Social Security News
This article reports on concerns and protests by elders, people with disabilities, and others who utilize Social Security benefits. The agency has closed 10% of its offices, as well as all of its “contact sites” — locations that serve remote, rural populations on a weekly or monthly basis — in recent years. Combined with significant staff reductions at the agency, many beneficiaries complain of difficulty getting to locations for in-person services, and long waits for responses, decisions, and services.
This blog post at the Campaign for Disability Employment outlines the Ticket to Work program, which many recipients of disability-based Social Security benefits can use to achieve employment goals.