Accessibility Policy

We are committed to making accessible to people with disabilities. To ensure that we meet or exceed the requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, we continually review our site and modify pages to remove accessibility problems for people with disabilities. Social Security's Accessibility Policy provides detailed instructions to assist people with disabilities with accessing


Linking Policy

Generally, we link to other Government websites (their names usually end in ".gov"). If non-Government websites (names ending in ".edu," ".com," etc.) provide information that's pertinent but not available on a Government website, we'll link to them. Examples include:

Directories of vital records sources in U.S. counties, States, and territories

The National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Guide, for determining SSI countable resources



The Social Security Administration (SSA) website contains links to certain websites that are not affiliated with the United States government. These may include State and Local governmental agencies, international agencies, and private entities.

SSA cannot attest to the accuracy of information provided by such websites. If we provide a link to such a website, this does not constitute an endorsement by SSA or any of its employees of the information or products presented on the non-SSA website.

Also, such websites are not within our control and may not follow the same privacy, security or accessibility policies. Once you visit such a website you are subject to the policies of that site.


Copyright Policy

We do not post copyrighted material on our website unless we have the express permission of the author. If we post copyrighted material, we will describe the specific permission granted for its use.

As a public agency, we generally do not own rights to material on our website. Most of the material on our website consists of new or republished government documents and as such, it is considered public domain. So, we do not generally grant or deny permission to publish or otherwise distribute it.

You are responsible for determining and satisfying copyright or other use restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing material found on our website.

SSA is not responsible for determining whether any material on a website accessible by a link from our website is copyrighted.

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