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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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TASK FORCES
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

  • Lisa Ekman
    National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives (NOSSCR) 
    202-550-9996 phone 
    202-457-7773 fax
    Lisa.Ekman@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
    Justice in Aging
    202-289-6976 phone 
    202-289-7224 fax
    Email: klang@justiceinaging.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 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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