Helpful Links

Helpful Links

Helpful Links for Disabled: the links below contain information about aspects of the disability process, governmental and legal resources and medical links.

Advocacy & Program Information

These agencies and nonprofits have web sites that provide a vast amount of information, both about disability law in general, and also about advocacy strategies to protect the rights of disabled people.

  • NSCLC – National Senior Citizens Law Center
  • CCD – Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities
  • Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law – Advocacy Manuals
  • Medicare Rights Center
  • NOSSCR – National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives


Congressional Records are a rich source of information for civic engagement, and for an indication of how your representatives are voting:

  • THOMAS: Legislative Information from U.S. Congress
  • Search Full Text of Legislation
  • Search Full Text of the Congressional Record
  • MARVEL (Library of Congress)
  • House of Representatives
  • Senate

Departments and Agencies

Each of these agencies provides the regulatory structure for the department it controls. Much of what happens in government is managed by the regulatory process, this is where the details are that make the gears of the country function.

  • Department of Agriculture
  • Federal Aviation Administration
  • Centers for Disease Control
  • Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services – Formerly HCFA
  • Department of Commerce
  • FedWorld
  • Food and Drug Administration
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • Department of Health and Human Services
  • Internal Revenue Service
  • Department of Justice
  • Department of Labor
  • Bureau of Labor Statistics
  • Pension Search Directory – DOL Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation
  • National Security Agency
  • National Telecommunications & Information Administration
  • Nuclear Regulatory Commission
  • (Occupational Safety and Health Administration)
  • SEC EDGAR Database
  • Railroad Retirement Board
  • Federal Trade Commission
  • US Treasury
  • Social Security Administration

Federal Courts

The Federal Courts are the appeal of last resort for a Social Security claim, after the administrative hearing and Appeals Council Review. This page links to local courts around the country, and provides links to current opinions from these courts on many topics.

  • United States Federal Judiciary
  • Federal Rules of Evidence (L.I.I.)
  • U.S. Supreme Court Opinions (L.I.I.)
  • U.S. Supreme Court Rules (L.I.I.)
  • FindLaw – comprehensive resource for federal and state laws and cases
  • Federal Circuit Opinions
  • D.C. Circuit Opinions
  • First Circuit Opinions
  • Second Circuit Opinions – Conneticut
  • Second Circuit Opinions – NY North District
  • Third Circuit Opinions
  • Fourth Circuit Opinions
  • Fourth Circuit Opinion – West Virgina
  • Fourth Circuit Opinion – North Carolina
  • Fifth Circuit Opinions
  • Sixth Circuit Opinions
  • Seventh Circuit Opinions
  • Eighth Circuit Opinions
  • Ninth Circuit Opinions
  • Tenth Circuit Opinions
  • Eleventh Circuit Opinions

Federal Register

The Federal Register is the place where all federal agencies post proposed regulatory changes and final rules, policies and regulations, after public comment and review.

  • GPO Access
  • Select a GPO Database Here
  • Federal Register
  • Code of Federal Regulations

Medical Resources

  • The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy – The classic reference.
  • Reuters Medical News Search – free and fee services
  • The American Psychological Association PsychNet and PsychCrawler (really).
  • The American Psychiatric Association – Publishers of the DSM-IV.
  • The American Medical Association and:
    • AMA Physician Select – Find information on all U.S. MDs.
    • JAMA – Journal of the American Medical Association.
  • Stanford University MedWorld – Amazing access to research tools.
  • National Institutes of Health
  • NIH – National Library of Medicine
  • Centers for Disease Control
  • Food and Drug Administration
  • World Health Organization
  • Yahoo! – Index of Internet info. on Diseases and Conditions.
  • MedScape – Extensive! Free after registration.

