The Washington Information Directory (WID) is one of the most historically successful publications at CQ Press. Although it is a “directory,” it has lived in the Library/Annual Edition portfolio because it has a unique profile - it is topically organized, and within the taxonomic structure the relevant organizations are listed not only with contact information but with a brief paragraph describing what the organization (whether government or non-governmental) does related to that topic. It focuses on Washington - in order to be listed, an organization must have an office in the Washington metropolitan area. These descriptions are not boilerplate advertising material from the organizations; rather, they are hand-crafted by a talented freelance research team. In addition, WID pulls together 55 organization charts for federal agencies, congressional resources related to each chapter topic, hotline and contact information for various specific areas of interest (from Food Safety Resources to internships in Washington), and an extensive list of active congressional caucuses and contact details. WID has two appendices, one with thorough information on congresspersons and committees, and the second with governors and embassies.
Chapter : Social Security
Social Security Administration (SSA), 6401 Security Blvd., Baltimore, MD 21235; (410) 965-3120. Fax, (410) 966-1463. Andrew M. Saul, Commissioner. Press, (410) 929-4774. Toll-free, (800) 772-1213. TTY, (800) 325-0778.
Administers national Social Security programs and the Supplemental Security Income program.
Social Security Administration (SSA), Disability Determinations, 3570 Annex Bldg., 6401 Security Blvd., Baltimore, MD 21235; (410) 966-7241. Fax, (410) 965-6503. John E. Owen, Associate Commissioner; Gina P. Clemons, Associate Commissioner for Disability Policy. Toll-free, (800) 772-1213. TTY, (800) 325-0778.
Provides direction for administration of the disability insurance program, which is paid out of the Social Security Trust Fund. Administers disability and blindness provisions of the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program. Responsible for claims filed under black lung benefits program before ...