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The SSA’s New Resource: The Faces and Facts of Disability

Posted on February 18, 2016 by Disability Help Group

The Social Security Administration (SSA) recently added a new informative portal to its website, The Faces and Facts of Disability. This resource is part of the SSA’s new initiative to promote education and awareness of Social Security Disability Insurance benefits and dispel common misconceptions about the program.

Acting SSA Commissioner Carolyn W. Colvin says in her welcome message that she is “pleased to announce the launch of our new national communications campaign, The Faces and Facts of Disability. The campaign’s goal is to increase public awareness of the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program. The campaign will provide facts about the program and personal stories about those who benefit the most.”

The Faces and Facts of Disability

The Faces and Facts of Disability directory has numerous resources for disabled persons, those who provide services to disabled people, and the general public. Some of the features include the following.

  • Spotlight stories explaining how SSDI benefits have made a difference in people’s lives.
  • Facts about the program in clear, easy-to-understand terms.
  • A list of helpful materials including infographics, posters, articles, PowerPoint presentations, videos, and widgets.
  • A quiz to test your knowledge about the program.
  • A disability planner.
  • Information and downloads links to dozens of SSA publications.

Another key part of the new directory includes a five-minute informative The Faces and Facts of Disability video. The video briefly reviews what SSDI benefits are, who they cover, and what types of conditions may qualify individuals for benefits. The video also includes short spotlights on benefit recipients and how SSDI has positively impacted their lives after becoming disabled.

Help for Disabled Individuals Seeking SSDI

If you or your loved one is disabled, contact our team of disability representatives at Disability Help Group. Contact us today at 1-(800)-800-3332.