Social Security

A Closer Look at the 2016 Social Security COLA

Social Security Disability benefits are a crucial part of millions of American’s incomes. Each year, benefits amounts are examined to ensure they are in line with the cost…

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The ABLE Act Is Up for Consideration Again

Many Americans depend on Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) to make ends meet, but these programs can also inhibit certain recipients from becoming…

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Are Supplemental Security Income Laws Holding Americans Back?

Millions of Americans depend on Supplemental Security Income (SSI) to make ends meet. But SSI laws and regulations that govern this program have not changed in decades, and…

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Changes Made to Social Security Disability Eligibility With Approval of the ABLE Act

Getting approved for Social Security Disability benefits can be difficult enough, but keeping benefits after you’ve been approved can be just as arduous. One of the most frustrating…

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How Supplemental Security Income Can Help if Your Loved One Is Disabled

There are millions of Americans who are unable to work because of a disabling condition they suffer from, but not all of those individuals are work-age adults who…

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Social security won’t increase for second year in a row

October 18, 2010 Seniors across the country are facing tight financial pinches. The Social Security Administration has announced that, for the second year in a row, they will…

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Social Security Administration defends reason for not increasing benefits

The Social Security Administration announced that the cost of living had not risen, with inflammation low because of the slow economy, according to washintonindependent.com. It’s the reason they’re…

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When Applying for Social Security Disability, You May Face Long Waits

One of the most difficult aspects of applying for Social Security Disability benefits is the amount of time the process can take. In fact, it could take years…

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Always Report Changes to Your Social Security Disability Status

When a person is awarded Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits, the amount they receive is based on several factors including income, work history, marital status, and even the…

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Social Security Common Conditions: Anemia Disability

What Is Anemia? Anemia is a condition that affects the lives of approximately 3.5 million Americans each day. It’s caused by the body’s inability to produce enough red…

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Social Security Common Conditions: Anemia Disability

What Is Anemia? Anemia is a condition that affects the lives of approximately 3.5 million Americans each day. It’s caused by the body’s inability to produce enough red…

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How to Appeal a Denied Social Security Disability Claim

If your claim for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits was denied, you're not alone. As many as 70 percent of all initial claims for SSD benefits are rejected…

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Upgrades to Online System Makes Appealing Your Social Security Disability Claim Easier

Getting approved to receive Social Security Disability benefits is no easy task. In fact, the Social Security Administration (SSA) reports up to 65 percent of claims are initially turned…

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Don’t Hesitate if You’re Considering Applying for Social Security Disability

If you’ve been considering applying for Social Security Disability benefits, there’s no better time than now. Not only are there limits on the amount of time that can…

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Don’t Hesitate if You’re Considering Applying for Social Security Disability

If you’ve been considering applying for Social Security Disability benefits, there’s no better time than now. Not only are there limits on the amount of time that can…

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Previous Projections of Social Security Disability Benefits Trust Fund Depletion May Be Flawed

Studies Show Projection Data Is Flawed New research indicates projections about the financial status of our nation’s retirement and disability trust funds may not be accurate. Currently, estimates…

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Getting the Benefits You Need When Applying for Social Security Disability

The process of applying for and being approved to receive Social Security Disability benefits can be complicated. But it seems as though many disabled Americans continue to struggle…

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When Applying for Social Security Disability, You May Face Long Waits

One of the most difficult aspects of applying for Social Security Disability benefits is the amount of time the process can take. In fact, it could take years…

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Number of Social Security Disability Beneficiaries Has Doubled Since 1980

Almost eighty years ago, our nation created the Social Security program to provide income for citizens who were no longer able to work. Since that time, the program…

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New Contingency Plan Protects Social Security Disability Operations

The Social Security Administration is responsible for handling all processes of the Social Security Disability (SSD) program. These operations are handled by thousands of government employees on a…

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After You’re Approved for Social Security Disability, What Factors Could Affect Your Claim and Payments?

While many disabled Americans who receive Social Security Disability benefits believe their financial problems are solved when their claim is approved, nothing could be further from the truth.…

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Social Security Common Conditions: Back and Spinal Cord Injury

Back and spine injuries affect a large number of Americans each year. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate there are currently more than 200,000…

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Social Security Common Conditions: Back Pain Disabilities

Living With Back Pain If you’ve ever hurt your back, you know just how debilitating the pain associated with such injuries can be. So it should come as…

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Commentary: Social Security cuts won’t help budget crisis

November 16, 2010 A reader submitted a commentary to statemanjournal.com addressing the unnecessary need to cut Social Security benefits. The reader says Social Security is not the problem…

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Social Security Administration defends reason for not increasing benefits

The Social Security Administration announced that the cost of living had not risen, with inflammation low because of the slow economy, according to washintonindependent.com. It’s the reason they’re…

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Reader inquires about Social Security’s role in national deficit

November 17, 2010 A reader of The Morning Call was curious about the role of Social Security cuts to reduce the national deficit. The response said future Social…

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Why Calculating SSDI Benefits on a Regular Basis Is Important

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits are calculated using the number of credits you earned while working and the amount of income you received during that time. But don’t…

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Resources Available to Those With Childhood Cancer

September has been declared “Childhood Cancer Awareness Month” in an effort to raise awareness about the struggles thousands of American youths face on a daily basis as they…

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Social Security changes has effect on beneficiaries

January 18, 2011 There are a few changes coming to Social Security this year, and Social Security beneficiaries could be affected, according to usnews.com. Paper checks will no longer…

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Childhood Cancer Increases Chance of Receiving SSD Benefits Later in Life

Research from the American Cancer Society shows that 1 in 285 U.S. citizens will be diagnosed with a form of cancer before age 20. While the survival rate for…

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Resources Available to Those With Childhood Cancer

September has been declared “Childhood Cancer Awareness Month” in an effort to raise awareness about the struggles thousands of American youths face on a daily basis as they…

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Social Security Disability Benefits for Dependents

We know that Social Security Disability benefits are typically awarded to workers who are unable to perform their job duties due to a physical or mental illness; however,…

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What Do Social Security Disability Benefits Cover?

If you’re suffering from a condition that prevents you from working or is expected to prevent you from working for at least a year, you may be entitled…

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Are Social Security Disability Benefits Available For Children?

When we think of Social Security Disability benefits or Supplemental Security Income, we imagine the programs are typically used for older adults who are unable to continue working…

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Are Social Security Disability Benefits Available For Children?