Labor Market Data – Work Incentives – Labor Law

  • Occupational Outlook Handbook
  • National Employment Lawyers’ Association

Attorneys representing individual employees in cases involving employment discrimination, wrongful termination, employee benefits and other employment-related matters

  • ESI – Employment Support Institute, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • O*NET – Occupational Information Network – Dept. of Labor (eventual DOT replacement)

Other Resources

  • Directory of Federal Agencies
  • FirstGov – U.S. Government Web Portal
  • GILS (Government Information Locator Service)
  • DOE: Human Radiation Experiments
  • White House

Social Security

  • My Social Security Commercial – Someday

SSA Regional offices:

  • Map of regions
  • SSA Atlanta Region
  • SSA Boston Region
  • SSA Chicago Region
  • SSA Dallas Region
  • SSA Denver Region
  • SSA Kansas City Region
  • SSA New York Region
  • SSA Philadelphia Region
  • SSA San Francisco Region
  • SSASeattle Region

SSA Field Office Locator:

  • Field Office Locator – by zip code

SSA Offices by Specific States:

  • Alabama Social Security Office
  • Alaska Social Security Office
  • Arizona Social Security Office
  • Arkansas Social Security Office
  • California Social Security Office
  • Colorado Social Security Office
  • Connecticut Social Security Office
  • Delaware Social Security Office
  • Florida Social Security Office
  • Georgia Social Security Office
  • Hawaii Social Security Office
  • Idaho Social Security Office
  • Illinois Social Security Office
  • Indiana Social Security Office
  • Iowa Social Security Office
  • Kansas Social Security Office
  • Kentucky Social Security Office
  • Louisiana Social Security Office
  • Maine Social Security Office
  • Maryland Social Security Office
  • Massachusetts Social Security Office
  • Michigan Social Security Office
  • Minnesota Social Security Office
  • Mississippi Social Security Office
  • Missouri Social Security Office
  • Montana Social Security Office
  • Nebraska Social Security Office
  • Nevada Social Security Office
  • New Hampshire Social Security Office
  • New Jersey Social Security Office
  • New Mexico Social Security Office
  • New York Social Security Office
  • North Carolina Social Security Office
  • North Dakota Social Security Office
  • Ohio Social Security Office
  • Oklahoma Social Security Office
  • Oregon Social Security Office
  • Pennsylvania Social Security Office
  • Rhode Island Social Security Office
  • South Carolina Social Security Office
  • South Dakota Social Security Office
  • Tennessee Social Security Office
  • Texas Social Security Office
  • Utah Social Security Office
  • Vermont Social Security Office
  • Virginia Social Security Office
  • Washington Social Security Office
  • Washington DC Social Security Office
  • West Virginia Social Security Office
  • Wisconsin Social Security Office

Attorney Referrals by State and Region

Alabama –

o Bruce A. Haught, P.A. –

California –

o (Bay Area) Pat Kelly –

o (San Jose, Monterey, Salinas) Angelina Valle –

Colorado –

o (Denver) Thomas A. Feldman –

Florida –

o John F Sharpless – and

o Bruce A. Haught –

Hawaii –

o Danielle Beaver and Frank Ury –

Illinois –

o (Chicago, N. Suburban area) – Jeffrey A. Rabin –

Kansas –

o (Kansas, Missouri) Grundy Disability Group –

Kentucky –

o Paul Baker –

Maine –

o Jackson & MacNichol –

Maryland, Virginia, Washington DC –

o Alan Nuta –

Massachusetts –

o Jackson MacNichol –

Michigan –

o (Ann Arbor) Elizabth Warren –

Minnesota –

o Nancy Coyle-Strahan –

Mississippi –

o Davis-Morris Law Firm –

Missouri –

o Grundy Disability Group –

New Hampshire

o Jackson & MacNichol –

New York –

o (Brooklyn, Manhattan) Daniel Berger law –

North Carolina –

o (Charlotte) Lynn Bishop –

Oklahoma –

o Ramona S. Hanson –

Ohio –

o (Columbus) Mitchell + Pencheff, Fraley, Catalano &

Oregon –

o (Portland) Martin R. Cohen –

Pennsylvania –

o Norfleet & Lafferty, LLC –

South Dakota

o Johnson & Christensen Law Office, PC –

Tennessee –

o (Chattanooga) McCarthy, Murphy & Preslar, PC –

Vermont –

o Jackson & MacNichol –

Washington –

o (Tacoma) Kenneth Gormly –