Disability

Disability Benefits: Protection against the Unexpected

August 29, 2016 • By

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.

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

August 8, 2016 • By

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.

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Save Our Cities

August 4, 2016 • By

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.

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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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Come See Their Faces, Learn the Facts

July 11, 2016 • By

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

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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Social Security Funded Until 2034, and About Three-Quarters Funded for the Long Term; Many Options to Address the Long-Term Shortfall

June 22, 2016 • By

The Social Security Board of Trustees today released its 76th annual report to Congress on the financial status of the Social Security trust funds.  As a trustee of Social Security funds, I work with the other trustees to ensure the public is informed about the status of Social Security’s finances for the short term and […]

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Learn the Signs, Help Prevent Elder Abuse

June 16, 2016 • By

For more than 80 years, Social Security has helped secure today and tomorrow with financial benefits, information, and tools that provide a safety net throughout life’s journey. June 15 is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, a day that reminds us how important it is to protect seniors in our communities.

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Teaming Up to Prevent Elder Abuse

June 13, 2016 • By

Elder abuse is an epidemic. Unfortunately, statistics show that the number of older Americans physically, mentally and financially exploited is rising.

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