We all know how important it is to save for the future, but sometimes it’s difficult to figure out where to start. Luckily, there is a new solution for people with disabilities and their loved ones to begin saving and investing. Ohio’s new STABLE Accounts are exclusively for people with disabilities and are a simple and easy way to get started! Read More ›
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We are lucky enough to live in a world full of unique people of every ability. We ALL have a story and the more we learn about each other’s stories, the stronger we become as a whole. Take a moment to explore these FAQs about developmental disabilities and challenge your knowledge about the diverse abilities in your community!
What is a Payee?
According to the Social Security Administration, a representative payee is a person or organization appointed to receive the Social Security or SSI benefits for anyone who can’t manage their own benefits. It can be a friend or family member or organizational payee. When choosing a payee consider choosing someone the beneficiary feels will support them in participating in managing their money. Read More ›
Summit DD Service and Support Administrator’s, or SSAs, coordinate services using a person-centered approach and work with each person to develop an individual budget for services that meet their needs and fit their budget. Most adults supported by Summit DD are funded through a Federal Medicaid Waiver. In these cases Medicaid pays approximately 60% of the costs for services and Summit DD (through local levy dollars) pays a 40% share of services. If an individual does not qualify for Medicaid, services are paid for using local levy dollars. Read More ›