Disability

Spreading the News About ABLE Accounts in the Disability Community

July 11, 2019 • By

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On December 19th, 2019, the Stephen Beck, Jr. Achieving a Better Life Experience Act (ABLE) will be five years old. Why are we excited? Because this five-year-old has influenced 41,000 people to open ABLE accounts that can earn tax-free income.

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Changes to California’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

May 30, 2019 • By

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Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a federal program that provides monthly payments to people who have limited income and few resources. SSI is for people who are age 65 or older, as well as for those of any age, including children, who are blind or who have disabilities. People who have worked long enough may […]

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Social Security 2019 Trustees Report

April 22, 2019 • By

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Today, the Social Security Board of Trustees released its annual report on the current and projected financial status of Old-Age and Survivors Insurance (OASI) and Disability Insurance (DI) Trust Funds. The combined funds reserves are projected to become depleted in 2035, one year later than projected last year, with 80 percent of scheduled benefits payable […]

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You Can Help Social Security Make a Difference

December 20, 2018 • By

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This holiday season is the perfect time to reflect on our less fortunate and most vulnerable citizens. Life is unpredictable, and everyone is susceptible to experiencing homelessness. It can happen to people in our community — like colleagues and military veterans. It can affect close friends and even family members. It can also happen to […]

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Commemorating World AIDS Day

December 3, 2018 • By

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Each year on December 1st, we commemorate World AIDS Day. It is an opportunity to demonstrate our unity in the fight against HIV. Social Security is there throughout life’s journey. When disability strikes, we’re there providing you with benefits, tools, and information to support you when you need it most. If you have HIV/AIDS and […]

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Social Security Observes National Disability Employment Awareness Month

October 31, 2018 • By

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In October, we observe National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) in the United States. For more than 70 years, NDEAM has promoted disability inclusion in the workforce and celebrates the contributions of workers with disabilities. This year’s theme “America’s Workforce: Empowering All” is near and dear to us at Social Security.

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Compassion is at the Heart of Our Lifetime Commitment to You

October 25, 2018 • By

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Social Security is with you through life’s journey, often during times of personal hardship, transition, and uncertainty. We believe that compassion is the cornerstone of our public service commitment. If you suffer from a serious medical condition that prevents you from working, time is of the essence when it comes to receiving a decision on […]

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Now That You Have Your First Job, Labor Day Has a Deeper Meaning

September 4, 2018 • By

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Labor Day is usually associated with cookouts, the end of summer, and going back to school. Now that you have your first job, you’re learning the true meaning behind this holiday. From today on, when Labor Day rolls around, you’ll think of the hard work you put in during the year. What you should also […]

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Compassionate Allowances: Five Conditions Added to Fast Track

August 23, 2018 • By

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Quickly and accurately processing disability claims 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 diseases that are most likely to be approved for disability benefits.

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Working While Disabled — Social Security Can Help

August 2, 2018 • By

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For millions of people, work isn’t just a source of income. It’s a vital part of who they are – it gives them purpose and pride. It’s a connection to community. We’re here to help you get back to work if you’re disabled. If you’re getting Social Security disability benefits, we have good news for […]

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