Social Security News

Social Security Office Closures and Staff Cuts Concern Politicians and the Public

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.

Social Security: Finding Your Path to Employment with Ticket to Work

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.