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Prepare for your disability interview: tips from Social Security

February 23, 2017 • By

When a person becomes disabled, it can be a very stressful time in their life. There are many questions and unknowns when you have to transition out of the workforce due to medical issues. While an employer may offer short or long-term disability, most people faced with a disability will file for benefits with Social […]

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There’s Plenty You Should Know About Social Security Disability Benefits!

January 19, 2017 • By

Life is unpredictable. When something interrupts your plans, it’s good to know there’s a way to supplement your income, in case of an unexpected life event. Social Security has a strict definition of disability based on your inability to work and provide for yourself and your family. Disability benefits are available only to people with […]

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Celebrating Those Who Provide Care

December 21, 2016 • By

November was National Family Caregivers Month. In his Presidential Proclamation in celebration of caregivers, President Obama reminds us that our great nation was founded on the ideal that we all do better when we look out for one another. For millions of Americans, this concept is more than an ideal. It’s a day-to-day reality.

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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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Disability Insurance (DI) Facts

December 7, 2016 • By

Social Security disability payments are modest, but they keep some families financially afloat.  

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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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Let Social Security Help Guide You Back To Work

September 19, 2016 • By

There’s no denying that we all need a helping hand every now and then. Whether it’s to change a tire, move into a new home, or build a tree house, knowing someone is there to lend a hand is always reassuring. Social Security offers this same assurance to all those we serve each day, including […]

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