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Domestic Violence Issues: Articles

SSA Issues Administrative Message Addressing Homesteads Owned by Domestic Violence Survivors Who Have Fled Their Abusers :
In late 2004, advocates from the Empire Justice Center contacted the Social Security Administration (SSA) on behalf of survivors of domestic violence who were facing complicated bureaucratic hurdles when they had to flee from their homes to escape abuse. Read More

DV POMS Revised :
SSA has revised several sections of its POMS pertaining to victims of domestic violence. Read More

SSA Issues Administrative Message on DV Homesteads :
Last year, advocates from the Empire Justice Center (then known as GULP) contacted SSA on behalf of victims of domestic violence who were facing complicated bureaucratic hurdles when they had to flee from their homes to escape abuse. Read More

SSA Promises Better Protections for Domestic Violence Victims :
Victims of domestic violence who are forced to flee their homes frequently face complicated bureaucratic hurdles as they attempt to establish independence from their batterers. Thanks to advocacy by Empire Justice Center, the Social Security Administration (SSA) will alleviate at least one such barrier. Read More

New Discussion List Addressing Domestic Violence Against Women with Disabilities and who are deaf or Hard-of-Hearing :
Approximately 54 million Americans live with a disability and research to date suggests that women with disabilities experience domestic violence, abuse, sexual assault and stalking at rates higher than or similar to non-disabled women. Read More

New Social Security Numbers for Domestic Violence Victims :
A summary of how to obtain a new Social Security number for victims of domestic violence. Read More

New Social Security Numbers for Domestic Violence Victims :
Victims of domestic violence and stalking are often forced to flee their own homes in order to insure the safety of themselves or their children. Sometimes safe havens, shelters, and orders of protection are insufficient safeguards against tenacious and determined abusers. After all other safety measures have been exhausted, some victims have no alternative but to relocate and, in more dangerous cases, establish a new, safe identity. Read More