Archive | January, 2013

Social Securty Proposes Language Change for Intellectual Disabilties

The Social Security Administration issued a request for comments on proposed language changes that would begint using the term “intellectual disability” in place of “mental retardation.” Two years ago, Congress required the language changes in all federal health, education and labor policy under “Rosa’s Law.” Social Security officials indicated that they will propose these edits […]

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New Web Site Tracks Numbers of Newly Disabled

From InsuranceNews.net: Do you know how many working-age Americans become disabled every year? Every month? Or even every day? As of today, there’s an easy way to keep track by visiting a new site Created by the Council for Disability Awareness (CDA), this new tool graphically illustrates the growing number of working-age Americans who experience […]

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The Facts on SSI for Kids

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for low-income disabled children are back in the news, in part because of a recent New York Times by Nicholas Kristof.  Unfortunately, the program is being subject to some sharp criticism that is based on misunderstanding of key issues related to SSI for poor children with disabilities.  Discussion and debates concerning […]

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SSI for Kids, Just the Facts

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for low-income disabled children are back in the news, in part because of a recent New York Times column by Nicholas Kristof. Unfortunately, the program is being subject to some sharp criticism that is based on misunderstanding of key issues related to SSI for poor children with disabilities. Discussion and […]

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