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The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities
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Washington, DC 20006
(202) 783-2229 phone
(202) 534-3731 fax

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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
    Fax:  202-393-5959

  • 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
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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