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Social Security and the Economic Impact Payments
Statement from Social Security Commissioner Andrew Saul about COVID-19 Economic Impact Payments for Beneficiaries “I want to provide an update to people who receive benefits from the Social Security Administration. The Department of the Treasury (Treasury) announced on April 1 that Social Security beneficiaries who are not typically required to file tax returns will not […]Read More
Add a little Structure!!!
All indicators show us being in the stay at home mode for at least four more weeks. I believe it is important to provide the supports needed to get folks through the isolation in the best way. Each CSI support should have a schedule for each day. It can be for the house, with some […]Read More
New Benefits Starting 4/1/2020
Up until now, if you are out of work for being a high risk for COVD19, been exposed to COVID19, you don’t have child care or you are self-quarantined or quarantined, CSI has continued to pay you without using your earned leave. There are a number of new federal benefits available, that will help you […]Read More
Concerning your FSA/HRA
To our Valued Clients: We have a very important update to announce to you! On Friday, March 27th the President signed The CARES Act into law. This law has many important components, one of which permanently reinstates coverage of Over the Counter (OTC) drugs and medicines as items eligible for reimbursement under Code 213(d) expenses […]Read More
A Message to Massachusetts Families from the DDS Commissioner
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Office of Health & Human Services Department of Developmental Services 500 Harrison Avenue Boston, MA 02118 To: DDS Individuals and Families From: Commissioner Jane Ryder Date: 3/25/2020 Subject: Coronavirus Update for Individuals and Families Dear DDS Community: I’d like to provide an update on the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) […]Read More
Things to do…..
Thank you to Jina Kang, Program Director a CSI Virginia for this great list of things to do from your home! Below are some free, alternative activities that people can engage in during the COVID-19 pandemic or any other situation where social distancing would be in effect. The BalletNOVA Center for Dance in Falls Church, Virginia, […]Read More
Life With a Different Perspective
From Janet Butler, CEO/President Today brings more information, changes, and challenges. Here at CSI, the positive energy is bringing together strong teams to focus on helping everyone to be healthy of mind and body, engaged, and secure in a time of uncertainty. There are many, many superstars in our CSI Family, my deep gratitude to […]Read More
Quick Update: March 19, 2019
Happy first day of spring!! The daffodils and crocus are popping out!! Hoping everyone finds a breath of sunshine during this chaotic time. Remember to take time to recharge. I want to thank the many, many CSI Team Members who continue to provide excellent supports when it means leaving their families or increased risk of […]Read More
Sharing Info: The Numbers….
CSI is monitoring closely the impact of COVID-19 on our communities. Staying abreast of the progression of the pandemic is a priority and will guide us in future decisions. The Governors of Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts and Virginia have all issued mandates amending the previous state of emergency declarations. All states are expecting its citizens to […]Read More
Sharing Info: What does it mean?
March 17, 2020 On this St. Patrick’s Day I thought I would share some information to help people understand some of the terms that are surrounding us related to the COVID-19 outbreak. I was reading the Cape Cod Health News and found the information to be easy to understand and with the exception of the […]Read More
Update March 16, 2020 Office Closings- CEO letter
Dear CSI Family, CSI is continuing to monitor all aspects of the corona outbreak and adjust our operations to meet the needs of those we support and our valued team members. CSI is committed to provide our staff the balance to help maintain optimum health, balance family demands and handle financial responsibilities. We will work […]Read More
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