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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.


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

  • Kate Lang
    Justice in Aging
    202-289-6976 phone 
    202-289-7224 fax

  • Jeanne Morin
    National Association of Disability Representatives (NADR)
    Phone:  202-824-1725

  • Webster Phillips
    National Committee to Preserve Social Security of Medicare (NCPSSM)
    Phone: 202-216-8468

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

Social Security Task Force
President’s FY 2019 Budget: Devastating Cuts to Social Security
Our Social Security system is a foundation of our nation’s economic security. Nearly all U.S. workers pay in to Social Security and are insured for Social Security Old-Age Insurance, Survivors’ Insurance, and Disability Insurance. Social Security’s Supplemental Security Income program, or SSI, is another core part of this system. SSI provides a basic standard of living for extremely low-income seniors and for children and adults with significant disabilities.
(February 13,  2018) - Download [ PDF ]
Social Security Task Force
CCD Comments SSA SSI Youth RFI Docket No. SSA–2017–0049
The undersigned organizational members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Social Security Task Force (SSTF) and the Employment &Training Task Force (E&TTF) are pleased to submit the following comments responding to the request for information regarding strategies to improve adult outcomes for youth receiving supplemental security income, 83 Fed. Reg. 411, published on January 3, 2018 [Docket No. SSA–2017–0049].
(February 2,  2018) - Download [ PDF ]
Social Security Task Force
Preserve SSI for People with Disabilities
As part of our nation’s Social Security system, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) was enacted in 1972 to reduce poverty by providing a basic living standard for extremely low-income seniors and people with disabilities. Today, SSI provides essential income to about 8.2 million people across the U.S., including 2.2 million seniors and 6 million children and adults with some of the most severe impairments and illnesses.
(January 25,  2018) - Download [ PDF ]
Social Security Task Force
Annual Report - Social Security Task Force
(January 22,  2018) - Download [ PDF ]
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