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Don’t worry. But worry.

October 3rd, 2013 · No Comments · Blog, Featured Home Page Post

Social Security benefits are protected for now, but the 2013 government shutdown will affect workers with disabilities and SSDI recipients. Here’s how.

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Just how important is SSDI anyway?

June 21st, 2013 · No Comments · Blog, Featured Home Page Post

Health & Disability Advocates federal policy director participates in an Urban Institute panel on Social Security Disability Insurance: Challenges and Opportunities, and sums up results of their latest report on Social Security Disability Insurance programs.

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Measure twice, cut once

June 20th, 2013 · No Comments · Blog, Featured Home Page Post

Testimony to Congress from Health & Disability Advocates federal policy director on encouraging employment for those on Social Security Disability Insurance program

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A Legacy of Making Work Work

April 26th, 2013 · Comments Off · Blog, Featured Home Page Post

The disability policy and advocacy community lost a key champion this week with the passing of Allen Jensen. Allen’s rich body of work improved the lives and work ability for millions of Americans across the country. Always proud of his Iowa heritage and Midwestern work ethic, Allen was quick to charm, and even quicker at [...]

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We take exception; it’s not the rule

July 26th, 2012 · Comments Off · Blog, Featured Home Page Post

Open letter to The New York Times submitted last week: The premise of Frank Bruni’s Individualism in Overdrive (July 17, Op-Ed) might be accurate, but his example of Social Security beneficiaries “bilking the government” is way off the mark.  Disability requirements are stringent – most people are denied – and many eligible people must go [...]

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