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The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities
1825 K Street, NW, Ste. 1200
Washington, DC 20006
(202) 783-2229 phone
(202) 534-3731 fax
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 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.

Co-chairs

  • Lisa Ekman
    National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives (NOSSCR) 
    202-550-9996 phone 
    202-457-7773 fax
    Lisa.Ekman@nosscr.org

  • Kate Lang
    Justice in Aging
    202-289-6976 phone 
    202-289-7224 fax
    Email: klang@justiceinaging.org

  • Jeanne Morin
    National Association of Disability Representatives (NADR)
    Phone:  202-824-1725
    Fax:  202-393-5959
    Email:  jeanne.morin@akerman.com

  • Webster Phillips
    National Committee to Preserve Social Security of Medicare (NCPSSM)
    Phone: 202-216-8468
    Fax:
    Email: phillipsw@ncpssm.org

  • T.J. Sutcliffe
    The Arc of the United States
    Phone: 202-783-2229
    Fax: 202-534-3731
    Email: sutcliffe@thearc.org

  ACTIVITIES
Social Security Task Force
CCD SSA NPRM Establishing Program Uniformity at the Hearing and Appeals Council Levels of the Administrative Appeals Council
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Social Security Task Force are pleased to submit the following comments regarding the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) published on July 12, 2016 (81 Fed. Reg. 45079, Docket No. SSA-2014-0052).
(August 26,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Social Security Task Force
CCD SSA NPRM Evidence From Statutorily Excluded Medical Sources
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Social Security Task Force are pleased to submit the following comments regarding the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) published on June 10, 2016 (81 Fed. Reg. 37557, Docket No. SSA-2016-0015).
(August 9,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Social Security Task Force
CCD Social Security and Employment and Training Task Forces UWA and EXR NPRM
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Social Security and Employment and Training Task Forces are pleased to submit the following comments in support of the notice of proposed rulemaking published on May 11, 2016.
(July 11,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Social Security Task Force
CCD comments in response to the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) concerning “Implementation of the NICS Improvements Act of 2007 (NIAA)”
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) offer the following comments in response to the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) concerning “Implementation of the NICS Improvements Act of 2007 (NIAA)” published on May 5, 2016 (81 FR 27059, Docket No. SSA-2016-0011).
(July 5,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Social Security Task Force
2016 Trustees Report CCD SSTF Statement 06-22-16
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 2016 Trustees Report highlights that our Social Security system continues to operate well for the American people.
(June 22,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Social Security Task Force
2016 Trustees Report CCD SSTF Talking Points 06-22-16
The most important take-away from the 2016 Social Security Trustees Report is that our Social Security system continues to work, and work well, for the American people.
(June 22,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Social Security Task Force
Preserve SSI for Children and Families
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) provides essential support to about 1.3 million children with some of the most severe impairments and illnesses, living in families with low incomes and limited resources.
(June 7,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Social Security Task Force
CCD SSTF FY 2017 SSA LAE Letter House
The undersigned organizations urge Congress to fully fund the President's FY 2017 budget request of $13.067 billion for the Social Security Administration's (SSA) Limitation on Administrative Expenses (LAE).
(June 2,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Social Security Task Force
CCD SSTF FY 2017 SSA LAE Letter Senate
The undersigned organizations urge Congress to fully fund the President's FY 2017 budget request of $13.067 billion for the Social Security Administration's (SSA) Limitation on Administrative Expenses (LAE).
(June 2,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Social Security Task Force
CCD Statement HSGAC Hearing
Chairman Johnson, Ranking Member Carper, and Members of the Committee, thank you for the opportunity to submit this Statement for the Record as Co-Chairs of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Social Security Task Force, on “Government Reform: Ending Duplication and Holding Washington Accountable.”
(May 9,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Social Security Task Force
Sign on letter to Acting Commissioner Colvin regarding fee cap for representatives in Social Security disability cases
The undersigned organizations are writing to express our support for raising the cap on fees that representatives can earn using the fee agreement when representing applicants for Social Security Disability benefits (Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) programs) and for putting in place procedures to ensure more regular and consistent increases in this fee cap to keep pace with inflation moving forward.
(April 18,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Social Security Task Force
Stop Taxing Death and Disability Act Sign on letter
It is the pleasure of the undersigned member organizations of the Education, Financial Security, and Social Security Task Forces of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) to provide you with this letter of support for the Stop Taxing Death and Disability Act of 2016.
(April 15,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Social Security Task Force
Social Security Administration, Ticket to Work, Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Feb. 10, 2016
On behalf of the CCD Employment and Training Task force and Social Security Task Force, we offer the following observations in response to the Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking concerning the Ticket to Work Program issued on February 10, 2016. CCD is a coalition of national disability rights, advocacy, consumer and provider organizations representing this nation’s 57 million Americans with disabilities.
(April 8,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Social Security Task Force
CCD Co-Chairs NICS White House Letter
The Co-Chairs of the Social Security and Rights Task Forces of the Consortium of Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) write to follow up on your offer to meet with disability groups made at a “big table” meeting in January regarding the proposal President Obama announced on January 5, 2016 to report information gleaned from the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) representative payee database to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) background check system.
(February 16,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Social Security Task Force
CCD SSTF 2016 Priorities and Activities
During 2016, the Task Force will continue to be active in the following areas:
(January 21,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Social Security Task Force
CCD SSTF Policies for Co Chairs and Sign Ons
It is the policy of the Social Security Task Force (SSTF) to express its policy positions through the use of sign ons for letters, comments, statements for the record, and testimony when possible, feasible and desirable.
(January 21,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Social Security Task Force
CCD comments on the NPRM on claims procedures for disability insurance under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 filed on 1-19-2016
These comments are submitted on behalf of the undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD). The CCD is a working coalition of national consumer, advocacy, provider, and professional organizations working together with and on behalf of the approximately 57 million children and adults with disabilities and their families living in the United States.
(January 20,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Social Security Task Force
CCD Social Security Task Force Report 2015
(January 7,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
 
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