Category Archives: Social Security

WEBINAR: Social Security Field Office Service Changes

Free Webinar When: October 14, 2014, 2-2:30 PM EDT In December 2013, the Social Security Administration (SSA) announced that as of February 2014 it would no longer provide Social Security number (SSN) printouts or benefit verification letters to individuals requesting … Continue reading

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Social Security Changes Benefits Letter Policy

NSCLC played a leading role advocating, together with other organizations and members of Congress, against the elimination of printing Social Security Administration (SSA) benefit verification letters at local offices. NSCLC staff met with SSA to point to the serious problems … Continue reading

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WEBINAR: Social Security and SSI Post-DOMA: Changes for Same Gender Couples?

Free Webinar Series A year after the Supreme Court decision in United States v Windsor, federal agencies have been issuing rules that affect same sex couples regarding programs like Social Security, Supplemental Security Income, Medicare, and Medicaid. In this two-part … Continue reading

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ISSUE BRIEF: SSA’s Failure to Process SSI Appeals Requests

January 2014 — An  issue brief from the National Senior Citizens Law Center says that the Social Security Administration needs a uniform system in place to input and track appeals by Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients and to ensure that …

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Advocates Look to NSCLC for How DOMA Impacts Benefits Programs

In an August 20, 2013 webinar attended by some 500 advocates from across the country, The Demise of DOMA: The Impact on Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid for Same Sex Couples, Directing Attorneys Gerald McIntyre and Georgia Burke explained what … Continue reading

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WEBINAR: Language Access Issues in Social Security and Medicare

Free Webinar – October 8, 2013 Limited English proficient (LEP) older adults face common issues in accessing federally administered public benefits, in particular Social Security and Medicare. More than 3.3 million of America’s seniors are not fluent in English, and … Continue reading

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JOINT WEBINAR: National Senior Citizens Law Center & National Consumer Law Center: “Fugitive Felons”: Clark v. Astrue Implementation for SSI & Social Security and Similar Provisions in Other Benefit Programs

NSCLC & NCLC Webinar – September 25, 2013 Learn about the court ordered relief currently being provided in Clark v. Astrue to class members whose Social Security or SSI benefits were suspended because of an arrest warrant. This session will … Continue reading

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Testimony on Social Security Payments Go Paperless

On behalf of NSCLC and others, Community Legal Services of Philadelphia’s Rebecca Vallas testifies at Senate Select Committee on Aging June 19, 2013 about protecting seniors from fraud and confusion. The hearing was videotaped.

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SSI Non-Disability Appeals: What Isn’t Working

(June 12, 2013 Webinar) Over 40 years ago, the Supreme Court ruled in Goldberg v. Kelly that people who faced suspension or benefit reductions  were entitled to an evidentiary hearing with significant due process protections. Sadly, the Supplemental Security Income appeals … Continue reading

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Table Helps Calculate Medicaid Eligibility Under Pickle Amendment

(12/23/13) The Social Security Administration recently announced its cost of living adjustment for Social Security and SSI benefits effective January 1. This adjustment affects the calculation of Pickle Amendment eligibility for Medicaid in 2014. This paper and the tables contained … Continue reading

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