CCD Statement on Family Separation

June 22, 2018
Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD)

The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) strongly condemns the separation of infants and children from their parents at our country’s borders. CCD calls on our nation’s leaders to halt this barbaric practice and to restore dignity and respect to those refugee and immigrant families seeking asylum.

The sudden switch to a “zero tolerance” policy announced by Attorney General Jeff Sessions is inhumane, unethical, and contrary to our country’s values. It denies the fundamental...

Disability Applications Plunge as the Economy Strengthens

June 20, 2018
The New York Times

The number of Americans seeking Social Security disability benefits is plunging, a startling reversal of a decades-old trend that threatened the program’s solvency. It is the latest evidence of a stronger economy pulling people back into the job market or preventing workers from being sidelined in the first place.

The drop is so significant that the agency has revised its estimates of how long the program will continue to be financially secure. This month, the government announced...

Media Backgrounder for Release of 2018 Social Security Trustees Report

June 5, 2018
Social Security Works

Press Release from Social Security Works

As reporters prepare to cover the soon-to-be-released 2018 Social Security and Medicare Trustees Reports, Social Security Works provides you with this background analysis which summarizes what are likely to be the Social Security Report’s key findings (based on last year’s forecasts), and puts them in context. Please note that this backgrounder addresses only the Social Security’s cash benefits Trustees Report (Old Age, Survivors, and...

Social Security notes benefits for veterans and service members' dependents

May 25, 2018

On Memorial Day, we honor service members who have given their lives for our nation. Social Security acknowledges the heroism and courage of our military service members, and we remember those who have given their lives to protect our country. Part of how we honor these heroes is the way we provide Social Security benefits.

The loss of a family member is difficult for anyone. Social Security helps by providing benefits to protect service members’ dependents. Widows, widowers and their...