Disability

Social Security Celebrates the Americans with Disabilities Act

July 21, 2022 • By

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This year, we celebrate 32 years of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). At Social Security, we’re committed to the principles and spirit of the ADA, and the many ways it improves the lives of our beneficiaries. That’s why we’re celebrating and sharing Matt’s story. As a job seeker who is deaf and needs accommodations, Matt […]

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How Social Security and Sharsheret Help Women With Cancer

June 21, 2022 • By

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A cancer diagnosis can be scary and life changing. It often comes with decisions, uncertainties, and a lot of new information that can be confusing. Sharsheret helps women and families living with or at increased genetic risk for breast or ovarian cancer. Through personalized support and educational outreach, our programs are designed to support you […]

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New Statement Fact Sheet for People with Limited Earnings

April 28, 2022 • By

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If you have a personal my Social Security account, you can view your Social Security Statement online to learn about your future benefits and recent earnings history. The Statement also includes fact sheets that provide helpful information based on your age group and earnings situation. We recently released a new fact sheet specifically for people […]

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Social Security’s Equity Action Plan

April 14, 2022 • By

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On January 20, 2021, President Biden signed Executive Order (EO) 13985, Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government. The EO requires all Federal agencies “to pursue a comprehensive approach to advancing equity for all including people of color and other people who have been historically underserved, marginalized, and adversely affected […]

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Plan for Your Future During Financial Literacy Month

April 13, 2022 • By

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Financial Literacy Month is focused on educating people about the importance of planning for a secure financial future. Every April, we like to remind you that Social Security is a vital part of any financial plan. We have online tools to help you understand your potential Social Security benefits and how they fit into your […]

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HeartBrothers Foundation is Spreading the Word About Compassionate Allowances

February 17, 2022 • By

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People diagnosed with heart failure face a challenging health journey—and the last thing they should have to worry about is finances. Many heart failure patients rely on Social Security disability benefits to help cover living expenses while they can’t work to support themselves and their families. That’s why it’s so important for people with heart […]

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Early Signs of Parkinson’s Disease and How to Address Them

February 3, 2022 • By

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Parkinson’s disease is a progressive disorder that affects the brain cells that produce dopamine—a chemical messenger in the brain which helps control movement. When the brain cannot produce enough dopamine, symptoms can appear: Motor (movement) symptoms include issues with balance, slowness of movement, and limb stiffness. Non-motor (non-movement) symptoms include anxiety, sleep disorders, depression, and […]

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Diagnosed with Cancer? Social Security and Triage Cancer Can Help

December 2, 2021 • By

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When people hear the dreaded words, “You have cancer,” many thoughts often overwhelm them. They think about their health, family, and mortality. They think about treatment options, oncologists, and cancer centers. What they typically don’t think about are the legal issues resulting from their diagnosis. However, questions around understanding their health insurance options, employment rights, […]

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Veterans and Active Duty Military Members: Social Security Has Your Back!

November 10, 2021 • By

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Every year on Veterans Day, we honor the people who risk their lives to protect our country. Our disability program is part of our obligation to wounded warriors and their families. Social Security is an important resource for military members who return home with injuries. If you know a wounded veteran, please let them know […]

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Social Security Can Help You Start or Return to Work

November 4, 2021 • By

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If you rely on Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits and want to start or return to work, we can help. Ticket to Work (Ticket) is a program that supports career development for SSDI beneficiaries and SSI recipients who want to work and progress toward financial independence. The Ticket […]

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