SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION (SSA)
Mission and Vision
The Social Security Administration (SSA) delivers a broad range of services online at SocialSecurity.gov and through a nationwide network of over 1,400 offices that include regional offices, field offices, card centers, teleservice centers, processing centers, hearing offices, the Appeals Council, and our State and territorial partners, the Disability Determination Services. We also have a presence in U.S. embassies around the globe. The mission of SSA is to deliver Social Security services that meet the changing needs of the public.
Grant Program Highlights
Research and Demonstration Grants
The Social Security Administration's Office of Acquisition and Grants (OAG) funds research and demonstration grants involving the Old-Age Survivors Program, the Social Security Disability Insurance Program (SSDI), and the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Program. Grants are awarded for innovative research and demonstrations, adding to existing knowledge and improving methods and techniques for managing and administering SSA programs.
This program provides funding to support beneficiaries in their efforts to return to work and to gain self-sufficiency. Such services include trial work period, early referral for rehabilitation services, and greater use of employers and others in the rehabilitation and placement process.