Meet the Team, Staff Spotlight: Rachael Savoie

By Lyndsy Gamet, Stakeholder and Network Partners Manager, MiCAFE Rachael Savoie is the Human Resources Specialist for Elder Law of Michigan, Inc. She is always punctual and precise, Rachael clearly takes pride in making sure that her colleagues have their needs met. She has unlimited patience and understanding with those to whom she speaks.  Rachael always ensures that clients who call Elder Law of Michigan connect with the correct department.  Rachael has a radiating and positive spirit, and we are lucky to have her in our office. How did you … Continue reading Meet the Team, Staff Spotlight: Rachael Savoie

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First Day of Fall: Saturday, September 22, 2018

By Rachael Savoie, Human Resources For me, fall to me is the most wonderful time of the year. I love everything about fall, from the trees changing beautiful colors, to the holidays we celebrate like Halloween and Thanksgiving. One thing I can’t wait to do is take my family to the local cider mill. We love getting warm homemade doughnuts and cider; and picking out … Continue reading First Day of Fall: Saturday, September 22, 2018

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Social Security Q&A Part 13

By: Vonda VanTil, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist Question: How do I know if I’ve worked long enough to get Social Security disability benefits? Answer: To get Social Security disability benefits, you must meet the definition of disability under the Social Security Act. And you must have worked long enough — and recently enough — under Social Security to qualify for disability benefits. The amount … Continue reading Social Security Q&A Part 13

If You are Young and Lose a Parent

By: Vonda VanTil, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist Social Security is here for young people when a parent passes away. We know that the loss of a parent isn’t just emotionally painful; it can be devastating to a family’s finances. In the same way that Social Security helps to lift up the disabled and elderly when they need it, we support families when an income-earning … Continue reading If You are Young and Lose a Parent

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Achieving Self-Support with Social Security

By Vonda Vantil, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist Work means different things to different people, but it can give you a sense of self, a community to rely on, and much-needed structure. Some people define themselves through their careers, while others enjoy the social aspect of their jobs. If you rely on Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments and want to start working or return to … Continue reading Achieving Self-Support with Social Security

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Don’t Be Misled By False Medicare or Social Security Ads

By Vonda Vantil, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist Online and otherwise, there’s a lot of information out there, and sometimes it’s difficult to tell what sources are credible. With millions of people relying on Social Security, scammers target audiences who are looking for program and benefit information. The law that addresses misleading Social Security and Medicare advertising prohibits people or non-government businesses from using words … Continue reading Don’t Be Misled By False Medicare or Social Security Ads

Meet the Team, Staff Spotlight: Sheila Robison

By Mary Beth Daley, Staff Accountant  What a privilege it was to do this assignment with Sheila. I so enjoyed the opportunity to get to know more about what makes Sheila “tick,” if you will. And what did I discover? I discovered a truly compassionate woman with a servant’s heart. Let me share just a bit of what I learned.  I asked Sheila, “Before working at Elder … Continue reading Meet the Team, Staff Spotlight: Sheila Robison