News Flash

Human Services

Posted on: July 8, 2020

Workshop lays out basics of Social Security Disability

social security disability workshop

When someone experiences a disabling injury or illness, it can trigger a range of unsettling emotions and fears, not only for the person with the disability, but for their family members and friends, too. It may be comforting to know that when a long-term disability happens, Social Security Disability can provide financial support.


Join Pierce County Aging and Disability Resources for a special virtual presentation on Social Security Disability on Monday, July 13, from 4 – 5 p.m. Participants can join online or by calling 253-215-8782 or toll free at 888-788-0099. The webinar ID is 994 8047 5801. The event is free, and no RSVP is required. 


Kirk Larson, Public Affairs Specialist with the Social Security Administration, will provide participants with information on the following topics:

  • How to qualify and apply for benefits
  • What happens when an application is approved
  • How to appeal denials
  • Who can receive benefits on a person’s earnings record
  • What people should know about receiving disability benefits
  • When Medicare coverage starts for Social Security disability beneficiaries

The CDC estimates that 1 in 4 Americans have a disability, with the majority being between 18 and 64 years old. There are 60 million individuals receiving social security benefits, most of whom receive between $700 and $1,700 per month. While there are many variables that determine monthly payments, the financial support undoubtedly serves as a lifeline for many recipients.


“It’s amazing that so many people don’t think to turn to Social Security Disability or are confused about the benefits,” said Aaron Van Valkenburg, Pierce County Aging and Disability Resources manager.  “This is an opportunity to get clear information about the available disability benefits, the application process and re-employment incentives.”


Aging and Disability Resources (ADR) is a program of Pierce County Human Services. The goal of ADR is to help older adults and individuals with disabilities remain safe and independent in their own home. ADR works closely with caregivers, families, neighbors and community members to provide services, resources and supports so that people can age safely in place. For more information about ADR call the Aging and Disability Resource Center at 253-798-4600.



# # #


MEDIA CONTACT:     

Bob Riler, Pierce County Aging & Disability Resources

253-798-7384

bob.riler@piercecountywa.gov

 

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Human Services

Ways to Help and Get Help

Pierce County Donations Connector

Posted on: March 27, 2020
COVID-19 homelessness response

Homeless Response from Pierce County

Posted on: March 23, 2020

Funny film explores outsourcing retirement

Posted on: February 19, 2020

Get the most out of your doctor visit

Posted on: January 6, 2020

Film focuses on early onset dementia

Posted on: October 23, 2019

Images of Aging looks at not aging

Posted on: August 5, 2019

Caring at home is the key

Posted on: May 1, 2019

Caring at home is key to healthcare

Posted on: February 1, 2019

Social Security retirement

Posted on: November 19, 2018

Guidance for Social Security in 2017

Posted on: November 29, 2016

Dementia: Setting the Record Straight

Posted on: November 3, 2014

Your feet may be telling you something

Posted on: August 29, 2014

Homeless Coalition seeks volunteers

Posted on: January 9, 2014

Grandparenting has a new look in 2013

Posted on: August 27, 2013

Learn the ins and outs of Medicaid

Posted on: January 23, 2013