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Fact Sheets on Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
Preserve SSI for People with Disabilities
As part of our nation’s Social Security system, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) was enacted in 1972 to reduce poverty by providing a basic living standard for extremely low-income seniors and people with disabilities. Today, SSI provides essential income to about 8.2 million people across the U.S., including 2.2 million seniors and 6 million children and adults with some of the most severe impairments and illnesses.
(January 25,  2018) - Download [ PDF ]
Principles and Recommendations for Strengthening Social Security’s Representative Payee Program CCD Social Security Task Force
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) is a coalition of 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.
(July 7,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]
Reject Proposals to Stop Benefits for Outstanding Warrants: Bad Policy Cuts Off Social Security, SSI
Legislative proposals such as H.R. 2792 would bar payment of Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits to people with an outstanding arrest warrant for an alleged felony or for an alleged violation of probation or parole. This would revive an old, failed policy that had catastrophic effects for many people with disabilities and seniors, employing procedures that did not withstand judicial scrutiny.
(June 12,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]
Preserve Supplemental Security Income: Oppose “Sliding Scale” Cuts
As part of our nation’s Social Security system, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) provides a basic standard of living for about 8.3 million Americans (1.2 million children and 4.8 million adults with significant disabilities; 2.2 million seniors). SSI helps people meet their daily needs, pay for out of pocket medical and disability- related expenses, and avoid extreme hardship and homelessness. All SSI recipients have extremely low incomes and assets. People who qualify due to a disability must also meet Social Security’s stringent national standard.
(May 22,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]
CCD DI UI Fact Sheet S499 HR918 S343
Congress should reject proposals to reduce or eliminate benefits for individuals who concurrently receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Unemployment Insurance (UI):
(February 20,  2015) - Download [ PDF ]
CCD DI UI Fact Sheet
Oppose Cuts to Concurrent SSDI and UI Benefits: Proposals Would Hurt SSDI Beneficiaries and Their Families, Discourage Work
(February 5,  2015) - Download [ PDF ]
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.
(July 23,  2014) - Download [ PDF ]
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 ]
The Social Security Disability Appeals Process
Under the Social Security Act, eligibility for disability benefits is restricted to individuals who are unable to engage in substantial gainful activity (SGA) due to a mental or physical impairment, or combination of impairments, that has lasted at least a year or which is expected to result in death.
(June 10,  2014) - Download [ PDF ]
Social Security Disability Insurance Demonstration Principles:
The CCD Social Security Task Force supports efforts to test program rule changes and interventions through demonstration or pilot projects to improve employment opportunities and outcomes for Social Security Disability Insurance beneficiaries. However, the Task Force also believes that the principles contained in this document must be adhered to in order to maximize the effectiveness of the projects and to protect SSDI beneficiaries in the design and implementation of any demonstrations.
(March 14,  2014) - Download [ PDF ]
Disability Program Reform Principles
The Social Security disability programs, including the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program and disability
(July 12,  2012) - Download [ PDF ]