The Beginnings Of SSA Disability

The above image is of a 1968 poster advertising Social Security disability benefits. Today is the anniversary of major legislation in the evolution of Social Security disability benefits. As signed into law by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in the Social Security Amendments of 1954, originally disability benefits provided for a “freeze” to a person’s record…
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Social Security Website Changes

Changes to the Social Security website took place last week, with the most important being to the homepage at www.socialsecurity.gov. Now, one menu box is used to reach all topics rather than the several topic boxes previously used. In addition to simplifying how to find information, related coding changes will speed up page loading and make the…
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Information For … Perhaps You

Last week I wrote a post about Social Security and women, including that program legislation is gender neutral but that there is a “Women” section of the Social Security website at www.ssa.gov/people/women. Although benefits are the same for all, as a means to circulate accurate program information, Social Security tries to catch the interest of…
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Start Of Original Social Security Website

Times change. This day in 1994 saw the launch of the original Social Security website. May 17, 1994, was only twenty-two years ago. Updated many times since then, the official website, www.socialsecurity.gov, is just one of many methods used by the Social Security Administration to reach the public. SSA social media channels have expanded to…
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Red Book For 2016 Now Online

If you return to work while receiving Social Security or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) disability benefits, be sure to report the work to your local SSA office. Doing this is very important. Work incentives are special rules to help people return to work when receiving disability benefits through either of these programs. Available work incentives…
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