After an accident or unexpected illness leaves you or your loved one disabled and unable to work, resources on living with disability and disabled persons’ rights can help make the adjustment to a new lifestyle less stressful. The right resources can also help you get access to medical care and assistive living equipment, connect with other people going through the same thing, and better understand the legal rights of disabled individuals, as well as the remedies available to you when those rights are violated.
Whether you are seeking Social Security Disability Benefits, Supplemental Security Income, or veterans’ disability benefits, you can use the links below to get important information on a variety of disability issues.
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ADAPT — Grassroots group that organizes disability rights activism
Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities — Coalition of 100 national disability organizations providing advocacy for disabled individuals through legislative networking and task forces
Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF) — Works for legal advocacy, public policy and legislation, and children and family advocacy, training and education, and international consulting
Americans with Disabilities Act — Federal declaration of equality for people with disabilities
ADA National Network — Comprehensive information and training on the Americans with Disabilities Act
American Occupational Therapy Association — Valuable information on occupational therapy and independent living
American Association of People With Disabilities — Promotes equal opportunity and independent living
National Rehabilitation Information Center — Comprehensive library for disability and rehabilitation-oriented information
Infinitec.org — Resource for assistive living technology and information
Social Security Online SSDI Application — Online application for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits
Social Security Online Appeals Process — Webpage description of the SSDI appeals process
United States Department of Veterans Affairs — Information on all veteran programs, including federal veterans disability benefits
If you or a member of your family needs help navigating the Social Security Disability system, please click here to find a disability law firm in your area.