Our fact sheets, guides, and videos provide information about the rights of people with disabilities under federal and state law. They also offer tips on how to navigate various public systems, how to request accommodations or modifications, and what to do if your rights are violated or you experience discrimination. We also have resources provided by the federal government, state government, and other organizations.
Use the filters or search box in the left-hand column to find the resources you need. Please note that many of our resources apply to a wide range of disabilities, so we do not categorized our resources by individual disability.
Information from the Social Security Administration on what may cause an overpayment, what you should do if you receive an overpayment notice, and how you can appeal an overpayment determination.
On this site, go to Topics and select Disability. You will find a list of documents (available in multiple languages) and audio files on Social Security disability benefits. Titles include Disability Benefits, Benefits for Children with Disabilities, Disability Benefits for Wounded Veterans, How Work Affects Your Benefits, and The Appeals Process.
The official website of the Social Security Administration.
Information about Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in the context of marriage and how the “marriage penalty” affects the benefits of individuals with disabilities.
A fact sheet from the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law which describes how income support programs through Social Security, Medicaid, and Medicare can help someone with mental illness transition from incarceration to community living.
The Special Litigation Section of the US Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division works to protect the rights of people who are in prisons and jails run by state or local governments.
A design guide on the accessibility of cells from the US Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division.
Information for former inmates about their eligibility for Social Security retirement, survivors, or disability benefits and Supplemental Security income benefits.
Answers to frequently asked questions about Social Security for people in prison or on parole or probation.
Social Security’s Ticket to Work Program offers beneficiaries with disabilities expanded choices when seeking service and supports to enter, re-enter and/or maintain employment.