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Program Rules Resources


We have developed several handbooks for general public use. Please consult the table of contents in each handbook to find information about a particular topic.


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Social Security Handbook

a question-and-answer format about getting program benefits--retirement, survivor, disability, and supplemental security income (SSI) benefits


Understanding SSI

an in-depth guide to understanding SSI requirements


SSI Spotlights

links to 27 fact sheets on specific SSI topics


Red Book--A Guide to Work Incentives

a summary guide to employment support for people with disabilities under Social Security programs


Disability Evaluation Under Social Security

Also known as "The Blue Book," this handbook has been specially prepared to provide physicians and other health professionals with an understanding of how each program works and what medical information we need to help ensure sound and prompt decisions on disability claims. Portal to U.S. government agencies Privacy Policy | Website Policies & Other Important Information | Site Map
Last reviewed or modified Monday May 12, 2008
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