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An overview of the Social Security Benefits Teleconference

With: Andrew Salata, Public Affairs Specialist, Social Security Administration

The presentation will cover an overview of Social Security Disability, from how individuals become eligible for benefits to how to complete the filing process.  The presentation will review additional considerations for women receiving Social Security, and how Social Security assists families.

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Social Security Administration 

1-800-772-1213 (Monday through Friday 7 AM to 7 PM EST)
The Social Security and Supplemental Security Income disability programs are the largest of several Federal programs that provide assistance to people with disabilities. While these two programs are different in many ways, both are administered by the Social Security Administration and only individuals who have a disability and meet medical criteria may qualify for benefits under either program.

Social Security and Disability Resource Center 

The Social Security and Disability Resource Center website is written by a former disability examiner and addresses questions that claimants often have about the application and appeal process but, often as well, have trouble finding clear answers to. Additional links: Social Security Disability and SSI Benefits for Lupus 

Find information, tips, and advice to help you win your Social Security disability or SSI disability claim. The articles on this site were written by a former Social Security claims examiner, a former Social Security doctor, and experienced disability lawyers. After reading about your disability, use our attorney locator to speak to a local disability lawyer

Job Accommodation Network (JAN) 

1-800-526-7234 (Monday through Friday 9 AM to 6 PM EST)
JAN provides free consulting services for individuals with physical or intellectual limitations that affect employment. Services include one-on-one consultation about job accommodation ideas, requesting and negotiating accommodations, and rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and related laws. Although JAN does not help individuals find employment, JAN does provide information for job seekers.