[oregon-l] SSI/Social Security Alert**
patricia at ilr.org
Fri Jan 8 17:49:02 GMT 2010
* SSI/Social Security E-Alert *
* Attention Senior and Disability Advocates and Social Services Providers*
* Important Information for SSI and Social Security Recipients*
Your help is needed!! Consumer handouts explaining the Social Security Administration's plan to repay more than $500 million in benefits that were unlawfully withheld are now available at http://www.nsclc.org/areas/social-security-ssi/Martinez-Settlement.
It is *VERY IMPORTANT* that all potential beneficiaries of this settlement receive news of this important development. Please share this information with all of your networks and with your senior and disabled client populations. We would appreciate it if you would disseminate this important information as broadly as you can to all listservs and distribution groups in which you participate.
The Social Security Administration has agreed to repay people whose benefits have been suspended or denied since January 1, 2007 based on the mere existence of an outstanding arrest warrant. Over 200,000 people whose benefits have been suspended or denied since January 1, 2000 are potentially eligible for retroactive benefits in varying amounts; approximately 80,000 are potentially eligible for full retroactive reinstatement of benefits totaling over $500 million.
Please review the consumer handouts (on website) for more information. Spanish and other translations are in process. Check our website (http://www.nsclc.org) to obtain translations.
Learn more about the Martinez settlement here:
Sign up <http://www.nsclc.org/join-or-donate-to-nsclc> to receive updates on the Martinez settlement.
For more information, contact:
Gerald McIntyre, *National Senior Citizens Law Center * gmcintyre at nsclc.org
Work Incentives Coordinator
Work Incentives Network
Independent Living Resources
2410 SE 11th Ave
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 232-7411 (phone)
(503) 232-8408 (TTY)
(503) 232-7480 (fax)
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