April 28, 2011

Save the Date: Social Security Under Threat! Webinars

Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Social Security Task Force   ·  Link to Article


Social Security Under Threat!



May 19, 2011 (Thursday) 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. EDT       Social Security 101

June 1, 2011 (Wednesday) 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. EDT      Social Security Reform Proposals


Webinar 1: Social Security 101

This webinar will explain the basics of the social insurance safety net that is created by the Social Security retirement, disability, and survivors programs. The webinar will include information on the current design of the programs, how the programs are funded, how workers are covered by paying into the system, and how benefits help people with disabilities, retired workers, their families and their survivors. This webinar will also outline the general and most-discussed options for reforming Social Security to ensure its long-term solvency and maintaining benefit adequacy.  It will also provide some basic principles through which reform proposals can be evaluated.


Webinar 2: Current Social Security Reform Proposals: How Would They Affect People with Disabilities?

Building on Social Security 101, this webinar will explain the specific reforms that have been proposed by organizations/commissions and those contained in bills introduced by Members of Congress. It will explain their likely effects on the solvency of the Social Security trust funds.  A primary focus of the webinar will be to examine the impact of these proposed changes on benefits received by program beneficiaries, specifically, how the proposals, if implemented, would affect people with disabilities, the elderly, and families who rely on the Social Security safety net. It will also provide information on the response of the national disability advocacy community to the reform proposals.


Please reserve these dates on your calendars. Lines for these webinars are limited so organizations are encouraged to participate in groups at a single location. Registration will open for these webinars on May 9, 2011. A reminder email will be sent when registration goes live. Please feel free to share this save the date flyer with other organizations.


PLEASE NOTE: These webinars will not be open to the press and statements during the webinars will not be available for attribution.


These webinars are sponsored by the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Social Security Task Force through a grant from the National Academy of Social Insurance.  See www.disabilityandsocialsecurity.org for more information about the Task Force’s public education and outreach campaign. To learn more about CCD, a coalition of over 100 national organizations, go to www.c-c-d.org