Disability

We Need Your Insights on Telehealth and Telemedicine

October 11, 2016 • By

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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

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“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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Social Security Launches GeoMaps

September 26, 2016 • By

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Social Security provides financial benefits, tools, and information to help support you throughout life’s journey. We’re excited to announce the launch of geospatial mapping at Social Security! Our new initiative, GeoMaps, complements our Open Government and Open Data Initiatives. For several years, we have published a significant amount of data on Data.gov, but we know […]

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Disability Benefits: Protection against the Unexpected

August 29, 2016 • By

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Disability is unpredictable and can happen to any person, at any age. Millions of Americans live with disabilities that are the result of a sudden traumatic event or onset of a serious medical condition. Did you find this Information helpful? Yes No Thanks for your feedback!

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

August 18, 2016 • By

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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. Did you find this Information helpful? Yes No Thanks for your feedback!

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Social Security Benefits U.S. Citizens Outside the United States

August 8, 2016 • By

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Over half a million people who live outside the United States receive some kind of Social Security benefit, including retired and disabled workers, as well as spouses, widows, widowers, and children. Did you find this Information helpful? Yes No Thanks for your feedback!

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Save Our Cities

August 4, 2016 • By

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Social Security is here to secure today and tomorrow. We’re the only federal agency that touches every aspect of your life from birth through retirement to death and beyond, helping to care for your surviving family. Part of this commitment is our active participation and presence in our communities. Did you find this Information helpful? […]

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Celebrating Sixty Years of Social Security Disability Insurance

August 1, 2016 • By

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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. Did you find this Information helpful? Yes No Thanks […]

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Come See Their Faces, Learn the Facts

July 11, 2016 • By

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In times of tragedy and uncertainty, Social Security is a constant for America, a lifeline. Our Faces and Facts of Disability website is at the heart of who we are as an agency. We share the stories about people living with disabling conditions and receiving benefits from Social Security. The site puts a face and name to […]

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A Galaxy at Your Fingertips, Not Far Far Away

June 27, 2016 • By

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This past winter, Americans of all generations awakened to the newest film in the Star Wars franchise, Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Many readers probably remember seeing the first Star Wars film in theaters in 1977. The advanced technology used by the Jedi and Sith in a galaxy far, far away seemed light years away. […]

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