The resource and advocacy organization by and for people with disabilities in Anne Arundel & Howard Counties in Maryland.

The resource and advocacy organization by and for people with disabilities in Anne Arundel & Howard Counties in Maryland.

The resource and advocacy organization by and for people with disabilities in Anne Arundel & Howard Counties in Maryland.

The resource and advocacy organization by and for people with disabilities in Anne Arundel and Howard Counties in Maryland.


Our Mission


To maximize the independence of people with disabilities, so they enjoy self-directed, productive lives.


Who We Serve


ARI serves people of all ages with all disabilities within Anne Arundel and Howard Counties in Maryland.


What We Do


We provide services to enhance our Consumers’ quality of life and strengthen their support systems. All of our services are designed to help people with disabilities take part in and contribute to their communities.

Visit our About Page to learn more about our history, our staff and our Board.

Additional Programs

Veteran's Self Directed Services
Housing Navigation
Assistive Technology

Independent Living is not doing things by yourself. It is being in control of how things are done.

Judy Heumann

Affiliations

ARI is a proud member of the following organizations.

Updates & Events

Facebook News & Updates

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Overpayments occur rather often with Social Security disability benefits. You have some options in how to handle a Notice of Overpayment. One of those options is to request a Waiver of Overpayment. There is a form to fill out, of course. It is rather lengthy, as most SSA forms are. With this, you need to establish that you meet two basic criteria. First, you will need to show that the overpayment was not your fault (that is, it was caused by circumstances beyond your control). Second, you will need to show that paying it back would be a financial hardship.

During the COVID-19 crisis, SSA has not been making any adverse decisions regarding people’s benefits. That means that anything that would have caused an overpayment since March 2020 has not been addressed. This policy is ending now and SSA will be reviewing benefits to see if overpayments have occurred.

To mitigate the impact of what could be a great number of overpayments, SSA is allowing people to request a Waiver of Overpayment without filling out the form. You just need to call your local SSA office (www.ssa.gov/locator) and request a Waiver of Overpayment. In most cases, this can be conducted entirely over the phone. If you meet the basic requirements and the overpayment did occur between March and August 2020, the overpayment can be granted right then.

Please note that if any evidence suggests that there has been fraud, a Waiver will not be granted until the evidence is reviewed and it is found that no fraud occurred.

As always, it is the best policy to avoid overpayments whenever possible. If you are receiving benefits and are working, you should have a conversation with your friendly neighborhood Community Work Incentives Coordinator. www.md-win.org.

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Independence Amplified Maryland

Independence Amplified Maryland

Sep 28, 2:00pm - Sep 28, 3:00pm

Special Guest: Ben Jackson of Disability Rights Maryland (DRM). Voting is a fundamental right and this year's election presents additional barriers to exercising your right! Join our friends at Disability Rights Maryland to learn the ins and outs of voting including how to register, how to cast your vote, and what your rights are with regards to voting.


Registration Link: weblink.donorperfect.com/Independenceamplifiedmaryland
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Update on MTA Changes in Anne Arundel and Howard Counties

Update on MTA Changes in Anne Arundel and Howard Counties

Sep 30, 1:00pm - Sep 30, 2:00pm

Join ARI to learn from transit experts about how MTA’s proposed service changes - due to start in January 2021 - would impact Anne Arundel and Howard County communities. Public virtual hearings for MTA’s proposed changes begin the following week. Use your personal power to speak up for your own transit needs and those of the disability community!... See MoreSee Less

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