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The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities
1825 K Street, NW, Ste. 1200
Washington, DC 20006
(202) 783-2229 phone
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Email: Info@c-c-d.org

For information about the Social Security Task Force Public Education and Outreach Campaign,
please go to :
disabilityandsocialsecurity.org
 
 
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The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities is a coalition of approximately 100 national disability organizations working together to advocate for national public policy that ensures the self determination, independence, empowerment, integration and inclusion of children and adults with disabilities in all aspects of society.
 
WHAT'S NEW AT CCD
Social Security Task Force
Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Social Security Task Force Statement on the 2014 Social Security Trustees Report
Washington, DC – Today, the Social Security Trustees released their annual report on the current and projected financial status of the Social Security trust funds. The 2014 Trustees Report highlights that our Social Security system continues to operate well for the American people.
(July 28,  2014) - Download [ PDF ]
Social Security Task Force
Key Points about the 2014 Social Security Trustees Report
The most important take-away from the 2014 Social Security Trustees Report is that our Social Security system continues to work, and work well, for the American people.
(July 28,  2014) - Download [ PDF ]
RE: Comment on the American Community Survey - Six Disability Status Questions
CCD and other endorsing organizations urged the Census Bureau to retain the six disability questions in the American Community Survey. The letter highlight the ways that the data drawn from the survey further the civil rights, community inclusion and economic independence of people with disabilities.
(July 23,  2014) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
Comments on EEOC's Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Section 501 of the Rehabilitation Act
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) submit these comments in response to the Commission’s Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking concerning Section 501 of the Rehabilitation Act.
(July 21,  2014) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
Letter urging White House to appoint Chai Feldblum as EEOC Chair
We write on behalf of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Rights Task Force to urge you to renominate Jacqueline Berrien as Chair of the EEOC or to appoint Commissioner Chai Feldblum as Chair.
(July 21,  2014) - Download [ PDF ]
Social Security Task Force
CCD Letter DI-UI
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) write to express our opposition to proposals to eliminate or reduce concurrent Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits as a partial offset for funding the Highway Trust Fund under the Preserving American’s Transit and Highways Act (PATH Act).
(July 2,  2014) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
Barber Bill Support Lletter
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) write to express our support for the Strengthening Mental Health in Our Communities Act, H.R. 4574.
(June 27,  2014) - Download [ PDF ]
Long Term Services and Supports Task Force
Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Letter
On behalf of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Long-Term Services and Supports Task Force, we write to express our deep concern about language that appears in the House Appropriations Committee’s Report on the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill and that we urge you not to include in the Senate Committee Report or the Conference Report.
(June 20,  2014) - Download [ PDF ]
Social Security Task Force
CCD Letter to Rep Lankford and Rep Speier
We are writing this letter on behalf of the undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Social Security Task Force to provide feedback on your April 8, 2014 letter to the Acting Commissioner of Social Security, Carolyn W. Colvin.
(June 17,  2014) - Download [ PDF ]
Developmental Disabilities, Autism and Family Support Task Force
CCD Autism CARES statement
Legislation to reauthorize the Combating Autism Act is now advancing through both houses of Congress with bipartisan support and bicameral agreement on a new five-year federal funding response to coordinate research and training.
(June 11,  2014) - Download [ PDF ]
Social Security Task Force
Just the Facts on Social Security’s Disability Programs
Our nation’s Social Security system provides peace of mind for all Americans. Not only does it provide the foundation for a secure retirement -- it also protects nearly all American workers and their families against the possibility of a life-changing disability or illness that prevents substantial work.
(June 10,  2014) - Download [ PDF ]
Social Security Task Force
Recommendations to Support SSA’s Program Integrity Work
The Social Security Administration (SSA) has one of the lowest error rates in the government, with a less than 1% rate of over-payments for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI).
(June 10,  2014) - Download [ PDF ]
 
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