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Action Alert - Last Chance to Protect Access to Social Security Benefits!

 

 

1. Submit Comments to Social Security

Social Security is collecting comments on the new rules until January 31, 2020.  Your voice and your experience matter. Click here to submit a comment directly or use this easy form to submit your comment. 

You can visit our website for example comments. 

 

2. Contact Your Members of Congress: 

1.     Call the Capitol Switchboard at: (202) 224-3121 (voice) or (202) 224-3091(tty) and ask to be connected to your Senators or House representative.

2.     If you'd rather not call, you can email. Use this easy tool to find contact information for your members of Congress. 

Easy Script for Call or Email:

Hello, this is [Name]. I’m a resident of [Town, State].  

I am [writing/calling] about the proposed Social Security rules that would make most people getting disability benefits prove that they have disabilities every two years.  Please tell Social Security that it should not go forward with these rules.

It can be very hard to get disability benefits.  For some people it takes years, and it is a stressful and time consuming process.  More frequent disability reviews will create additional burdens for people with disabilities who cannot work and are struggling with income insecurity.

Even worse, Social Security often makes mistakes when reviewing disability, meaning there is an even greater chance that people who qualify for benefits will be denied and will go without the help they need.  And pushing more people into disability reviews will slow down the system for everyone.

The new rules could cut more than two million people off of disability benefits over the next ten years.  These rules would hurt people with disabilities.  

I am asking [Congress Persons’s Name] to work with the Social Security Administration to make sure these rules do not go forward. 

Thank you for [taking my call/reading my email]!

[IF LEAVING A VOICEMAIL: please leave your full street address and zip code to ensure your call is tallied]

 

3. Spread the Word

Social Security needs to hear from as many people as possible about the new rules.  Please forward this email to your friends and colleagues, and share it on social media.

 

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