Disability

Outreach to Vulnerable Populations During the COVID-19 Pandemic

April 2, 2021 • By

Last week, over 1,500 people joined me on a national conference call to learn how their organizations can help the Social Security Administration assist our most vulnerable populations during COVID-19. Participants included representatives of the non-profit community, health care organizations, private industry, Federal, State, and local government, and Congress. The response was nothing short of […]

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Three Ways The National Institute On Aging Can Support You

March 11, 2021 • By

The National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health, conducts and supports scientific research to help more people live healthy, active lives as they grow older. NIA offers the following resources to support older adults, their families, and caregivers: Information on maintaining health and function as you age. You can read […]

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ABLE Act: What You Need to Know

December 17, 2020 • By

On December 19, 2020, we celebrate the sixth anniversary of the Stephen Beck, Jr. Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act, which allows eligible people with disabilities to create tax-free savings and investment accounts. On November 19, 2020, the Internal Revenue Service released final ABLE regulations. The ABLE Act enables people with disabilities to have […]

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New Option for Submitting your Disability Update Report!

November 3, 2020 • By

We are required to conduct continuing eligibility reviews for disabled beneficiaries every three years. This process requires that beneficiaries complete a Continuing Disability Review mailer to update information about their medical conditions and recent treatments.

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Social Security Benefits for Children with Disabilities

September 24, 2020 • By

SSA’s Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program helps children with qualifying disabilities and their families. For this program, a child must meet all of the following requirements to be considered disabled and medically eligible:   The child must have a medical condition, or a combination of conditions, that result in “marked and severe functional limitations.” This […]

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Qualifying for Supplemental Security Income with Social Security

September 17, 2020 • By

We pay monthly Supplemental Security Income (SSI) to people with disabilities who have low income and few resources, and people who are age 65 or older without disabilities who meet the financial limits.

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Compassionate Allowances: Five Conditions Added to Fast Track

August 27, 2020 • By

Processing disability claims quickly and accurately is important to us.  It is through this commitment to you that we use the Compassionate Allowances program to help us identify and fast-track cases where people have medical conditions and diseases that are most likely to meet Social Security’s standards for disability benefits.

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ABLE Accounts: Building Upon the Promise of the Americans with Disabilities Act

July 27, 2020 • By

Approximately one in five Americans has a disability. These Americans have the same hopes and dreams to participate in society as everyone else. On July 26, 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed into law the Americans with Disabilities Act. President Bush then said, “As the Declaration of Independence has been a beacon for people all […]

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Things to Think About Before Applying for Disability Benefits  

June 11, 2020 • By

Social Security is with you throughout life’s journey. We provide vital financial support to tens of millions of American workers, primarily through retirement benefits. But we’re also there for you if the unexpected happens and a serious medical condition stops you from working to support yourself and your family.

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New Rule Modernizes How We Award Disability Benefits

February 24, 2020 • By

The Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income programs protect some of the most vulnerable people in our society. A successful disability program must evolve and support making the right decision as early in the process as possible. To help us do that, we must modernize the rules and standards we use to evaluate […]

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