Social Security Administration (SSA)
What does Social Security Administration (SSA) mean?
The Social Security Administration or SSA was created in 1935 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt as part of his New Deal program and started with the signing of the Social Security Act of 1935.
Today, the SSA administers several governmental programs including disability benefits, retirement and survivors' benefits. The SSA has operated as a wholly independent agency since 1994. The SSA delivers services through 1,400 nationwide offices, including regional offices, card centers, processing centers, field offices, hearing offices and Appeals Council offices.
Currently, the SSA processes nearly 3 million disability applications for both Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits each year. If you are considering filing for disability benefits you can go to a local SSA office or apply on line.