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Social Security Resource Center


Social Security’s mission includes helping to sustain workers and their families when a debilitating illness or injury strikes. If you are facing the financial strain and personal stress of a potential loss of livelihood due to disability, let the AARP Social Security Resource Center start you toward an informed decision about your benefit options. This section provides basics on:

  • Applying for Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income
  • The evidence you need to document your claim
  • Conditions that could expedite your application
  • Switching from disability to retirement benefits







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