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Celebrate Your Independence With Our Online Applications

July 3, 2024 • By

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You can do much of your Social Security business on our website. Our online applications make it easy and convenient to apply for benefits from your computer, tablet, or mobile device. You don’t need to make an appointment or visit an office. That’s independence! When you start your application online, you’ll be directed to create […]

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Social Security to Simplify Disability Evaluation Process – Agency to Reduce Work History Period to 5 Years  

June 26, 2024 • By

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When people become disabled under the statutory definition the Social Security Administration must follow, the agency helps them meet their basic needs and sustain a higher quality of life. Social Security administers disability benefits through two programs: the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program and the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program. Under both programs, the […]

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Social Security Updates Occupations List Used in Disability Evaluation Process

June 24, 2024 • By

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Social Security administers disability benefits through two programs: the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program and the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program. While the agency’s disability decision process remains sound, it continually seeks improvements to ensure its disability programs remain current and to ease the burden on customers. In determining disability claims for adults, Social […]

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Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Celebrates 50 Years as a Lifeline 

June 4, 2024 • By

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For 50 years, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) has been a lifeline to millions of people with disabilities, including children, and older adults with limited income and resources.   In 1972, President Nixon signed legislation creating the federal SSI program. In January 1974, Social Security issued the first monthly SSI payments. A half century later, approximately 7.5 […]

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Structurally Disabled: A Qualitative Study of Structural Contributors to Disability

May 29, 2024 • By

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In 1935, Social Security was born of an intention to provide economic security for the people of the United States. Even then, Secretary of Labor Frances Perkins noted that the first iteration of Social Security would not be complete. Social Security has been amended multiple times over the years to improve the program and extend […]

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Social Security Video Connect: Connect with Us from Anywhere

May 21, 2024 • By

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We are always thinking of ways to make doing business with us easier. With our Social Security Video Connect option, you can conduct business with us using video on your personal device, from your preferred location. Social Security Video Connect is available for: No-change replacement Social Security cards (U.S. citizens only). Date of birth corrections […]

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Social Security to Expand Access to SSI Program by Updating Definition of a Public Assistance Household

May 9, 2024 • By

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The Social Security Administration recently published a final rule, “Expand the Definition of a Public Assistance Household.” This final rule announces one of several updates to Supplemental Security Income (SSI) regulations that will help people receiving and applying for SSI. SSI provides monthly payments to adults and children with a disability or blindness, and to […]

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Social Security to Expand SSI Rental Subsidy Policy – Agency Continues to Remove Barriers to Accessing SSI Payments

April 17, 2024 • By

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Last Thursday, the Social Security Administration published a final rule, “Expansion of the Rental Subsidy Policy for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Applicants and Recipients.” This rule provides the second of several updates to the agency’s SSI regulations that will help people receiving and applying for SSI. “Our mission is to continue to help people access […]

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Social Security Eliminates Overpayment Burden for Social Security Beneficiaries – Automatic Overpayment Recovery Rate Reduced to 10 Percent

March 29, 2024 • By

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Social Security announced it will decrease the default overpayment withholding rate for Social Security beneficiaries to ten percent (or $10, whichever is greater) from 100 percent, significantly reducing financial hardship on people with overpayments. “Social Security is taking a critically important step towards our goal of ensuring our overpayment policies are fair, equitable, and do […]

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Breaking Barriers: Celebrating Women’s Vital Roles as Disability Advocates

March 28, 2024 • By

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Women have always played pivotal roles in shaping societies and breaking down barriers across diverse fields. Women’s History Month is a dedicated time to reflect on their accomplishments, from the suffragette movement to advances in science, technology, and beyond.   Especially deserving of recognition are women who take on the roles of caregivers and advocates for […]

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