SKIL was created by; is driven by; and is focused on persons with disabilities, their families, and communities. We provide Advocacy, Education, and Support with Customer Controlled services to break down and remove existing barriers and bridge social gaps to ensure and preserve Equality and Independence for all.

If you are not working or working reduced hours due to COVID-19, you may be eligible for Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits.

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Due to the potential spread of the Corona Virus, all SKIL Offices will be closed to visitors and the general public until further notice.

SKIL staff will continue providing services while the offices are closed. Communication, during this time, will take place through phone, email or fax. If needing to turn in or receive a hire packet and/or other paperwork, we encourage you to send your information by email to your local SKIL office. When bringing paperwork to SKIL offices during regular business hours, call that office, and someone will come to the door to assist you.  DSW Essential Worker - Proof Form


 IMPORTANT NOTICE!

ALL Exception forms are due by the 5th & the 20th of the Month.
Exception forms received late will be paid on the Late Batch, which is called in ON paydays.

Any time sheet received past 10:00 am on Paydays WILL pay the FOLLOWING pay date.

This change is in accordance with The Federal Reserve requirements of our Financial Institution.
Please be sure to use the Authenticare Call system for prompt payment.


 

 

 

Stakeholder Meetings in six communities

NOTICE OF STAKEHOLDER MEETINGS
 
Individuals and organizations interested in employment and independent living services for Kansans with disabilities are invited to participate in a series of regional Stakeholder Meetings to be hosted in November and December 2012 by Kansas Rehabilitation Services (KRS) Director Michael Donnelly.  
 
KRS is a division of the Kansas Department for Children and Families.  KRS is responsible for vocational rehabilitation and independent living programs for Kansans with disabilities.
 

Read more: Stakeholder Meetings in six communities

Call for Award Nominations

It is time to get nominations for our Awards for the Annual Meeting.  We need to submit them to the Board of Directors in November.  Please submit the name of anyone you would like to nominate, along with the reason you feel that person deserves the Award.  We also want to know the persons’ name who is submitting the nomination.  Please have them to me by Nov. 7th.
The categories are:  Proving By Doing
                                      Spirit of Independence
                                      Advocacy
                                      Youth Award
Thank you !!
Shari

Social Security Announces 1.7% Benefit Increase for 2013

Monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for nearly 62 million Americans will increase 1.7 percent in 2013. The 1.7 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) will begin with benefits that Social Security beneficiaries receive in January 2013, and the increased payments to SSI beneficiaries will begin on December 31, 2012. The average monthly benefit that a Social Security Disability beneficiary receives, $1,113, will increase to $1,132.


Visit Disability.gov for more information about Social Security and other benefits programs.

New Internet Closed Captioning Requirements Now in Effect

On January 12, 2012, the FCC adopted rules requiring captioned programs shown on TV to be captioned when re-shown on the Internet.  These rules implement provisions of the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010 (CVAA).
 
Starting September 30, 2012, pre-recorded programs shown on TV with captions that are not “edited for the Internet” (and are newly added to a distributor’s inventory of TV programs on the Internet) must be captioned when shown on the Internet.  A program is not “edited for the Internet” if the TV version has not been “substantially edited” – for example scenes were not deleted and musical scores were not altered. Changing the number or duration of commercials is not considered “edited for the Internet.”

Read more: New Internet Closed Captioning Requirements Now in Effect