Disability

They Comfort and Assist. Let’s Celebrate Them

August 17, 2015 • By

The word “friend” conjures images of laughter and warmth. Friends stand by each other through good and bad times. They’re supportive, encouraging, and they come in all shapes and sizes — and sometimes with a wet nose and fur. Social Security celebrates four-legged helpers who aren’t only friends, but family and heroes: assistance dogs.

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Faith-Based Leaders Support Social Security

August 14, 2015 • By

In the depths of the Great Depression, President Roosevelt and Congress established Social Security, a program that has lifted millions of people out of poverty. Three years prior to its adoption, the Federal Council of Churches called for passage of social security legislation.

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Supporting the Americans with Disabilities Act

July 27, 2015 • By

Social Security is committed to the principles and spirit of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to improve the lives of our beneficiaries and our employees who have one or more disabilities. You may not like to think about the possibility of becoming disabled. However, if sometime in the future you find that you’re unable […]

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With Seven Days to Celebrate — Open Your my Social Security Account Today!

July 20, 2015 • By

We’re turning 80 this year, and boy, are we proud! We’re proud of our history, and we proudly remain committed to serving America, especially our most vulnerable people, including retirees, children, and individuals with disabilities. We’ll be celebrating this milestone by declaring July 19 through 25 as National my Social Security Week.

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There For You During Life’s Uncertainties

June 13, 2015 • By

One has only to look at the recent devastating earthquake in Nepal or recall the Boston Marathon bombing to realize that uncertainty is a certainty of life. Disability can happen to anyone at anytime — when we least expect it.

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Does Disability Have a Face?

May 18, 2015 • By

Does the word ‘disability’ conjure up an image in your mind? For me, it’s the image of John. His disability benefits have been a lifeline to John and his family.  

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