Section 504 Overview

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Section 504's relevant implementing regulations, 45 C.F.R. Part 85 prohibits Federal agencies and programs that receive Federal funding from discriminating against qualified individuals with disabilities. Part 85 specifies the actions agencies must take to ensure they do not discriminate against individuals with disabilities.

Our Commitment to Section 504 Compliance

SSA is committed to ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to access our programs, activities, and facilities, regardless of disability, in accordance with Section 504. The Social Security Administration is committed to maintaining and improving our service to individuals with disabilities.

More about our Commitment to Section 504 Compliance

Our Section 504 Compliance staff provides guidance to our offices to ensure that we provide meaningful access to our programs and services to otherwise qualified customers who have disabilities. Individuals with disabilities may request accommodations that will enable them to participate in or derive the benefits of our programs and services.

In addition to assisting our offices, our Section 504 Compliance staff is available to assist advocates, the public, and other agencies through our Toll-Free Number, 1-844-881-9061. Our business hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time (except Federal holidays).

Laws and Regulations

Other Section 504 Resources

Notice of Rights

If you believe that SSA, an SSA employee, an SSA contractor, or an agent of SSA discriminated against you, someone you know, or a class of people in connection with an SSA program or activity, and you believe that the discrimination was based on race, color, national origin (including English language ability), religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, or in retaliation for your having participated in a proceeding under this complaint process, you may file a complaint or have a representative file a complaint on your behalf.