November, 2015

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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 2015!

2015 DACCS Officers

President – Earl Reynolds
Vice President – Pat Daniels
Secretary – Tytiana Dennis
Treasurer – Clem Oliver
Newsletter/Website – J. Adama Vacanti
Members at Large - Nicole Crews, Brooke Saunders

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DACCS Meeting
January 22, 2016
12:00 pm – 1:00 p.m.
Golden Corral Buffet Restaurant
195 Holt Garrison Pkwy, Danville, VA


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  • DACCS NEW QUARTERLY MEETINGS
    • January 22, 2016
    • April 22, 2016
    • July 22, 2016
    • October 28, 2016
  • 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
2016 MUST BE PAID !

Two free books for individual members
Five free books for organizations

Pick-up Locations:

  • Virginia Department of Veterans Services
  • 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 Pat Daniels or J. Adama Vacanti 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.

If you are interested in being an officer in DACCS for the year 2016 or please contact J. Adama Vacanti or  Pat Daniels

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

For many of us, preparing for winter involves pulling out heavy coats from the closet and making sure our vehicle is ready for intense weather. Whether your winter brings snow, ice, or flooding, you need to be prepared.

Preparing for a possible physical or mental disability is the same. Many people don’t think of disability as something that could happen to them. Statistics show the chances of becoming disabled are greater than most realize. Fifty-six million Americans, or 1-in-5, live with a disability. Thirty-eight million Americans, or 1-in-10, live with a severe disability. A sobering fact for 20 year-olds is that more than a quarter of them will become disabled before reaching retirement age. Disability can happen to anyone. But who is prepared?

When disability does happen, Social Security can help people meet their basic needs. Our disability programs provide financial and medical benefits for those who qualify to pay for doctors’ visits, medicines, and treatments. You can learn more about how you might be covered if you are disabled at www.socialsecurity.gov/planners/disability.

Social Security pays benefits to people who worked and paid Social Security taxes, but who can no longer work and whose medical condition meets the strict definition of disability under the Social Security Act. A person is considered disabled under this definition if he or she cannot work due to a severe medical condition that has lasted or is expected to last at least one year or result in death.

The person's medical condition must prevent him or her from doing work that he or she did in the past, and it must prevent the person from adjusting to other work based on their age, education, and experience.

Supplemental Security Income (SSI), our other disability program, is a needs-based program for people with limited income and resources.

You can find all the information you need about eligibility and benefits available to you by reading our publication, Disability Benefits, available at www.socialsecurity.gov/pubs.

While extreme winter weather may not affect all of us, the risk of being disabled and needing help isn’t based on geography. Chances are you know someone who is disabled or perhaps you live with a disability. If you wish to help a friend or family member — or need to plan for disability yourself — visit www.socialsecurity.gov/disability.

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HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

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ATTENTION VETERANS

If your DD214 has been lost, misplaced or destroyed, we can order a copy for you at no charge. Come by our office for assistance.
Vietnam veterans may be eligible for disability compensation and health care benefits for diseases that VA has recognized as associated with exposure to Agent Orange and other herbicides. For a list of these diseases or to discuss eligibility and the application process, please come by our office.

Monday – Friday 8:30AM – 4:30PM
Virginia Department of Veterans Services
139A Deer Run Road
Danville, VA  24540

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THE NETWORK GRANTS AVAILABLE

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It is that time a year again, don’t forget to pay your
DACCS dues for 2015.

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.