A Shasta County Disability Advocate is available to help with applications (or appeals) for programs that help people with disabilities.
The Social Security and Supplemental Security Income disability programs are the largest of several Federal programs that provide assistance to people with disabilities.
Social Security Disability Insurance pays benefits to you and certain members of your family if you are "insured," meaning that you worked long enough and paid Social Security taxes.
Supplemental Security Income pays benefits based on financial need.
For more information on benefits for people with disabilities, visit www.ssa.gov.
To speak with a Disability Advocate, call 245-6929.