IN 2018?
IF YES, PLEASE CONTACT EARL REYNOLDS @
reynoeb@danvilleva.gov

President – Pat Daniels
Vice President – Sto Belongia
Secretary – Tess Moss
Treasurer – Clem Oliver
Newsletter – J. Adama Vacanti/Website
Members at Large - J.Adama Vacanti, Maurice Marable, Ronnie Pannell, Cathy Hunt,
Shelia Harden, Earl Reynolds

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Danville Area Council of Community Services (DACCS) Meeting

Friday, November 17, 2017

Golden Corral Buffet Restaurant
195 Holt Garrison Pkwy, Danville, VA
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Chris Wright
Vice President of Mission Services
Goodwill Industries

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MONTHLY DACCS MEETINGS ARE BACK IN 2017!

  • THE GREEN BOOK IS PUBLISHED ONLINE @ www.daccs.org!
  • THE ONLINE GREEN BOOK WILL BE UPDATED QUARTERLY.
  • WITH THE ONLINE GREEN BOOK YOU WILL ABLE TO:
    • DOWNLOAD IN PDF
    • VIEW IT ON YOUR MOBILE DEVICE
    • PRINT IT
    • SEARCH THE ENTIRE BOOK
    • SHARE ON SOCIAL MEDIA (Facebook, Twitter, Google +, etc.)
    • SEND THROUGH EMAIL
    • ADD BOOKMARKS, NOTES, AND HIGHLIGHT ONLINE (viewable only by the one that adds them)
    • YOU'RE JUST A CLICK AWAY FROM WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING FOR

    PLEASE CHECK YOUR LISTING @ www.daccs.org
    SUBMIT ANY CHANGES VIA THE CHANGE REQUEST FORM.

    THE GREEN BOOK in paper
    IS READY!

REMINDER: IN ORDER TO SECURE YOUR
FREE
GREEN BOOKS!
YOUR DUES FOR 2017 MUST BE PAID!

Two free books for individual members
Five free books for organizations

Pick-up Locations:

  • Danville Social Security Office
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Danville Area

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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 Sto Belongia or email him @ Sto Belongia SBelongia@drrcva.org for details.

Your lunch will be provided.

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

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

 

During the holiday season, most of us, regardless of religion or beliefs, focus on the children we love. Caring for children is one of the best ways to safeguard the future. And we at Social Security know a thing or two about helping children.

The application for a Social Security number and card is sometimes overlooked in the paperwork that parents fill out in preparation for a child’s birth. Typically, the hospital will ask new mothers if they want to apply for a Social Security number for their newborn as part of the birth registration process. This is the easiest and fastest way to apply. The Social Security card typically arrives about a week to ten days after that little bundle of joy! You can learn about Social Security numbers for children by reading our publication, Social Security Numbers for Children, available at www.socialsecurity.gov/pubs.

A child needs a Social Security number if he or she is going to have a bank account, if a relative is buying savings bonds for the child, if the child will have medical coverage, or if the child will receive government services. You will also need a Social Security number for a child to claim him or her on your tax returns.

If you wait to apply, you will have to visit a Social Security office and you will need to:

    • Complete an Application for a Social Security Card (Form SS-5);
    • Show us original documents proving your child’s U.S. citizenship, age, and identity; and
    • Show us documents proving your identity.

A child age 12 or older requesting an original Social Security number must appear in person for the interview, even though a parent or guardian will sign the application on the child’s behalf.

Children with disabilities are among our most vulnerable citizens. Social Security is dedicated to helping those with qualifying disabilities and their families through the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program. To qualify for SSI:

    • The child must have a physical or mental condition, or a combination of conditions, resulting in “marked and severe functional limitations.” This means that the condition(s) must severely limit your child’s activities;
    • The child’s condition(s) must be severe, last for at least 12 months, or be expected to result in death; and
    • The child must not be working and earning more than the Substantial Gainful Activity limit ($1,180 a month in 2018).

If your child’s condition(s) does not result in “marked and severe limitations,” or does not result in those limitations lasting for at least 12 months, your child will not qualify for SSI.

Family resources are also considered. If the parents of the child or children have more resources than are allowed, then the child or children will not qualify for SSI. You can read more about children’s benefits at www.socialsecurity.gov/pubs/EN-05-10026.pdf.

Visit www.socialsecurity.gov/people/kids to learn more about all we do to care for children. Social Security is with you and your children through your life’s journey, securing today and tomorrow.

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It is that time a year again, don’t forget to pay your
DACCS dues for 2017.

GREEN BOOK UPDATE!

REMEMBER THE GREEN BOOK IS
ONLINE WITH CURRENT
INFORMATION.

CHECK US OUT @ The Green Book

DO YOU NEED TO UPDATE YOUR INFORMATION IN THE GREEN BOOK?

Go to the Change Request form and submit your changes.

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PAY YOUR DUES ONLINE USING PAYPAL OR ANY MAJOR CREDIT CARD
ALSO PAY WITH A SUBSCRIPTION!

Click her to pay.