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Criminal Records and Employment

Whether you are applying for a new job or a promotion, the likelihood of the employer conducting a criminal background check is high. If you have a criminal background, checking into whether or not the record could be removed is well worth the effort. Maryland law states that if an individual has their record removed, disclosure of the record is …

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Where the Jobs Are

With so many Resources for You/All Resources available to help people find jobs, it can be confusing and overwhelming on where to start. Here are some suggestions on how to start your search. Finding a job can be a bit overwhelming. Here are some suggestion on how to start your search. Where to start Networking is an important part of …

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Getting the Job You Want

Let’s explore some of these questions to help you find and keep a job as well as moving ahead in your career. If you have someone helping you, they can work with you as you consider these questions and develop skills for successful employment. Tips to help you get and keep the job you want. Finding the Right Job 10 …

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Employment Supports and Services

You do not have to find a job all by yourself! There are a number of places where you can get a lot of good services. These four agencies are a good place to start. If you were in school until you were 21 years old – you should probably start with the Developmental Disabilities Administration, If you are being …

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Benefits Counseling

Benefits counseling provides information about how working may affect your financial and health benefits. In Maryland, these counselors are called Community Work Incentives Coordinators (CWICs) and they work for Work Incentives Planning and Assistance (WIPA). The WIPA program is funded by the Social Security Administration (SSA) to provide you with information about the impact of working on your SSI or …

Work Incentives

Work Incentives

Work incentives are rules that make it possible for people with disabilities to receive income from work and still receive Social Security benefits, Medicare, or Medicaid. If going to work or working more hours puts your Medicaid services at risk, this program might be for you. The EID program allows increased income and resources for Medicaid eligibility. This is an …

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Keep Your Money Safe

Why is it important to know how to protect your personal and financial information? If people illegally get your information, they might use it to steal your money. This is called identity theft and it is against the law. One of the most common ways to steal your identity is to trick you into giving out personal information such as …

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Budgeting Tips

Most people who earn money find that unless they have a plan, it gets spent quickly. A budget is simply a plan on how you manage your money. A budget tracks all the money that comes in and how you want to use it. You can make a budget by writing it down in a notebook. It is a good …

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Be a Smart Shopper

One way to spend your money wisely is to be a smart shopper. That means shopping around to compare prices to make sure you are getting a good deal. You can also find out if or when an item you want goes on sale for less money. Ads can sometimes derail your spending plan. Ads are on TVs, radios, the …