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Changes in Social Security Payments for Nursing Home Residents
Source: US Treasury Dept.
Content Type: PDF
Power Point Training for long term care providers on transition to electronic payment of all Federal Benefits and how this impacts some residents in long term care.

Online application for Social Security Disability Benefits
Source: SSA.gov
Content Type: Online application for benefits
This website contains an online portal for applying for Social Security Disability Benefits.

Social Security for widows, and former spouses
Source: SSA.gov
Content Type: Website
This page contains detailed information on Social Security benefits for Widows, Widowers & Other Survivors.

Noncovered Pension May Affect Spouse or Widow/Widower Benefit
Source: SSA.gov
Content Type: Web Site
Resources explaining various rules that reduce Social Security benefits when a survivor draws retirement benefits from a pension that was not subject to Social Security Tax.

Social Security Windfall Emimination
Source: Social Security Adminstration
Content Type: Web site
Explaination of the rules for Social Security benefits to be reduced for recipients of some government pensions.

National Senior Citizens Law Center: Social Security
Source: National Senior Citizens Law Center
Content Type: Website
Articles on social security, case updates and legislative updates.

Social Security Administration website
Source: Social Security Administration
Content Type: Website
Extensive information on all aspects of the agency's work.

Social Security Forms
Source: Social Security Administration
Content Type: Website
This section of the SSA website includes all forms available online.

Social Security Publications
Source: Social Security Administration
Content Type: Website
This section of the SSA website includes all publications. Most are consumer focused and many are available in Spanish. Topics include Disability, Retirement, Survivors, SSI, and Work and Earnings.

National Association of Social Security Claimants' Representatives
Source: National Association of Social Security Claimants' Representatives
Content Type: Website
Resources on social security claims as well as information on how to find a claimant's representative to provide advocacy on behalf of persons seeking Social Security and SSI.

SSA Compassionate Allowance

Social Security Compassionate Allowance Program
Source: Social Security
Content Type: Webpage
Social Security has an obligation to provide benefits quickly to applicants whose medical conditions are so serious that their conditions obviously meet disability standards. Compassionate Allowances (CAL) are a way of quickly identifying diseases and other medical conditions that invariably qualify under the Listing of Impairments based on minimal objective medical information. Compassionate Allowances allow Social Security to quickly target the most obviously disabled individuals for allowances based on objective medical information that we can obtain quickly.

Early Onset Alzheimer’s and Social Security Disability Benefits
Source: Alzheimer’s Association
Content Type: Website
Social Security Disability benefits for early onset Alzheimer’s disease under compassionate allowance program

Social Security Disability Compassionate Allowance Program
Source: Social Security Administration
Content Type: Website
Conditions included in the compassionate allowance program are eligible for a streamlined application process for disability benefits.

SS Garnishment for other federal debts

Federal Benefits Offsets
Source: National Consumer Law Center
Content Type: Article
An overview of the Federal Benefits Offsets for social security for advocates assisting clients.

Student Loan Debt May Be Offset From Social Security, Even for Debts Older than 10 Yrs
Source: National Senior Citizens Law Center
Content Type: Article
Summary of 2006 US Supreme Court case regarding social security offsets to recover student loan debts.