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Web News - October 2017

October 31, 2017

SSA Disability Insurance Chart Book Available

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), an integral part of Social Security, provides modest but vital benefits to workers who can no longer support themselves due to a serious and long-lasting medical impairment. Nearly nine million people received disabled-worker benefits from Social Security.  Payments also go to some of their family members:  135,000 spouses and 1.7 million children.

The following charts provide important background information about SSDI:

Why Is Social Security Disability Insurance Important?

Why Have the SSDI Rolls Grown?

Who Receives SSDI?

What Financing Issues Does SSDI Face?

https://www.cbpp.org/research/social-security/chart-book-social-security-disability-insurance

Updated Family Court Resource Translated into Seven Languages

The Empire Justice Center's “Seeking Protection from Domestic Violence in New York's Family Court” provides answers to frequently asked questions about how to obtain an order of protection and to fully access Family Court. The resource was recently updated and now translated into seven languages.

The updated brochure is now available in French, in addition to Arabic, Haitian Creole, Polish, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, and English. This 2017 version includes important recent updates in the laws and court policies impacting people with limited English or who are in immigrant communities.

http://www.empirejustice.org/publications/brochures/seeking-protection-from.html

 





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