FW: [Presidents] Letter to SSA re: Alternative Formats, Sign Ons Requested by COB, Friday, 7/30

Ray Campbell

Hello Lions:


The below request and attached letter is from ACB.  We are being asked to sign onto a letter to the Social Security Administration (SSA) urging them to rescind the policy change they are proposing to implement on August 14.  In summary, if you or anyone else signed up to receive notices from SSA in alternate formats, you’ll lose the option to receive the notices in the format you’ve requested starting August 14, and you’ll receive notices online unless you create a My Social Security account and explicitly opt in to continuing to receive notices in the format you currently receive them in.


Unless I hear strong objections, I’m going to sign ACB Lions on as a sign-on organization to this letter.  I need to have this in by end of day July 30.  If you have a strong objection to us signing onto this letter, please speak before then!






Lion Ray Campbell, Immediate Past President, Glen Ellyn Lions Club and

President, American Council of Blind Lions




From: Presidents@... <Presidents@...> On Behalf Of Clark Rachfal
Sent: Wednesday, July 28, 2021 4:20 PM
To: Claire Stanley <claire.stanley@...>; Swatha Nandhakumar <snandhakumar@...>
Subject: [Presidents] Letter to SSA re: Alternative Formats, Sign Ons Requested by COB, Friday, 7/30


Hi All,

ACB, NDRN, and Justice in Aging have drafted the attached letter regarding the change in alternative format availability going into effect at the Social Security Administration on August 14. If your organization or affiliate would like to sign on (please no individual signatories), please email Swatha Nandhakumar, ACB, and Claire Stanley, NDRN, by COB this Friday, July 30.

Thank You,


Clark Rachfal

Director of Advocacy and Governmental Affairs

American Council of the Blind