Social Security disability programs are extremely important in the lives of people suffering from a disability. Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) in particular helps disabled workers who contributed to the program during their careers by providing benefits to them when they are unable to work due to a disability.
Frequently, Social Security disability programs are a topic for debate in the news, and people who believe these programs should be cut or eliminated attack the program’s validity or necessity. However, there are a number of organizations that support SSDI benefits and that advocate for the needs of persons living with disabilities.
Organizations dedicated to the cause of Social Security Disability Benefits
Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) is a group of national consumer, advocacy, and professional organizations that advocates for people with physical and mental disabilities and their families. CCD has a Social Security Task Force that specifically focuses on disability policy issues and works to promote and support SSDI benefits.
National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives
The National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives (NOSSCR) is a special bar association for attorneys who represent people with disabilities. NOSSCR is involved in public policy advocacy and its members represent claimants participating in the Social Security disability application process.
More groups supporting SSD benefits are coming together
In March 2015, the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities, with the help of Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH), released a letter [http://www.socialsecurityworks.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/CCD-Letter-DI-UI-03-17-15-FINAL.pdf] that was signed by more than 70 organizations that oppose cuts to Social Security disability programs.
The letter expressed the organizations’ opposition to proposals to eliminate or reduce Social Security disability programs, and explained the need for these programs in the lives of those struggling with disabilities. The letter was signed by numerous organizations including the NAACP, the National Council on Aging, and the National Women’s Law Center.
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