THE US SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION (SSA) hasn’t bothered to notify people who have had their personal information and Social Security numbers exposed because they were wrongfully listed as dead in its database. If you are disabled, cannot work, and have determined that you meet the eligibility criteria, you can apply for Social Security disability benefits as soon as you become disabled. You may also call Social Security toll-free at 1-800-772-1213 or 1-800-325-0778 (TTY) from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. to take care of most Social Security business or to make an appointment at the Harbor Center office. These services are provided by Employment Networks, which are private organizations or government agencies (state or local) that have contracts with Social Security to provide employment services and other supports to beneficiaries with disabilities.
If a statute places benefit entitlement on the ability to perform a significant number of jobs in the economy and a whole class of work no longer exists in the economy, then the incidence of disability claims in a statutory construct will increase as a matter of design. If you become disabled: Social Security provides income to those who are unable to work due to disability.
You should not publish personal data such as date of birth, social security numbers, or any other personally identifiable information. In 2010, more than 54 million Americans received approximately $712 billion in Social Security benefits. The administration of the Medicare program is a responsibility of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, but SSA offices are used for determining initial eligibility, some processing of premium payments, and for limited public contact information.
When I started this job, I had no idea just how large Social Security was or how many programs it was involved in. I didn’t realize just how far it would push me, how much I would learn, or the differences I would be making in peoples’ lives. If you wish to speak to a Social Security Representative, please call the Federal Benefits Unit Call Center from 8:30-11:30, on Mondays and Thursdays only at 972-2-630-4031. Not only is Trump breaking his promise to protect Social Security by cutting its important disability protections, but he is also proposing to unnecessarily underfund the agency responsible for administering all of Social Security’s wage insurance protections.
After the application is filed, the Social Security Administration will send the file to a Disability Determination Service (DDS) administered by that State. The second, Supplemental Security Income, or SSI, is for disabled individuals, whether they have worked or not. SSA also administers the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program, which is needs-based, for the aged, blind, or disabled. Because Social Security is self-financing, with no borrowing authority, it does not add a penny to the deficit.