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1805, 2017

Social Security Payee Services

By | May 18th, 2017|0 Comments

Central State Community Services is appointed by the Social Security Administration to act as an organizational rep payee. As the payee, Central State Community Services receives and manages social security payments for people who cannot manage or direct someone else to manage their money. The Social Security Administration has Social Security's Representative Payment Program provides financial management for the Social Security and SSI payments of our beneficiaries who are incapable of managing their Social Security or SSI payments. If you are concerned that someone you know becomes incapable of managing or directing the management of his or her benefits, please call us to discuss your concerns. Generally, we look for family or friends to serve as representative payees. When friends or family are not able to serve as payees, Social Security looks for qualified organizations to be representative payees - Central State Community Services has achieved the status of a qualified payee. What does Social Security Payee Services entail? Use Social Security Benefits to provide for the basic needs of the beneficiary including food, shelter, clothing, medical care and personal care items Report to the Social Security Administration any changes that could impact the beneficiary’s amount of, or right to receive benefits Provide a written account of how the funds were spent If you or a loved one needs Social Security Payee Services, contact Central State Community Services to find out how we can help.

2704, 2017

Disability Services

By | April 27th, 2017|0 Comments

Central State Community Services' Disability Services Residential Services The breadth of home-based services is related to, but not limited by, those services funded by Oklahoma DHS-DDS (Department of Human Services, Developmental Disability Services). Whether you are looking for supported living, a companion, in-home supports (IHSW), daily living supports (DLS), occasional staffing or transportation, any number of options can be developed for a variety of needs. Representative Payee Services Central State Community Services is appointed by the Social Security Administration to act as an organizational rep payee. As the payee, Central State Community Services receives and manages social security and/other payments for people who cannot manage or direct someone else to manage their money. Vocation Services Whether you call it job coaching or employment supports, a Central State Community Services vocation program identifies the individual preferences and strengths of a person and works to find the best community-based option. Central State Community Services employees with specialized employment training access a variety of resources to secure available employment opportunities ranging from volunteer positions to full and part-time paid employment. We are proud to announce that in conjunction with Tulsa Metropolitan Environmental Trust, Central State Community Services began operating its second recycling center! Check it out at the following web address: http://www.metrecycle.com/tulsa-downtown. This center is one of the few in the city that accepts electronic waste. To find out more about Central State Community Services' disability services, contact us today. Our caring and supportive staff are ready to help!

1502, 2017

DHS budget crisis could leave hundreds without care

By | February 15th, 2017|0 Comments

TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) — The Department of Human Services is begging the state legislature to give them more money to make it to the end of the fiscal year. If they don’t, thousands of people will be left on their own -- many of them children, the elderly or the disabled. Barbara Collier, a special project manager for Center State Community Service, said she doesn't think the care center would make it two months without any funding. “Many folks don’t have family members,” Collier said. “For many folks, there is no place to turn to. If our agency fails them, if the state fails them, they have no place to go.” DHS completely funds Center State and 100 other companies throughout Oklahoma. The legislature funded DHS for 10 months of the fiscal year, meaning from April to June there’s nothing except a directive to ask for more this legislative session. “The faces of all the people that we work with keep going through my head,” said Sally Allen, human resources manager for Center State. “And I keep thinking ‘What’s going to happen?’” DHS Director Ed Lake said he asked for more than $40 million to from the legislature to avert disaster. The department isn't sure which programs would feel the brunt of the budget crisis, but there's a major shortfall in adoption subsidies that also need to be addressed. “Keep your word,” Allen said. “Do what you said that you were going to do. I’m a fifth generation Oklahoman, and I’m proud of the state that I live in. And I want them to stand up and do the right thing that I know they know how to do.” The legislative session begins Feb. 6.