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What the Debt Limit Agreement Means for People Living With Serious Mental Illness
Learn about the provisions the debt limit agreement before Congress and how funding changes affect people living with serious mental illness.

New Priced Out Report Released
The Technical Assistance Collaborative (TAC) and the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Housing Task Force have released the ‘Priced Out in 2010’ study which demonstrates that the national average rent for a modestly priced one-bedroom apartment is greater than the entire Supplemental Security Income (SSI) of a person living with a disability. Read further...


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Social Security Re-Opens Comment Period on Changes to the Mental Impairment Listings
12/02/2010
Last week, the Social Security Administration (SSA) announced that it is taking additional comments (through December 9, 2010) on its proposed rules revising the “Mental Impairment Listings” that are used to assess eligibility for disability benefits (both SSI and SSDI).

Social Security Extends Comments Period on Proposed Changes to Mental Impairment Listings
11/22/2010
On November 17, the Social Security Administration announced that it will be publishing a clarification on the proposed regulations making changes in the mental impairment listings used by the agency when adjudicating claims for disability benefits.

Help Us Improve Re-entry Support for People with Serious Mental Illness
6/23/2009
A new bill is being introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives to help ensure that people re-entering the community can have ready access to the benefits they need to survive.

Extra Cash Payments for SSI and SSDI Beneficiaries Expected in May
4/29/2009
In May 2009, the Social Security Administration (SSA) will be mailing every Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), veterans’ disability beneficiary an extra one-time payment of $250. This payment will be mailed separately from each beneficiary’s May 2009 monthly check.

NAMI Submits Comments on Proposed Changes to the Social Security Appeals Process
12/21/2007
NAMI has submitted comments to the Social Security Administration on proposed regulations amending the administrative appeals process that claimants with disabilities must go through in seeking eligibility for disability benefits (SSI and SSDI).

NAMI Comments on Social Security Quick Disability Determination (QDD) Process
8/15/2007
NAMI offered the following comments on the Social Security Administration's proposed guidelines of the Quick Disability Determination (QDD) process. The QDD was first proposed in July 2005 as an alternative process designed to provide a prompt disability decision to those claimants who are the most severely disabled.


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Social Security Extends Comments Period on Proposed Changes to Mental Impairment Listings
On November 17, the Social Security Administration announced that it will be publishing a clarification on the proposed regulations making changes in the mental impairment listings used by the agency when adjudicating claims for disability benefits.



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