[nfbmi-talk] WHYY!

Fred Wurtzel f.wurtzel at comcast.net
Tue Dec 7 15:02:51 CST 2010


Hi Joe,

Thanks.  This is all too surreal!

Warm Regards,

Fred

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Sent: Tuesday, December 07, 2010 3:46 PM
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Great job. And if they can't remove a knowing illegal policy in their 
written policy manual which they refer all counselors to then how can they 
claim tehy've removed the practice? It goes without saying. and btw thanks 
for all tht you do Fred!!

Peace,

Joe
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Fred Wurtzel" <f.wurtzel at att.net>
To: "'Jo Ann Pilarski'" <pilarskij at charter.net>; "Geri Taeckens" 
<accessibilities at 30below.com>; "'John Scott'" <jcscot at sbcglobal.net>
Cc: "'Michigan Comm for the Blind Vision 20/20 List'" 
<MCB2020-L at LISTSERV.MICHIGAN.GOV>; "'NFB of Michigan Internet Mailing List'"

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Sent: Tuesday, December 07, 2010 3:40 PM
Subject: [nfbmi-talk] WHYY!


> Hello,
>
>
>
> Below is one of the illegal MCB policies which is still on the MCB 
> website,
> as if it is legal and enforceable.   Since this is illegal and RSA has 
> told
> the Commission to change it within 10 days, why, WHY, I say, is this still
> on the public website?  The Commission will attempt to revoke the license 
> of
> an operator based on rumors and won't follow the law when they are made
> aware.  I don't get the double standard and apparently impudent behavior
> toward the people who provide 80% of the MCB funding.  I remember when the
> feds cut off funding to Florida for not following the RSA rules.  Is that
> what we want here?  Commissioners, please protect our agency.  This is
> getting critical.  Please take action.
>
>
>
>
>
> Here is the illegal policy:
>
>
>
>>
>
>> Through the Individual Plan for Employment, the counselor/teacher and the
>
>> individual must develop a budget based on a list of actual expenses
>
>> compared
>
>> to income. It is important to consider all resources including Social
>
>> Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits and Social Security
>
>> Supplemental Income (SSI) benefits when determining income.
>
>>
>
>> Every student must participate financially in his or her education.
>
>> College
>
>> students are required to apply for SSI/SSDI or contribute the maximum
>
>> amount
>
>> according to the Social Security Administration Red Book for the current
>
>> year. If the Social Security application is denied or awarded at less 
>> than
>
>> the maximum level because of individual or family income and assets, the
>
>> student will contribute the difference to the maximum Supplemental
>
>> Security
>
>> Income (SSI) allowable amount for each semester or term attended.
>
>
>
>
>
> Best Regards,
>
>
>
> Fred
>
>
>
>
>
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