We have developed several handbooks for general public use. Please consult the table of contents in each handbook to find information about a particular topic.

Social Security Handbook

a question-and-answer format about getting program benefits--retirement, survivor, disability, and supplemental security income (SSI) benefits

Understanding SSI

an in-depth guide to understanding SSI requirements

SSI Spotlights

links to 27 fact sheets on specific SSI topics

Red Book--A Guide to Work Incentives

a summary guide to employment support for people with disabilities under Social Security programs

Disability Evaluation Under Social Security

Also known as "The Blue Book," this handbook has been specially prepared to provide physicians and other health professionals with an understanding of how each program works and what medical information we need to help ensure sound and prompt decisions on disability claims.