Federation of the Blind hears from Tim Benthal about work benefits

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Posted 3/8/19

The South East Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind met in February with guest speaker Tim Benthal about "Benefits To Work." He spoke about how much money you could earn while working and …

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Federation of the Blind hears from Tim Benthal about work benefits

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The South East Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind met in February with guest speaker Tim Benthal about "Benefits To Work." He spoke about how much money you could earn while working and how it would affect your SSI or SSDI check. He also explained that on SSI, that you could only have $2,000 in a savings account and on SSDI there is no limiting the amount in a savings account.

If you’re blind or visually impaired, you have the opportunity to have extra benefits and deductions while working. The Federation wanted to give a huge “thank you” to Companion Funeral Home. They are the new sponsor for providing lunch at monthly meetings. Members enjoyed sandwiches from Jimmy Johns. Great American Cookie Company donated a cookie cake.

The South East Chapter is an active, social, support and advocacy group for the blind and visually impaired of Bradley County and surrounding areas. The next meeting is Thursday, March 21, at The Cleveland Family YMCA located at 220 Urbane Road in the Party Room from 1-3 p.m. The guest speaker will be Signal Center about the topic of "Assistive Technology."

The next activity is Tuesday, March 12, at AMC Movie Theater at Bradley Square Mall, 200 Paul Huff Parkway. The event  is a screening of "Madea Family Funeral," but the time is yet to be determined. Please bring money for movie and snack bar.

If you know anyone who is blind or visually impaired, please invite them to come and join the support group. If you have any questions about  the support group, please call Christy at 423-665-2954 or send an email to secnfb@gmail.com. Also, go check out our Facebook page called “NFB Cleveland Tn” or go to the following link:

https://www.facebook.com/NFB-Cleveland-Tn-342152519970993/ 

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