When we think of Social Security Disability benefits or Supplemental Security Income, we imagine the programs are typically used for older adults who are unable to continue working…

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Common Mistakes Made by Social Security Disability Applicants

Millions of Americans depend on Social Security Disability benefits as their main resource for income, yet a large number of claimants leave a portion of their benefits on…

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Social Security Administration Adds Conditions To List of Compassionate Allowances

January 17, 2014 There are currently hundreds of thousands of Americans who are unable to work due to a mental or physical condition who have waited long periods…

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Social Security Disability: Do you qualify for compassionate allowance?

February 24, 2011 If you have applied for Social Security Disability, you understand that it can be an arduous process. However, the Social Security Administration has identified a…

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What Are the Social Security Administration’s Compassionate Allowances?

Did you know that there are 100 diseases and medical conditions that may qualify you or a loved one to receive Social Security disability benefits more quickly than…

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Social Security’s List Of Compassionate Allowances Grows

January 2, 2013 Last month, the Commissioner of the Social Security Administration (SSA), Michael J. Astrue, announced that 35 additional conditions would be added to a list that…

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Social Security Administration Adds Conditions To List of Compassionate Allowances

January 17, 2014 There are currently hundreds of thousands of Americans who are unable to work due to a mental or physical condition who have waited long periods…

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Cost of living expenses not based on Social Security beneficiaries

November 18, 2010 If you’re the beneficiary of Social Security benefits, you’re probably not happy that there won’t be an increase in Social Security benefits, according to a…

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Commentary: Social Security cuts won’t help budget crisis

November 16, 2010 A reader submitted a commentary to statemanjournal.com addressing the unnecessary need to cut Social Security benefits. The reader says Social Security is not the problem…

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SSA Reports Massive Backlog of Claims

February 15, 2013 Reports from the Social Security Administration (SSA) show the agency is off to a slow start this year when it comes to processing claims for Social…

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Social Security Common Conditions: Depression

Depression is one of the most common disabling conditions in the United States today. Estimates from the National Institute of Mental Health show that in 2012, approximately 16…

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Social Security Common Conditions: Depression

Depression is one of the most common disabling conditions in the United States today. Estimates from the National Institute of Mental Health show that in 2012, approximately 16…

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How to Determine What Social Security Disability Benefits You’ve Earned

Suffering from a disabling injury or illness can leave your finances tight. Luckily, many disabled Americans qualify for Social Security Disability benefits, but determining how much you should…

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Why Calculating SSDI Benefits on a Regular Basis Is Important

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits are calculated using the number of credits you earned while working and the amount of income you received during that time. But don’t…

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Can a Medical Condition Automatically Qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits?

Millions of Americans suffer from medical conditions that leave them unable to work. Many qualify for Social Security Disability benefits, but the application process can be take time—some…

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Social Security Common Conditions: Diabetes

Diabetes in the United States Thousands of conditions and illnesses can leave a person unable to work and eligible for Social Security Disability benefits, but one of the…

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Social Security Common Conditions: Diabetes

Diabetes in the United States Thousands of conditions and illnesses can leave a person unable to work and eligible for Social Security Disability benefits, but one of the…

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4 Financial Resources Available to Disabled Workers

Each day, thousands of Americans suffer injuries or are diagnosed with health conditions that prevent them from returning to work. This can cause financial struggles, and the Social…

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What Are the Social Security Administration’s Compassionate Allowances?

Did you know that there are 100 diseases and medical conditions that may qualify you or a loved one to receive Social Security disability benefits more quickly than…

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3 Reasons to Hire an Attorney for Your Social Security Disability Claim

Going through the steps to receive Social Security Disability benefits can be difficult for disabled Americans. One of the best ways to make this process easier is to…

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What Are the Social Security Administration’s Compassionate Allowances?

Did you know that there are 100 diseases and medical conditions that may qualify you or a loved one to receive Social Security disability benefits more quickly than…

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Some Some Social Security Disability Recipients with Mental Health Conditions Banned From Owning Guns

There are currently millions of Americans who receive Social Security Disability benefits because they suffer from a mental health condition, such as depression or schizophrenia. Many of these…

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Bill Helps Prevent Criminals from Receiving Supplemental Security Income or Disability Benefits

The law states that anyone who is fleeing to avoid prosecution of a felony is ineligible to receive Social Security Disability benefits or Supplemental Security Income; however, loopholes…

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4 Financial Resources Available to Disabled Workers

Each day, thousands of Americans suffer injuries or are diagnosed with health conditions that prevent them from returning to work. This can cause financial struggles, and the Social…

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What Are the Social Security Administration’s Compassionate Allowances?

Did you know that there are 100 diseases and medical conditions that may qualify you or a loved one to receive Social Security disability benefits more quickly than…

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New Bill Aims to Update Supplemental Security Income Program

The Supplemental Security Income program was designed to help United States citizens who are struggling financially get back on their feet. Times have changed though, and many of…

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Medical Evidence Affects Your Social Security Disability Claim

The Social Security Act was created as a means for the U.S. government to provide assistance to working citizens who suffer from a mental or physical condition that…

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Social Security Administration: ‘Endocrine Disorders No Longer on Our Listing of Impairments for Disability Benefits’

The Social Security Administration has removed endocrine disorders from the Listing of Impairments it uses when reviewing applications for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income…

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Social Security Common Conditions: Epilepsy

Estimates show there are more than 2 million Americans suffering from epilepsy. In one-third of those cases, there is no effective treatment, leaving victims to suffer uncontrollable disruptions…

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New Jersey man indicted for selling fake Social Security cards

Apparently for some people in search of a legal U.S. identity, all that is needed is a birth date, name of their choosing, a photo, and cash. On…

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Understanding Social Security comes with understanding federal budget

January 19, 2011 An opinion article discusses how funds for Social Security are “deep in red.” According to benzinga.com, part of understanding the funding for Social Security benefits…

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No Increase In Social Security Payments Again This Year

May 25, 2011 It looks as if recipients of Social Security benefits will go another year with no increase in benefits. According to an article from the Associated…

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Social Security poll finds people should work longer

March 10, 2011 A new Harris Poll shows 40 percent of people think we should work longer before drawing Social Security benefits, reports United Press International. The poll…

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Treasury Department will phase out Social Security paper checks

May 5, 2011 The Chicago Sun-Times reports that the Treasury Department will start phasing out paper checks. The Treasury has started to send notices to individuals that receive checks…

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No Increase In Social Security Payments Again This Year

May 25, 2011 It looks as if recipients of Social Security benefits will go another year with no increase in benefits. According to an article from the Associated…

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Indiana Medicaid Now Allows For Birth Control Coverage

