Accessibility & Copyright


We are committed to making our Internet documents 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.

The HTML files posted on the Research, Statistics & Policy Analysis site are Section 508 compliant—accessible to persons with disabilities. Some publications are currently only available in a PDF format, which may not be 508 compliant. We are working to make these documents more accessible. If you have comments on how to improve the accessibility of any documents or the site in general, please e-mail and provide the URL (web address) of the material you tried to access, the problem you experienced, and your contact information.

Adobe Reader for PDF files: To view and print the PDF files on this site, you may need Adobe Reader software. If you do not already have it, you may download Adobe Reader from Adobe's website at no charge. Adobe also provides online tools and support for users with disabilities.

Excel Viewer for XLSX files: To view the XLSX files on this site, you will need software that can read Microsoft Excel files. If you do not already have compatible software, you can review Microsoft's guidance on how to view Excel files for free.

Copyright & Use Policy

The information, statistics, and documents posted on our website have been prepared by staff of the Office of Retirement and Disability Policy in the course of their official work as federal employees. Therefore, the work is in the public domain and is not protected by copyright. However, citing the Office of Retirement and Disability Policy, Social Security Administration, as the source of information is customary and appreciated.