The Advanced Course of Social Security Disability & SSI

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The Social Security Counseling Center is offering a seminar on “The Advanced Course of Social Security Disability & SSI” scheduled for October 18, 2017, at the Westin Southfield Detroit, Algonquin Ballroom, 1500 Town Center, Southfield, MI, 48075, from 8:15 AM to 12:00 Noon.

Itinerary:

  • 8am-9am:  Sign-in and Continental Breakfast
  • 9am-12pm:  Seminar – The Advanced Course of Social Security Disability & SSI – “The things Social Security doesn’t tell you.

Price:  $35.00 per attendee.  Visit this site for more information and to register for the event in advance: http://www.sshelpcenter.com/events/.

It is suggested that you have at least attended one of their previous sessions on the basics to gain the most from this upcoming event. Some of the topics to be discussed are returning to work while receiving benefits, in-kind support and maintenance deductions from SSI Benefits, events affecting SSI payments such as living arrangements, work activity, marital status including “significant other” relationships, presumptive disability, trial work periods, unsuccessful work attempts, and moving to another state or out of the country.

Social workers or case managers see Continuing Ed Credits information on registration form. For more information, go to http://www.sshelpcenter.com/events/.

 

The 24th Annual MGA Golf Classic Was a Great Success!

Thanks to the hard work and dedication of Mark & Nancy Hosking and family – Leanne Hosking, Heather Hosking and Kristin & Mark Dalessandro!!!!

MGA appreciates all the time and effort the Hosking family has put in to help raise funds in support of MGA’s goal which is to assist persons diagnosed with MG, their families and/or caretakers. Read more about the event…

The event was held on Friday, June 16, 2017, at the Inn at St. John Golf Course in Plymouth. The weather on golf day was just great. Mostly sunny with some clouds and cool. All 63 golfers had a great time, along with the volunteers. Theme baskets were again raffled, along with our major raffle.

Winners of the major raffle were:

1st Prize (Crystal Mountain golf/ski package) – Kathryn Chrzanowski
2nd Prize (Diamond Pendant donated by Weinstein Jewelers) – Helga Freitag
3rd Prize ($500) – Shawn Shelby

Additional raffle items were: A special Dino Ciccarelli Red Wing jersey, owned and donated by the Hosking family, which was personally autographed by Dino Ciccarelli and beautifully framed, and three Red Wings signed pictures donated by David Harrison.

We thank our members who supported not only the golf raffle, but also had family members golf for the benefit of MGA. Andrea Fuller’s sister and brother-in-law, Robert and Angela Long, brought 16 golfers to enjoy the day and great camaraderie. All the Hoskings golfed with their friends, as well as many of Mark’s business associates. Dick Giba, President of MGA and Jane Horal, MGA Board Vice-President also golfed, along with former Board member, Dale Shomo.

We would also like to thank our major sponsors – PLEASE PATRONIZE OUR SPONSORS:

Crystal Mountain Resort
Weinstein Jewelers of Novi
Miller Vein (Jeffrey H. Miller, MD)
ATM 1000 LLC
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Carl’s Golfland
Cornerstone Benefits
Cornerstone Group
Cranbrook Wealth Management
Government Cheese
Absopure Water

In addition, thank you to Miguel Perez, Golf Manager, Inn at St. John’s Golf Course and all his staff, including the servers at dinner, MGA Volunteers –Andy and Linda Lukacs, Raelene Tucker, Alex Tucker, Joanne Westenberg and Janet Bartello, and Joanne’s friends, Marge Jenkins and Nancy Williams, who came to volunteer. A special thank you to George Kingston who came all the way from Grand Blanc and Gary D’Alessandro, our Hole-in-One spotters, as well as our “carry-all” helpers.

Initiated this year was a golf auction provided by DC Sports (DetroitCitySports.com) that helped the MGA bottom line with additional proceeds. We thank them for their time and the great products that were brought in.

We deeply missed Fred Brown, our major golf raffle volunteer and best friend to MGA, who passed away in December, 2016. We express our thanks to Helen Brown, his widow, who purchased many raffle tickets, along with family members, to help MGA. Fred was part of the MGA golf event for over 10 years and Helen continues to support our work on behalf of persons struggling with this neuromuscular disease.