Thank you for visiting the IdeaScale Community Page for the Office of Disability Policy. At ODP, we are at the forefront of developing, evaluating, and issuing regulations, policies, and procedures for the SSA-administered disability programs. We are always exploring innovative ways to advance our mission to serve individuals with a disability through accurate, consistent, and timely disability.

Purpose of IdeaScale

The purpose of this IdeaScale community is to provide a “home base” for many of the ODP initiatives/campaigns that require collaborative engagement. IdeaScale is a platform where, similar to a discussion forum or social media, colleagues, can comment and interact, regarding specific topics/questions. Click HERE for directions on how to engage.

Why is your input important?

Your collaborative input will help ODP gain an early perspective on policy issues that affect Social Security beneficiaries and Supplemental Security Income recipients. We welcome participants with common interests, as well as diverse viewpoints, to share their insight directly with agency policy-makers.

How to Navigate this Community

In the Right Column, you will notice the Active Q&A Topics or Active Campaigns. You will find any item that is currently open for comment or discussion listed here. Also, in the Right column you will find Archived Q&A Topics and Archived Campaigns. These items are closed for comment, but as still available for viewing. To open a campaign, active or archived, simply click on the title of the campaign of interest. You will be redirected to that campaign’s page. There you will be able to propose new ideas, provide comment, and vote.

For Continued Collaboration

Please check back periodically for new Idea/campaign launches. There will be ongoing campaigns that you will be able to provide comment in the future.

Paperwork Reduction Act Statement:

“Paperwork Reduction Act Statement – This information collection meets the requirements of 44 U.S.C. §3507, as amended by section 2 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. You do not need to answer these questions (OR participate in this focus group OR complete this telephone survey) unless we display a valid Office of Management and Budget control number. We estimate that it will take about 2 minutes to read the instructions, gather the facts, and answer the questions. You may send comments on our time estimate above to: SSA, 6401 Security Blvd., Baltimore, MD 21235-6401. Send only comments relating to our time estimate to this address, not the completed form.”

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