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State and federal benefits programs such as Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, unemployment, cash assistance, SNAP, disability assistance.

Disability Rights and Assistance

SSI and Social Security disability are federal programs that help people who cannot work because of a disability. Your disability could be a physical condition or a mental health condition. Read this to find out about the two programs (SSI and SSDI), how to apply, how to appeal and more.

Watch this video to learn about how to apply and appeal for disability at Social Security. This video covers federal laws so the information in it is true no matter what state you live in.

This video describes the rights of students under the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. These are federal laws, so the information is true no matter where you live.

It is against the law for someone to be treated differently because of their race or color, national origin, gender, sex, religion, and more. Here is information on how filing a discrimination complaint with the State of Connecticut.

Scam artists go to great lengths to trick you out of your personal information or money. If you aren't sure if there is really a problem with Social Security, call them at 1-800-772-1213. Watch this video to learn how to identify and report scams.

A Notice of Overpayment is a letter that says you owe Social Security money. This article is for people who get SSDI (Social Security Disability Insurance). If you get SSI, you should read the article about SSI Overpayments because the rules are different.

A Notice of Overpayment is a letter that says you owe Social Security money. This article is for people who get SSI (Supplemental Security Income). If you get SSDI, you should read the article about SSDI Overpayments because the rules are different.

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Are your benefits being lowered or cut off? You can appeal, but there are deadlines, so you must act very quickly. Here's how to request that your benefits continue:

Disability Rights and Assistance

SSI and Social Security disability are federal programs that help people who cannot work because of a disability. Your disability could be a physical condition or a mental health condition. Read this to find out about the two programs (SSI and SSDI), how to apply, how to appeal and more.

Watch this video to learn about how to apply and appeal for disability at Social Security. This video covers federal laws so the information in it is true no matter what state you live in.

This video describes the rights of students under the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. These are federal laws, so the information is true no matter where you live.

It is against the law for someone to be treated differently because of their race or color, national origin, gender, sex, religion, and more. Here is information on how filing a discrimination complaint with the State of Connecticut.

Scam artists go to great lengths to trick you out of your personal information or money. If you aren't sure if there is really a problem with Social Security, call them at 1-800-772-1213. Watch this video to learn how to identify and report scams.

A Notice of Overpayment is a letter that says you owe Social Security money. This article is for people who get SSDI (Social Security Disability Insurance). If you get SSI, you should read the article about SSI Overpayments because the rules are different.

A Notice of Overpayment is a letter that says you owe Social Security money. This article is for people who get SSI (Supplemental Security Income). If you get SSDI, you should read the article about SSDI Overpayments because the rules are different.