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Meet the NOSSCR Staff: Betsy Osborn

Do you remember that scene in the movie Top Gun when the fighter jet just barely sticks the landing on the aircraft carrier – a tiny strip of concrete in a vast, blue ocean? If your immediate reaction was, “That’s something I’d love to try,” you might want to first check with NOSSCR’s new government…

Meet the NOSSCR Staff: Donna E. Davis

“Soaring to Greater Heights of Service” is a key tenet for the work of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., the nation’s oldest African American sorority. As a former president of one of the sorority’s four Washington, D.C., chapters, it’s also an approach that NOSSCR’s new membership manager, Donna Davis, is excited to bring to her…

ABLE Age Adjustment Act Included in the FY23 Omnibus Bill

When President Biden signed the FY23 Omnibus bill into law on December 29, much of the media attention focused on the fact that Congress and the Administration had avoided a government shutdown and would not need to pass another continuing resolution. Lost in that coverage, however, was an important victory for Americans with disabilities. Included…

Omnibus includes a $785 million LAE increase for the Social Security Administration

While most Americans were focused on the holiday season and making plans for New Year’s Eve, Congress and the White House finalized the FY23 Omnibus spending bill, avoiding a potential government shutdown. The all-encompassing spending bill passed the U.S. Senate 68-29, with the House following up the next day with a 225-201 vote for passage.…

SSA Using 40-Year-Old Job Listings to Deny Disability Claims

A recent article in the Washington Post brought much-needed light to the Social Security Administration’s practice of using an obsolete job listings publication to deny disability benefits to claimants. Social Security uses the Dictionary of Occupational Titles, containing thousands of entries that haven’t been updated in more than 40 years. Many of the jobs –…

Happy Holidays from NOSSCR

On behalf of the NOSSCR staff and board, we want to wish you and your loved ones a holiday season filled with joy, love and laughter.

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