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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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SOCIAL SECURITY
 

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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

  • Ethel Zelenske 
    National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives (NOSSCR) 
    202-457-7775 phone 
    202-457-7773
    ethel.zelenske@nosscr.org
  • Jeanne Morin
    National Association of Disability Representatives (NADR)
    Phone:  202-824-1725
    Fax:  202-393-5959
    Email:  jeanne.morin@akerman.com

  • Kate Lang
    National Senior Citizens Law Center
    202-289-6976 phone 
    202-289-7224
    Email: klang@nsclc.org

  • T.J. Sutcliffe
    The Arc of the United States
    Phone: 202-783-2229
    Fax: 202-534-3731
    Email: sutcliffe@thearc.org
  • Web Phillips
    National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare
    Phone: 202-216-8358
    Fax: 202-216-0446
    Email: phillipsw@ncpssm.org

  ACTIVITIES
Social Security Task Force
CCD Social Security Task Force, on “Protecting the Safety Net from Fraud, Waste, and Abuse"
CCD is a working coalition of national consumer, advocacy, provider, and professional organizations working together with and on behalf of the 54 million children and adults with disabilities and their families living in the United States.
(June 20,  2015) - Download [ PDF ]
Social Security Task Force
CCD Letter to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
We write as Co-Chairs of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Social Security Task Force in follow up to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform April 14, 2015 hearing on “Government Accountability Office’s Duplication Report at Five Years: Recommendations Remain Unaddressed.”
(May 6,  2015) - Download [ PDF ]
Social Security Task Force
CCD Letter to the Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs
We write as Co-Chairs of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Social Security Task Force in follow up to the Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs April 14, 2015 hearing on “Reducing Unnecessary Duplication in Federal Programs: Billions More Could Be Saved.”
(May 6,  2015) - Download [ PDF ]
Social Security Task Force
CCD Flake Amendment 667 SSDI UI
The Senate should reject Flake Amendment 667 to the Senate Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Resolution (S. Con. Res. 11) and any similar proposals to reduce or eliminate benefits for individuals who concurrently receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Unemployment Insurance (UI).
(March 25,  2015) - Download [ PDF ]
Social Security Task Force
CCD Letter on SSDI Provisions in House Budget Resolution
We write as co-chairs of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Social Security Task Force to express our strong opposition to all proposals to include provisions in the Fiscal Year 2016 House Budget Resolution that would:
(March 24,  2015) - Download [ PDF ]
Social Security Task Force
CCD Letter DI-UI
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD), the Coalition on Human Needs, and the Strengthen Social Security Coalition write to express our opposition to proposals to eliminate or reduce concurrent Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits, including the “Social Security Disability Insurance and Unemployment Benefits Double Dip Elimination Act of 2015” (S. 499; H.R. 918) and the “Reducing Overlapping Payments Act of 2015” (S. 343).
(March 17,  2015) - Download [ PDF ]
Social Security Task Force
CCD Statement for the Record
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) submit the following statement for the record of the February 25, 2015 hearing held by the U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Social Security, on “Maintaining the Disability Insurance Trust Fund’s Solvency”.
(February 25,  2015) - Download [ PDF ]
Social Security Task Force
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 ]
Social Security Task Force
CCD Statement for the Record
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) submit the following statement for the record of the February 11, 2015 hearing held by the Senate Committee on the Budget on “The Coming Crisis: Social Security Disability Trust Fund Insolvency”.
(February 11,  2015) - Download [ PDF ]
Social Security Task Force
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 ]
Social Security Task Force
House Rules for the 114th Congress Put Social Security, SSDI At Risk
(January 30,  2015) - Download [ PDF ]
Social Security Task Force
CCD Letter on House Rules 114th
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) write to express our dismay at the inclusion of a provision in the House rules for the 114th Congress (H. Res. 5) that creates obstacles to a common-sense, fiscally responsible action needed to prevent across-the-board benefit cuts of 20 percent to Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) in 2016.
(January 15,  2015) - Download [ PDF ]
Social Security Task Force
Social Security Task Force Annual Report for 2014
(January 12,  2015) - Download [ PDF ]
 
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