SSDI 60th

Keeping our Disability Programs Updated

December 15, 2016 • By

As we continue to reflect on the 60th anniversary of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) this year, it’s worth noting some of the ways the program has evolved over time. A lot has changed since DI started in 1956! We continuously work to ensure our programs keep pace with rapid changes in medical care, healthcare […]

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Obamacare Offers New Protections for LGBTQ Americans

December 8, 2016 • By

As we celebrate LGBTQ Enrollment Week of Action, millions of Americans—including many LGBTQ people—are already covered by health insurance thanks to the Affordable Care Act. And millions more can get covered before January 31, 2017. For many in the LGBTQ community, access to health care might not seem like much of a priority. But health […]

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Relief for Thousands Suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease

November 29, 2016 • By

Today, there are nearly 5.4 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease. While most people associate the disease with old age, there are 200,000 Americans under the age of 65 living with it today. As with all forms of the disease, Early Onset Alzheimer’s is a progressive, terminal disease, which cannot be prevented, cured or even […]

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We Need Your Insights on Telehealth and Telemedicine

October 11, 2016 • By

What is the National Disability Forum? The National Disability Forum is an open conversation where members of the public, community leaders, and Social Security employees come together to talk about the disability programs. Social Security uses these meetings to listen to you and your community leaders so we can learn what’s important to you. Your […]

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Social Security Disability Secures Today and Tomorrow

September 29, 2016 • By

“I have never asked for help, but man did I need it now.” This is the case for many people living with disabling conditions that prevent them from working. At Social Security, we see and hear these stories every day. We provide benefits to millions of people with disabilities and their families through the Social […]

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The Disability Insurance Program – Securing Today and Tomorrow for 60 Years

August 18, 2016 • By

Social Security provides financial benefits, services, and information to help support you throughout life’s journey. On August 1, we celebrated the 60th anniversary of the beginning of the Social Security disability insurance program.

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Celebrating Sixty Years of Social Security Disability Insurance

August 1, 2016 • By

When President Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act in 1935, he saw it as an innovative way to provide economic security for American workers. His advisers also envisioned disability insurance as part of the program, but it was 20 years later when it became a reality.

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