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The CCD Social Security Task Force focuses on disability policy issues in the Title II disability programs and the Title XVI Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program. The SSI and Title II cash benefits, along with the related Medicaid and Medicare benefits, are the means of survival for millions of individuals with severe disabilities. They rely on SSA to promptly and fairly adjudicate their applications for disability benefits and to handle many other actions critical to their well-being. The Social Security Task Force’s policy agenda focuses on:

  • Ensuring that the impact on people with disabilities is considered and their interests are protected in Social Security and SSI policy debates.
  • Advocating that SSA’s administrative budget be adequately funded so that SSA has sufficient resources for personnel and service needs.
  • Monitoring proposed changes to the disability claims process.
  • Advocating for legislation, regulations, and policy changes to improve, simplify, and update the Social Security and SSI disability programs, including work incentives.
  • Maximizing employment opportunities for current and future disability beneficiaries while also doing no harm to existing critical income supports.


Social Security Task Force
Letter to CACREP re: Accreditation Standards
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Constituents with Disabilities’ (CCD) Employment & Training, Social Security and Veterans Task Forces write regarding the CACREP 2023/2024 rehabilitation counselor curricular standards revision. CCD is the largest coalition of national organizations working together to advocate for Federal public policy that ensures the self-determination, independence, empowerment, integration and inclusion of children and adults with disabilities in all aspects of society free from racism, ableism, sexism, and xenophobia, as well as LGBTQ+ based discrimination and religious intolerance.
(May 24,  2022) - Download [ PDF ]
Social Security Task Force
Testimony of Bethany Lilly on behalf of CCD, Social Security Task Force
Chairman, Ranking Member, and members of the Social Security Subcommittee, thank you for inviting me to testify today about the importance of Social Security benefits and Social Security Administration (SSA) customer service for people with disabilities. My name is Bethany Lilly and I am the Senior Director of Public Policy at The Arc of the United States, an organization that represents people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, their families and friends, and the essential frontline disability service providers who support them.
(May 12,  2022) - Download [ PDF ]
Social Security Task Force
CCD SSA FY23 Funding
People With Disabilities Rely on SSA Administered Benefits for Their Livelihood. Approximately 7.6 million individuals with disabilities and older adults rely on the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program and another 10 million receiving Social Security disability benefits as disabled workers, disabled widow(er)s, or disabled adult children. Unlike Social Security retirement, these programs come with complicated eligibility requirements that require agency determinations. The majority of individuals that apply are denied.
(May 3,  2022) - Download [ PDF ]
Social Security Task Force
CCD SSA Issues and Funding Letter
The undersigned organizations of the Consortium of Constituents with Disabilities’ (CCD) Social Security Task Force urge you to take immediate action to assure that the Social Security Administration has the resources it needs to respond to the increased demand associated with reopening Field Offices to the public after two years without any in-person services.
(April 21,  2022) - Download [ PDF ]
Social Security Task Force
Social Security Task Force cochairs Stop the Wait February 2022
The undersigned cochairs of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Social Security Task Force are pleased to support the Stop the Wait Act of 2022. This bill will be of tremendous assistance to those found eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Medicare.
(February 2,  2022) - Download [ PDF ]
Social Security Task Force
Social Security Task Force 2021 Annual Report
(January 10,  2022) - Download [ PDF ]
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