Simplifying Social Security: A Basic introduction to the Social Security Administration and Programs it Offers

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Social Security benefits help millions of blind and disabled people make ends meet, but they are also a frequent source of anxiety and stress. We have designed this course to help you better understand how Social Security works. In this course you will learn:

  • Why Social Security exists
  • Why you have a Social Security number and how Social Security uses it
  • Which types of benefits Social Security offers
  • How to understand which benefits you are eligible for
  • How to receive communications from Social Security in accessible formats
  • Who can help if you have questions or run into trouble