November 16, 2011 Indiana Medicaid is about to undergo some positive changes that could allow hundreds of recipients to receive birth control. News Channel 10 reported Monday that…

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Right To Work Bill Signed Into Law In Indiana By Governor Daniels

February 8, 2012 Changes in the way companies conduct business have come in Indiana after Governor Mitch Daniels signed into law the Right-To-Work Bill. An article released by…

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Claim States Government’s Removal Of Food Waiver Program For Disabled Is Illegal

July 11, 2012 For many disabled residents of Indiana, receiving social security disability benefits are the only way that they survive. But when those benefits are lost, sacrifices…

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Role of Social Security changes for future retirees

December 30, 2010 The future of Social Security leaves many questions unanswered for future retirees. According to OnWallStreet.com, many people don’t know how much to save to supplement…

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Social Security Administration stops visits to Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket

January 13, 2011 The Social Security Administration has decided to stop visiting Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket regularly, and it may affect how people receive their Social Security benefits,…

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4 Financial Resources Available to Disabled Workers

Each day, thousands of Americans suffer injuries or are diagnosed with health conditions that prevent them from returning to work. This can cause financial struggles, and the Social…

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Court Ruling Could Affect Some Social Security Disability Benefits Claims

There are many factors that can affect the amount you receive in Social Security Disability benefits, but one that is currently receiving national attention is the Windfall Elimination…

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Social Security Common Conditions: Anemia Disability

What Is Anemia? Anemia is a condition that affects the lives of approximately 3.5 million Americans each day. It’s caused by the body’s inability to produce enough red…

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Social Security Common Conditions: HIV

Estimates from the federal government show nearly 1.1 million people in the United States living with HIV or AIDS, a virus of the autoimmune system that prevents the…

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“I’m In To Hire” Creates Jobs For Those With An Intellectual Disability

Life With An Intellectual Disability Living with an intellectual disability can be a struggle due to an inability to learn or meet established criteria for advancement in a…

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Cost of living expenses not based on Social Security beneficiaries

November 18, 2010 If you’re the beneficiary of Social Security benefits, you’re probably not happy that there won’t be an increase in Social Security benefits, according to a…

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No Increase In Social Security Payments Again This Year

May 25, 2011 It looks as if recipients of Social Security benefits will go another year with no increase in benefits. According to an article from the Associated…

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Indiana Medicaid Now Allows For Birth Control Coverage

November 16, 2011 Indiana Medicaid is about to undergo some positive changes that could allow hundreds of recipients to receive birth control. News Channel 10 reported Monday that…

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Indiana Receives $78 Million To Improve Long-Term Disability Services

Sept. 5, 2012 Individuals living with an Indiana long term disability now have hope for a better future thanks to a grant that will be used to keep…

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Indiana Receives $78 Million To Improve Long-Term Disability Services

Sept. 5, 2012 Individuals living with an Indiana long term disability now have hope for a better future thanks to a grant that will be used to keep…

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Indiana Medicaid Now Allows For Birth Control Coverage

November 16, 2011 Indiana Medicaid is about to undergo some positive changes that could allow hundreds of recipients to receive birth control. News Channel 10 reported Monday that…

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Right To Work Bill Signed Into Law In Indiana By Governor Daniels

February 8, 2012 Changes in the way companies conduct business have come in Indiana after Governor Mitch Daniels signed into law the Right-To-Work Bill. An article released by…

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Social Security poll finds people should work longer

March 10, 2011 A new Harris Poll shows 40 percent of people think we should work longer before drawing Social Security benefits, reports United Press International. The poll…

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Treasury Department will phase out Social Security paper checks

May 5, 2011 The Chicago Sun-Times reports that the Treasury Department will start phasing out paper checks. The Treasury has started to send notices to individuals that receive checks…

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No Increase In Social Security Payments Again This Year

May 25, 2011 It looks as if recipients of Social Security benefits will go another year with no increase in benefits. According to an article from the Associated…

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Do taxes apply to Social Security Disability benefits?

February 10, 2011 The San Francisco Chronicle reports that millions of Americans received Social Security Disability benefits in 2010. It is time to file those 2010 taxes, which…

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Treasury Department will phase out Social Security paper checks

May 5, 2011 The Chicago Sun-Times reports that the Treasury Department will start phasing out paper checks. The Treasury has started to send notices to individuals that receive checks…

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New Social Security COLA Not As Great As It Sounds

October 26, 2011 At first, many recipients of social security benefits were overjoyed when they learned that the Social Security Administration (SSA) had announced a 3.6 percent increase in…

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Changes To Social Security Payments Coming Next Year

November 14, 2012 Each year, a cost of living adjustment (COLA) is made to the amount of benefits offered by Social Security Disability. However, many people are struggling…

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Social Security Expands List Of Conditions Approved For Fast Track

December 19, 2012 With the Social Security Administration (SSA) bogged down with millions of claims for Social Security Disability lawyer, the agency recently announced it would be expanding a list…

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Indiana Social Security Disability process improved

September 24, 2009 The Herald Bulletin reports that the Indiana Social Security Disability process is improved due to new technologies. The Social Security Administration became the first federal…

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Indiana Social Security Disability benefits

November 12, 2009 According to the Social Security Administration, Disability benefits are paid through two programs. The Social Security Disability insurance program pays benefits to those people who…

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Social Security Disability backlog

January 14, 2010 The Washington Times reports a major backlog within the federal Social Security Disability system. With the highest rate of unemployment in 25 years, applicants are…

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Disability insurance benefits getting harder to come by

January 28, 2010 The Wall Street Journal reports that Disability benefits from the workplace and the government are being reduced, which is putting more pressure on consumers to…

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What if your SSDI claim is denied?

February 4, 2010 According to the Social Security Administration's Web site, there is a process you can follow if your application for Social Security Disability Insurance has been…

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Social Security to fast track Disability payments

February 18, 2010 The Wall Street Journal reports that the Social Security Administration is planning an expansion of the fast track system, which will allow some people to…

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The Social Security Disability Insurance process

February 25, 2010 The Social Security Disability Insurance program is not a needs-based program. Allocations for Social Security Disability are based on how much you have paid into…

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Social Security requests feedback about Disability requirements

March 18, 2010 An insurance Web site CCH.com reveals that the Social Security Administration is requesting comments from citizens regarding their Social Security Disability Insurance program. They are…

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Nearly 2 million people waiting on Social Security Disability claim

Are you one of the nearly 2 million Americans waiting to find out if you will qualify for Social Security Disability benefits? The commissioner of Social Security, Michale…

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Children can be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits

Do you have a child with a disability that severely limits their activities? You may not know this, but your child may be eligible for social Security Disability benefits.…

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Get the Social Security Disability benefits you deserve

If you have a disability, you may able to get benefits through the Social Security Disability Insurance system. The law states benefits are based on your inability to work.…

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Social Security Disability Program needs a fix, and needs it now

The U.S. News & World Report says the federal Social Security Disability program is in desperate need of some repairs, and those need to happen sooner rather than…

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Will Social Security Disability benefits last?

December 2, 2010 The Wall Street Journal reports that the Social Security Disability system is not financially sustainable, according to the Congressional Budget Office. The program was initially…

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Do taxes apply to Social Security Disability benefits?

February 10, 2011 The San Francisco Chronicle reports that millions of Americans received Social Security Disability benefits in 2010. It is time to file those 2010 taxes, which…

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Social Security poll finds people should work longer

March 10, 2011 A new Harris Poll shows 40 percent of people think we should work longer before drawing Social Security benefits, reports United Press International. The poll…

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Your Social Security amount could change

March 17, 2011 The Chicago Tribune reports that the projected Social Security benefits at retirement number could change by the time you retire. Each year before your birthday,…

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Treasury Department will phase out Social Security paper checks

May 5, 2011 The Chicago Sun-Times reports that the Treasury Department will start phasing out paper checks. The Treasury has started to send notices to individuals that receive checks…

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No Increase In Social Security Payments Again This Year

May 25, 2011 It looks as if recipients of Social Security benefits will go another year with no increase in benefits. According to an article from the Associated…

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New Social Security COLA Not As Great As It Sounds

October 26, 2011 At first, many recipients of social security benefits were overjoyed when they learned that the Social Security Administration (SSA) had announced a 3.6 percent increase in…

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Right To Work Bill Signed Into Law In Indiana By Governor Daniels

February 8, 2012 Changes in the way companies conduct business have come in Indiana after Governor Mitch Daniels signed into law the Right-To-Work Bill. An article released by…

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Claim States Government’s Removal Of Food Waiver Program For Disabled Is Illegal

July 11, 2012 For many disabled residents of Indiana, receiving social security disability benefits are the only way that they survive. But when those benefits are lost, sacrifices…

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Right To Work Bill Signed Into Law In Indiana By Governor Daniels

February 8, 2012 Changes in the way companies conduct business have come in Indiana after Governor Mitch Daniels signed into law the Right-To-Work Bill. An article released by…

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“I’m In To Hire” Creates Jobs For Those With An Intellectual Disability

Life With An Intellectual Disability Living with an intellectual disability can be a struggle due to an inability to learn or meet established criteria for advancement in a…

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“I’m In To Hire” Creates Jobs For Those With An Intellectual Disability

Life With An Intellectual Disability Living with an intellectual disability can be a struggle due to an inability to learn or meet established criteria for advancement in a…

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Social Security Common Conditions: Kidney Disease and Cancer

Our kidneys are among the most vital organs in our bodies because they are responsible for filtering our blood of waste. Without this bodily function, death would be…

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Kidney Disease a Common Social Security Condition

The body needs to be able to excrete waste in order to properly function. If this cannot be achieved, it can lead to an individual developing any of…

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Social Security Common Conditions: Kidney Disease and Cancer

Our kidneys are among the most vital organs in our bodies because they are responsible for filtering our blood of waste. Without this bodily function, death would be…

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Should Social Security be used only for retirement?

February 2, 2011 An opinion piece submitted to burlingtonfreepress.com suggest Social Security benefits were set up as a safety net, not a retirement fund. The writer lists examples…

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When SSD and Long Term Disability Can Benefit You Financially

An accident or illness that leaves you unable to work can happen at any time. Yet, many people are unprepared for such an event and have not created…

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Differences Between Social Security Disability and Long Term Disability Insurance

April 4, 2014 When a person is unable to work because of a mental or physical condition, several options may be available to help assist with his or…

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Social Security Common Conditions: Lupus

There are millions of Americans who qualify for Social Security Disability benefits—and many suffer from Lupus. In fact, estimates from the Lupus Foundation of America show as many…

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Social Security Common Conditions: Lupus

There are millions of Americans who qualify for Social Security Disability benefits—and many suffer from Lupus. In fact, estimates from the Lupus Foundation of America show as many…

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Few Low-Income Children With Mental Disorders Get Supplemental Security Income

There's good and bad news when it comes to low-income children with mental disorders in the U.S. getting the benefits they need. The bad news is many of…

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Common Reasons for Social Security Disability Denials

There are millions of Americans who are unable to work due to a disabling injury or illness, yet only some will receive Social Security Disability benefits—a program established…

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Social Security Common Conditions: Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

About 2.3 million people are afflicted with multiple sclerosis (MS), which impairs the ability to speak and move their bodies. What Is MS? MS is a disease of…

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Social Security Common Conditions: Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

About 2.3 million people are afflicted with multiple sclerosis (MS), which impairs the ability to speak and move their bodies. What Is MS? MS is a disease of…

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Commentary: Social Security cuts won’t help budget crisis

November 16, 2010 A reader submitted a commentary to statemanjournal.com addressing the unnecessary need to cut Social Security benefits. The reader says Social Security is not the problem…

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Reader inquires about Social Security’s role in national deficit

November 17, 2010 A reader of The Morning Call was curious about the role of Social Security cuts to reduce the national deficit. The response said future Social…

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Social security won’t increase for second year in a row

October 18, 2010 Seniors across the country are facing tight financial pinches. The Social Security Administration has announced that, for the second year in a row, they will…

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Social Security Administration defends reason for not increasing benefits

The Social Security Administration announced that the cost of living had not risen, with inflammation low because of the slow economy, according to washintonindependent.com. It’s the reason they’re…

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Treasury Department will phase out Social Security paper checks

May 5, 2011 The Chicago Sun-Times reports that the Treasury Department will start phasing out paper checks. The Treasury has started to send notices to individuals that receive checks…

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Social Security Common Conditions: Parkinson’s Disease

Data indicates that as many as 1 million Americans suffer from the degenerative neurological condition known as Parkinson’s Disease. Yet many citizens do not know the symptoms of the…

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Editorial suggests Social Security reform is needed

December 28, 2010 According to an editorial from washingtonpost.com, Social Security reform is essential and achievable. President Barack Obama’s debt commission set out a plan that would cut…

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Qualifying for Indiana Social Security Disability

September 17, 2009 The Social Security Administration (SSA) uses a five-step process to determine whether or not a person qualifies for Disability benefits. According to the SSA, a…

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Editorial suggests Social Security reform is needed

December 28, 2010 According to an editorial from washingtonpost.com, Social Security reform is essential and achievable. President Barack Obama’s debt commission set out a plan that would cut…

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Man believes cutting Social Security isn’t necessary for national deficit

December 16, 2010 An opinion contributer to politico.com believes it was a bad idea for President Obama to negotiate tax cuts to Social Security. It could affect Social…

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Editorial suggests Social Security reform is needed

December 28, 2010 According to an editorial from washingtonpost.com, Social Security reform is essential and achievable. President Barack Obama’s debt commission set out a plan that would cut…

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Social Security Act Celebrates 80th Anniversary

President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act into law on August 14, 1935. In the eighty years that have passed since the bill’s inception, it has…

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Social Security Common Conditions: Respiratory Illnesses

If You Cannot Breathe, You Cannot Live The Social Security Administration (SSA) considers some types of  respiratory illnesses disabling conditions. What Is a Respiratory Illness Disability? The Social…

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Reader inquires about Social Security’s role in national deficit

November 17, 2010 A reader of The Morning Call was curious about the role of Social Security cuts to reduce the national deficit. The response said future Social…

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Should Social Security be used only for retirement?

February 2, 2011 An opinion piece submitted to burlingtonfreepress.com suggest Social Security benefits were set up as a safety net, not a retirement fund. The writer lists examples…

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Social Security Common Conditions: Anemia Disability

What Is Anemia? Anemia is a condition that affects the lives of approximately 3.5 million Americans each day. It’s caused by the body’s inability to produce enough red…

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Social Security Common Conditions: Sleep Apnea

The Social Security Administration has a list of hundreds of conditions that can qualify individuals for Social Security Disability benefits, but a condition that has gained attention lately…

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Cost of living expenses not based on Social Security beneficiaries

November 18, 2010 If you’re the beneficiary of Social Security benefits, you’re probably not happy that there won’t be an increase in Social Security benefits, according to a…

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Commentary: Social Security cuts won’t help budget crisis

November 16, 2010 A reader submitted a commentary to statemanjournal.com addressing the unnecessary need to cut Social Security benefits. The reader says Social Security is not the problem…

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Reader inquires about Social Security’s role in national deficit

November 17, 2010 A reader of The Morning Call was curious about the role of Social Security cuts to reduce the national deficit. The response said future Social…

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Blog helps answer questions about Social Security reform

December 27, 2010 According to a Reuters blog, one of the biggest threats to the future of retirement lies in Social Security reform. But many questions still go unanswered.…

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Social Security changes has effect on beneficiaries

January 18, 2011 There are a few changes coming to Social Security this year, and Social Security beneficiaries could be affected, according to usnews.com. Paper checks will no longer…

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Social Security needs to limit fraud and abuse

Some patients may take advantage of Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income programs, reports Douglas W. Jackson, MD, on the Ortho Super Site. Jackson did not realize…

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Opening remarks at the Social Security subcommittee

On March 20, Representative Xavier Becerra (D.--CA)  made a speech on Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) to a Social Security (SS) subcommittee on ways and means, reports Insurance…

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Continuous disability reviews required by Social Security Administration

August 22, 2012 Dr. Marnin E. Fischbach's commentary in "Fix the Disability System: Patients Are Gaming It -- at High Cost to Themselves and Society" stereotypes people who…

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New Jersey man indicted for selling fake Social Security cards

Apparently for some people in search of a legal U.S. identity, all that is needed is a birth date, name of their choosing, a photo, and cash. On…

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Editorial suggests Social Security reform is needed

December 28, 2010 According to an editorial from washingtonpost.com, Social Security reform is essential and achievable. President Barack Obama’s debt commission set out a plan that would cut…

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Future retirees may not have access to Social Security benefits

December 29, 2010 According to an opinion article on The Boston Globe, Social Security will run out by 2037. Those 40 and younger will be forced to rely…

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Understanding Social Security comes with understanding federal budget

January 19, 2011 An opinion article discusses how funds for Social Security are “deep in red.” According to benzinga.com, part of understanding the funding for Social Security benefits…

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Two odd stories about Social Security

Social Security touches the lives of almost every American family. It not only provides income to retirees but also to workers who become disabled and to families in which…

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12 tips to prevent identity theft

September 12, 2012 To keep someone from stealing your identity, some simple precautions and these twelve steps may be able to help you, according to ehow.com. (1) Protect your…

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Ways to make sure your COLA goes further

According to stltoday.com , there are some practical ways to help make sure that the small 2013 cost of living (COLA) increase can go further for you. 1. Review healthcare…

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Cutting SSDI could damage nation’s economy

A focal point of the campaign season was balancing the federal budget, and some want to cut the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program because they say that…

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How can you get SSI?

According to DisabilitySecrets.com, if you have not worked long enough when you become disabled and have low income and assets, you can apply for Supplemental Security Income (SSI), instead…

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Certain Medical Conditions Automatically Qualify You for SSDI

There are a number of impairments—both physical and mental—that will automatically qualify you for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits (SSDI) or for Supplemental Security Income (SSI), according to…

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Judges fear violence over Social Security Disability rulings

January 13, 2011 The Washington Post reports that judges around the country face growing threats of violence regarding Social Security Disability claims. There were 50 threats of violence…

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Social Security Administration stops visits to Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket

January 13, 2011 The Social Security Administration has decided to stop visiting Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket regularly, and it may affect how people receive their Social Security benefits,…

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Social Security Disability: Do you qualify for compassionate allowance?

February 24, 2011 If you have applied for Social Security Disability, you understand that it can be an arduous process. However, the Social Security Administration has identified a…

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Your Social Security amount could change

March 17, 2011 The Chicago Tribune reports that the projected Social Security benefits at retirement number could change by the time you retire. Each year before your birthday,…

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Social Security Beneficiaries’ 2012 Increase May Be Eaten Up by Medicare Premiums

Next year the Social Security Administration will adjust the amounts its beneficiaries receive by an estimated .07 percent to accomodate the rising cost of living, according to the…

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What Are the Social Security Administration’s Compassionate Allowances?

Did you know that there are 100 diseases and medical conditions that may qualify you or a loved one to receive Social Security disability benefits more quickly than…

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Judges fear violence over Social Security Disability rulings

January 13, 2011 The Washington Post reports that judges around the country face growing threats of violence regarding Social Security Disability claims. There were 50 threats of violence…

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Social Security needs to limit fraud and abuse

Some patients may take advantage of Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income programs, reports Douglas W. Jackson, MD, on the Ortho Super Site. Jackson did not realize…

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Two odd stories about Social Security

Social Security touches the lives of almost every American family. It not only provides income to retirees but also to workers who become disabled and to families in which…

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Opening remarks at the Social Security subcommittee

On March 20, Representative Xavier Becerra (D.--CA)  made a speech on Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) to a Social Security (SS) subcommittee on ways and means, reports Insurance…

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Continuous disability reviews required by Social Security Administration

August 22, 2012 Dr. Marnin E. Fischbach's commentary in "Fix the Disability System: Patients Are Gaming It -- at High Cost to Themselves and Society" stereotypes people who…

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12 tips to prevent identity theft

September 12, 2012 To keep someone from stealing your identity, some simple precautions and these twelve steps may be able to help you, according to ehow.com. (1) Protect your…

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How can you get SSI?

According to DisabilitySecrets.com, if you have not worked long enough when you become disabled and have low income and assets, you can apply for Supplemental Security Income (SSI), instead…

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New Jersey man indicted for selling fake Social Security cards

Apparently for some people in search of a legal U.S. identity, all that is needed is a birth date, name of their choosing, a photo, and cash. On…

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Ways to make sure your COLA goes further

According to stltoday.com , there are some practical ways to help make sure that the small 2013 cost of living (COLA) increase can go further for you. 1. Review healthcare…

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Cutting SSDI could damage nation’s economy

A focal point of the campaign season was balancing the federal budget, and some want to cut the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program because they say that…

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Certain Medical Conditions Automatically Qualify You for SSDI

There are a number of impairments—both physical and mental—that will automatically qualify you for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits (SSDI) or for Supplemental Security Income (SSI), according to…

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Salem Improves Streets To Assist The Disabled With Their Commute

May 29, 2013 For many who receive Social Security Disability, their conditions leave them with limited mobility that can make long treks extremely difficult. Many are unable to drive…

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Social Security changes has effect on beneficiaries

January 18, 2011 There are a few changes coming to Social Security this year, and Social Security beneficiaries could be affected, according to usnews.com. Paper checks will no longer…

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Reader suggests ideas for Social Security reform

December 8, 2010 One of the hottest topics in the news has been cutting Social Security benefits to reduce the national deficit. It’s a sensitive subject to baby…

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Man believes cutting Social Security isn’t necessary for national deficit

December 16, 2010 An opinion contributer to politico.com believes it was a bad idea for President Obama to negotiate tax cuts to Social Security. It could affect Social…

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Future retirees may not have access to Social Security benefits

December 29, 2010 According to an opinion article on The Boston Globe, Social Security will run out by 2037. Those 40 and younger will be forced to rely…

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Role of Social Security changes for future retirees

December 30, 2010 The future of Social Security leaves many questions unanswered for future retirees. According to OnWallStreet.com, many people don’t know how much to save to supplement…

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Social Security Administration stops visits to Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket

January 13, 2011 The Social Security Administration has decided to stop visiting Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket regularly, and it may affect how people receive their Social Security benefits,…

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Social Security changes has effect on beneficiaries

January 18, 2011 There are a few changes coming to Social Security this year, and Social Security beneficiaries could be affected, according to usnews.com. Paper checks will no longer…

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Should Social Security be used only for retirement?

February 2, 2011 An opinion piece submitted to burlingtonfreepress.com suggest Social Security benefits were set up as a safety net, not a retirement fund. The writer lists examples…

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Your Social Security amount could change

March 17, 2011 The Chicago Tribune reports that the projected Social Security benefits at retirement number could change by the time you retire. Each year before your birthday,…

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Social Security Benefits Gone By 2036

June 1, 2011 The Social Security Board of Trustees released their annual report on the status of Social Security Trust Funds in mid-May with bleaker findings than expected.…

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Social Security needs to limit fraud and abuse

Some patients may take advantage of Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income programs, reports Douglas W. Jackson, MD, on the Ortho Super Site. Jackson did not realize…

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Two odd stories about Social Security

Social Security touches the lives of almost every American family. It not only provides income to retirees but also to workers who become disabled and to families in which…

Read More

Opening remarks at the Social Security subcommittee

On March 20, Representative Xavier Becerra (D.--CA)  made a speech on Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) to a Social Security (SS) subcommittee on ways and means, reports Insurance…

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Continuous disability reviews required by Social Security Administration

August 22, 2012 Dr. Marnin E. Fischbach's commentary in "Fix the Disability System: Patients Are Gaming It -- at High Cost to Themselves and Society" stereotypes people who…

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12 tips to prevent identity theft

September 12, 2012 To keep someone from stealing your identity, some simple precautions and these twelve steps may be able to help you, according to ehow.com. (1) Protect your…

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How can you get SSI?

According to DisabilitySecrets.com, if you have not worked long enough when you become disabled and have low income and assets, you can apply for Supplemental Security Income (SSI), instead…

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New Jersey man indicted for selling fake Social Security cards

Apparently for some people in search of a legal U.S. identity, all that is needed is a birth date, name of their choosing, a photo, and cash. On…

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Ways to make sure your COLA goes further

According to stltoday.com , there are some practical ways to help make sure that the small 2013 cost of living (COLA) increase can go further for you. 1. Review healthcare…

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Cutting SSDI could damage nation’s economy

A focal point of the campaign season was balancing the federal budget, and some want to cut the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program because they say that…

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Certain Medical Conditions Automatically Qualify You for SSDI

There are a number of impairments—both physical and mental—that will automatically qualify you for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits (SSDI) or for Supplemental Security Income (SSI), according to…

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Social Security’s List Of Compassionate Allowances Grows

January 2, 2013 Last month, the Commissioner of the Social Security Administration (SSA), Michael J. Astrue, announced that 35 additional conditions would be added to a list that…

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What Social Security Benefits Are Available for Same-Sex Couples?

Most Americans pay into the Social Security program throughout their entire working careers, but what happens to a person’s benefits if they pass away unexpectedly? The attorneys with…

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Treasury Department will phase out Social Security paper checks

May 5, 2011 The Chicago Sun-Times reports that the Treasury Department will start phasing out paper checks. The Treasury has started to send notices to individuals that receive checks…

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What Social Security Benefits Are Available for Same-Sex Couples?

Most Americans pay into the Social Security program throughout their entire working careers, but what happens to a person’s benefits if they pass away unexpectedly? The attorneys with…

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New Social Security COLA Not As Great As It Sounds

October 26, 2011 At first, many recipients of social security benefits were overjoyed when they learned that the Social Security Administration (SSA) had announced a 3.6 percent increase in…

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Changes Proposed To The Way Social Security Collects and Dispenses Funds

When U.S. citizens are no longer able to work, many depend on Social Security Disability benefits for income. The problem is a lack of funding is causing a…

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New Contingency Plan Protects Social Security Disability Operations

The Social Security Administration is responsible for handling all processes of the Social Security Disability (SSD) program. These operations are handled by thousands of government employees on a…

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Qualifying for Indiana Social Security Disability

September 17, 2009 The Social Security Administration (SSA) uses a five-step process to determine whether or not a person qualifies for Disability benefits. According to the SSA, a…

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Changes To Social Security Payments Coming Next Year

November 14, 2012 Each year, a cost of living adjustment (COLA) is made to the amount of benefits offered by Social Security Disability. However, many people are struggling…

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Social Security Common Conditions: Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

About 2.3 million people are afflicted with multiple sclerosis (MS), which impairs the ability to speak and move their bodies. What Is MS? MS is a disease of…

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Kidney Disease a Common Social Security Condition

The body needs to be able to excrete waste in order to properly function. If this cannot be achieved, it can lead to an individual developing any of…

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Previous Projections of Social Security Disability Benefits Trust Fund Depletion May Be Flawed

Studies Show Projection Data Is Flawed New research indicates projections about the financial status of our nation’s retirement and disability trust funds may not be accurate. Currently, estimates…

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Social Security Act Celebrates 80th Anniversary

President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act into law on August 14, 1935. In the eighty years that have passed since the bill’s inception, it has…

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Social Security Administration defends reason for not increasing benefits

The Social Security Administration announced that the cost of living had not risen, with inflammation low because of the slow economy, according to washintonindependent.com. It’s the reason they’re…

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Will Social Security Disability benefits last?

December 2, 2010 The Wall Street Journal reports that the Social Security Disability system is not financially sustainable, according to the Congressional Budget Office. The program was initially…

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Social Security Disability reaches record in 2010 applications

January 27, 2011 Last year was a record year for Social Security Disability applications, reports Business Wire. About 2.9 million people applied for Social Security Disability benefits, the most…

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Do taxes apply to Social Security Disability benefits?

February 10, 2011 The San Francisco Chronicle reports that millions of Americans received Social Security Disability benefits in 2010. It is time to file those 2010 taxes, which…

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Social Security Disability: Do you qualify for compassionate allowance?

February 24, 2011 If you have applied for Social Security Disability, you understand that it can be an arduous process. However, the Social Security Administration has identified a…

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Social Security poll finds people should work longer

March 10, 2011 A new Harris Poll shows 40 percent of people think we should work longer before drawing Social Security benefits, reports United Press International. The poll…

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No Increase In Social Security Payments Again This Year

May 25, 2011 It looks as if recipients of Social Security benefits will go another year with no increase in benefits. According to an article from the Associated…

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Social Security Benefits Gone By 2036

June 1, 2011 The Social Security Board of Trustees released their annual report on the status of Social Security Trust Funds in mid-May with bleaker findings than expected.…

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Your Social Security Disability Income May Be Scrutinized After You’re Approved

You may think that your financial worries are over once you’re approved for Social Security Disability benefits—but your finances may be scrutinized if you’re attempting to purchase a…

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Changes Made to Social Security Disability Eligibility With Approval of the ABLE Act

Getting approved for Social Security Disability benefits can be difficult enough, but keeping benefits after you’ve been approved can be just as arduous. One of the most frustrating…

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Medical Evidence Affects Your Social Security Disability Claim

The Social Security Act was created as a means for the U.S. government to provide assistance to working citizens who suffer from a mental or physical condition that…

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When to File Social Security Disability Appeals

If you’ve ever attempted to apply for Social Security Disability benefits, you know how daunting the task can be. The wait time for a decision in your case…

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New Contingency Plan Protects Social Security Disability Operations

The Social Security Administration is responsible for handling all processes of the Social Security Disability (SSD) program. These operations are handled by thousands of government employees on a…

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Can a Medical Condition Automatically Qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits?

Millions of Americans suffer from medical conditions that leave them unable to work. Many qualify for Social Security Disability benefits, but the application process can be take time—some…

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The Evolution of the Social Security Disability Program

The U.S. Social Security Disability program was established in 1956 as a way to provide citizens who suffered from a disabling mental or physical condition for longer than…

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Always Report Changes to Your Social Security Disability Status

When a person is awarded Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits, the amount they receive is based on several factors including income, work history, marital status, and even the…

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Social security won’t increase for second year in a row

October 18, 2010 Seniors across the country are facing tight financial pinches. The Social Security Administration has announced that, for the second year in a row, they will…

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Knowing Your Benefits Is Crucial When Applying for Social Security Disability

Accidents and illnesses can strike at any time, leaving Americans unable to work and without income. Many citizens who find themselves in such situations may qualify for Social…

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Struggling to Fight a Social Security Disability Denial

The Social Security Administration has strict rules governing their policies for distributing Social Security Disability benefits. But as the old saying goes, there’s an exception to every rule.…

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Waiting for a Social Security Disability Appeal

If you’ve applied for Social Security Disability benefits, there’s a good chance your claim was denied. In fact, the Social Security Administration reports as many as 65 percent…

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The Judge Could Be a Factor in Your Social Security Disability Appeal

If you’ve applied for Social Security Disability benefits, in all likelihood, your claim has been denied. That’s because the Social Security Administration says that up to 65 percent of…

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Upgrades to Online System Makes Appealing Your Social Security Disability Claim Easier

Getting approved to receive Social Security Disability benefits is no easy task. In fact, the Social Security Administration (SSA) reports up to 65 percent of claims are initially turned…

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How to Appeal a Denied Social Security Disability Claim

If your claim for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits was denied, you're not alone. As many as 70 percent of all initial claims for SSD benefits are rejected…

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Your Rights During a Social Security Disability Claim

As a United States citizen, you have certain rights that cannot be encroached upon, even by the federal government. So when you’re applying for Social Security Disability benefits,…

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When to File Social Security Disability Appeals

If you’ve ever attempted to apply for Social Security Disability benefits, you know how daunting the task can be. The wait time for a decision in your case…

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After You’re Approved for Social Security Disability, What Factors Could Affect Your Claim and Payments?

While many disabled Americans who receive Social Security Disability benefits believe their financial problems are solved when their claim is approved, nothing could be further from the truth.…

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Social Security Administration: ‘Endocrine Disorders No Longer on Our Listing of Impairments for Disability Benefits’

The Social Security Administration has removed endocrine disorders from the Listing of Impairments it uses when reviewing applications for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income…

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SSA Reports Massive Backlog of Claims

February 15, 2013 Reports from the Social Security Administration (SSA) show the agency is off to a slow start this year when it comes to processing claims for Social…

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Judges File Suit Against The Social Security Adminsitration

April 24, 2013 The combination of an aging workforce and a poor economy has led to a spike in recent years in the number of Social Security Disability…

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Social Security Common Conditions: Anemia Disability

What Is Anemia? Anemia is a condition that affects the lives of approximately 3.5 million Americans each day. It’s caused by the body’s inability to produce enough red…

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Don’t Hesitate if You’re Considering Applying for Social Security Disability

If you’ve been considering applying for Social Security Disability benefits, there’s no better time than now. Not only are there limits on the amount of time that can…

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Changes Proposed To The Way Social Security Collects and Dispenses Funds

When U.S. citizens are no longer able to work, many depend on Social Security Disability benefits for income. The problem is a lack of funding is causing a…

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Social Security Disability reaches record in 2010 applications

January 27, 2011 Last year was a record year for Social Security Disability applications, reports Business Wire. About 2.9 million people applied for Social Security Disability benefits, the most…

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Do taxes apply to Social Security Disability benefits?

February 10, 2011 The San Francisco Chronicle reports that millions of Americans received Social Security Disability benefits in 2010. It is time to file those 2010 taxes, which…

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Social Security Administration: ‘Endocrine Disorders No Longer on Our Listing of Impairments for Disability Benefits’

The Social Security Administration has removed endocrine disorders from the Listing of Impairments it uses when reviewing applications for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income…

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Social Security needs to limit fraud and abuse

Some patients may take advantage of Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income programs, reports Douglas W. Jackson, MD, on the Ortho Super Site. Jackson did not realize…

Read More

Two odd stories about Social Security

Social Security touches the lives of almost every American family. It not only provides income to retirees but also to workers who become disabled and to families in which…

Read More

Opening remarks at the Social Security subcommittee

On March 20, Representative Xavier Becerra (D.--CA)  made a speech on Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) to a Social Security (SS) subcommittee on ways and means, reports Insurance…

Read More

Continuous disability reviews required by Social Security Administration

August 22, 2012 Dr. Marnin E. Fischbach's commentary in "Fix the Disability System: Patients Are Gaming It -- at High Cost to Themselves and Society" stereotypes people who…

Read More

12 tips to prevent identity theft

September 12, 2012 To keep someone from stealing your identity, some simple precautions and these twelve steps may be able to help you, according to ehow.com. (1) Protect your…

Read More

How can you get SSI?

According to DisabilitySecrets.com, if you have not worked long enough when you become disabled and have low income and assets, you can apply for Supplemental Security Income (SSI), instead…

Read More

New Jersey man indicted for selling fake Social Security cards

Apparently for some people in search of a legal U.S. identity, all that is needed is a birth date, name of their choosing, a photo, and cash. On…

Read More

Ways to make sure your COLA goes further

According to stltoday.com , there are some practical ways to help make sure that the small 2013 cost of living (COLA) increase can go further for you. 1. Review healthcare…

Read More

Cutting SSDI could damage nation’s economy

A focal point of the campaign season was balancing the federal budget, and some want to cut the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program because they say that…

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Social Security Expands List Of Conditions Approved For Fast Track

December 19, 2012 With the Social Security Administration (SSA) bogged down with millions of claims for Social Security Disability lawyer, the agency recently announced it would be expanding a list…

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Certain Medical Conditions Automatically Qualify You for SSDI

There are a number of impairments—both physical and mental—that will automatically qualify you for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits (SSDI) or for Supplemental Security Income (SSI), according to…

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Ads Promote The Benefits Of Social Security Administration’s Online Services

March 25, 2013 In an effort to better promote many of the new services offered to those who are retired or disabled, the Social Security Administration (SSA) released…

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Judges File Suit Against The Social Security Adminsitration

April 24, 2013 The combination of an aging workforce and a poor economy has led to a spike in recent years in the number of Social Security Disability…

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Salem Improves Streets To Assist The Disabled With Their Commute

May 29, 2013 For many who receive Social Security Disability, their conditions leave them with limited mobility that can make long treks extremely difficult. Many are unable to drive…

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Social Security Officials Examining Ways To Provide Jobs to People With Disabilities

June 21, 2013 Records show that more than four million Americans with disabilities are employed while they receive Social Security Disability Benefits. However, a majority of those individuals make…

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New Online Services Announced By The Social Security Administration

July 3, 2013 With the Social Security Administration (SSA) looking for ways to make the process of distributing Social Security Disability Benefits more efficient, SSA Commissioner Michael Astrue recently…

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Social Security Administration Launches New Mobile Web Site

July 8, 2013 Getting the public access to information about their Social Security Disability Benefits in a more efficient way has recently become a priority for the Social Security…

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Effects of Marriage and Divorce On Social Security Disability Claims

October 23, 2013 When applying for Social Security Disability Benefits, there are numerous factors that will come into play when determining the amount of compensation the claimant will…

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3 Reasons to Hire an Attorney for Your Social Security Disability Claim

Going through the steps to receive Social Security Disability benefits can be difficult for disabled Americans. One of the best ways to make this process easier is to…

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Social Security Common Conditions: Sleep Apnea

The Social Security Administration has a list of hundreds of conditions that can qualify individuals for Social Security Disability benefits, but a condition that has gained attention lately…

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Social Security Common Conditions: Lupus

There are millions of Americans who qualify for Social Security Disability benefits—and many suffer from Lupus. In fact, estimates from the Lupus Foundation of America show as many…

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Don’t Hesitate if You’re Considering Applying for Social Security Disability

If you’ve been considering applying for Social Security Disability benefits, there’s no better time than now. Not only are there limits on the amount of time that can…

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Social Security Common Conditions: Depression

Depression is one of the most common disabling conditions in the United States today. Estimates from the National Institute of Mental Health show that in 2012, approximately 16…

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What Is A Social Security Disability Medical Consultant?

Social Security Disability benefits are designed to help those who have suffered medical conditions that prevent them from working, but who determines eligibility? Many people believe that if…

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Changes to SSA Policies to Be Implemented This October

October is upon us and with it comes several changes to the way the Social Security Administration (SSA) operates. That’s why our team at Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos &…

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What Do Social Security Disability Benefits Cover?

If you’re suffering from a condition that prevents you from working or is expected to prevent you from working for at least a year, you may be entitled…

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Knowing Your Benefits Is Crucial When Applying for Social Security Disability

Accidents and illnesses can strike at any time, leaving Americans unable to work and without income. