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Social Security launches – iAppeals -- an improved online Appeals Process #SSI

Over the weekend, Social Security launched – iAppeals --an improved online appeals process. Driven by your feedback, the improvements provide a better user experience. The enhancements include: The ability to provide documents electronically when you file your appeal; The ability to accept online appeals from people living outside the United States; Improved navigation and on-screen help; and, Clearer language and less jargon. As a reminder, representatives who request, and are eligible for, direct fee payment  must  file disability appeals online, and now it is easier than ever to do so. You can now upload documents to support your appeal disabilityssi/appeal.html ·           The Appeals Process ·           Your Right To Question The Decision Made On Your Claim ·           Your Right To Question A Decision Made On Your Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Claim ·           Your Right To An Administrative Law Judge Hearing And Appeals Council

#Genetics clinic for #Spanish-speaking patients now open

IU Health Physicians Medical and Molecular Genetics has opened a new outpatient clinic to serve Spanish-speaking families. The clinic is coordinated by Wilfredo Torres-Martinez, M.D., IU School of Medicine associate professor of clinical medical and molecular genetics and of clinical obstetrics and gynecology. Dr. Torres-Martinez has more than 20 years of experience in the fields of birth defects, inherited and non-inherited genetic conditions and hereditary cancer. "Bilingual proficiency enhances our ability to best serve our local Spanish-speaking patients without the need to communicate through an interpreter," Dr. Torres-Martinez said. "This makes the experience for those families less stressful and helps facilitate better understanding for patients seeking information and advice." Clinic appointments will be scheduled the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month from  10 a.m. to noon  in the IUSM Department of Medical and Molecular Genetics office, l

RCDC Seeking Family Applicants for Trainee Position

Founded in 1970, the Riley Child Development Center (RCDC) has served Indiana’s children and their families for more than 40 years. The RCDC provides interdisciplinary diagnosis, treatment and follow up of children from infancy to adulthood that have known or suspected developmental delays, behavior and/or learning problems and stressful life situations. The center is located at Riley Hospital for Children, and is a program of the IU School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics. The RCDC is part of a national network of training programs that provide intensive interdisciplinary assessment services funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau.The center’s mission is to support the independence, productivity and integration into the community of all citizens across the lifespan with neuro-developmental and related disabilities. Who is eligible for Training at the RCDC? The RCDC offers practicum, internship, & fellowship training for the students in the following di

Legislative Update #INLegis

Family Voices Indiana shares the following legislative information from the Indiana Coalition for Human Services: Legislative Session The  Indiana General Assembly  has convened for the 2015 legislative session.  Calendars  have been posted for the Senate and the House of Representatives.   Tools to help you follow the action at the statehouse this session include: ICHS bill list  (updated regularly) IGA  Committee lists Find your legislator  search tool List of all current  bills  posted  Budget Information The 2015-2017  budget process  is in motion.  Below are some tools that can help you track its progress. View a  quick summary  of human services in the House amended version of the budget View the  House amended version of the budget View the Governor's introduced budget bill,  HB1001 View the  Governor's recommended budget plan  presented to House Ways and Means Jan. 20 Governor Pence has released the  2015-2017 budget forecast The General Fund

Seeking Families for Student Interviews: $50 Stipend

Family Voices Indiana shares this opportunity to positively impact future nurse practitioners and social workers: Seeking families who are willing to be interviewed by Graduate Students about their experiences raising a child with special health care needs or disabilities. Interviews will take place during the Spring Semester of 2015 at mutually agreed upon times.   Families will receive a $50.00 stipend for their participation. 14 parents for class of Nurse Practitioners: Looking for all kinds of disabilities for children under 18 Preference for in person interviews in Central IN, but could be via phone anywhere in the state Interested families should send the following to   Adult Name Child Name Child Age Child Diagnosis Phone number to reach adult Email to reach adult Best days and times to reach adult Address