Disability

Disability Benefits: The Numbers Tell the Story

September 8, 2015 • By

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Social Security provides an economic lifeline to America’s workers through our benefit programs. We run the largest disability program in the nation. We want to make sure that everyone has a clear picture of the disability insurance program and of the people living with severe disabilities, who receive its benefits.

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Celebrating Social Security and Building on Its Proven Success

September 3, 2015 • By

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Social Security has transformed the nation. Before its enactment, growing old was something to be feared.  People worked as long as they could, but when they grew old or became disabled, they invariably lost their jobs and had no choice but to move in with their children. If that was impossible, they literally went to […]

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Protecting the Legacy of Social Security for Future Generations

September 3, 2015 • By

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Social Security reached a major milestone on August 14 — its 80th birthday. This moment gave all of us the opportunity to celebrate and reflect on the great history and importance of the program to workers and their families. President Franklin Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act into law on August 14, 1935, creating a […]

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Video Hearings at Social Security Increase Efficiency

August 31, 2015 • By

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If you received a denial on your application for Social Security benefits, and appealed to an administrative law judge, you may consider conducting your hearing through our remote video service delivery (VSD). VSD allows judges to hear cases from applicants in any geographic area using video and sound equipment.  Although similar to Skype, our state-of-the-art […]

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Ten Years Since Hurricane Katrina

August 27, 2015 • By

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Ten years have passed since Hurricane Katrina, a Category 3 storm more than 400 miles across and with sustained winds of 100-140 miles an hour, made landfall.  The storm devastated the coastal regions of Mississippi, Alabama, and Louisiana. “We are public servants first.  No one hesitated to volunteer.  Everyone just started doing what they could […]

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Your Friend, my Social Security

August 24, 2015 • By

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Everyone knows the value of a good friend. They give you advice and console you when you’re in need. On August 3, Friendship Day reminded us to acknowledge the people who are closest to us by thanking, loving, and spending quality time with them. Like a good friend, Social Security’s online services are always there […]

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They Comfort and Assist. Let’s Celebrate Them

August 17, 2015 • By

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The word “friend” conjures images of laughter and warmth. Friends stand by each other through good and bad times. They’re supportive, encouraging, and they come in all shapes and sizes — and sometimes with a wet nose and fur. Social Security celebrates four-legged helpers who aren’t only friends, but family and heroes: assistance dogs.

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Faith-Based Leaders Support Social Security

August 14, 2015 • By

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In the depths of the Great Depression, President Roosevelt and Congress established Social Security, a program that has lifted millions of people out of poverty. Three years prior to its adoption, the Federal Council of Churches called for passage of social security legislation.

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Simplify Your Life Week

August 6, 2015 • By

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You’re a busy person! Today’s world is fast-paced and leaves you with a lot to juggle each day. This is Simplify Your Life Week, and we’re here to help save you time and energy so you can spend more time on the things you enjoy. What if we told you there’s a place that can […]

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Supporting the Americans with Disabilities Act

July 27, 2015 • By

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Social Security is committed to the principles and spirit of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to improve the lives of our beneficiaries and our employees who have one or more disabilities. You may not like to think about the possibility of becoming disabled. However, if sometime in the future you find that you’re unable […]

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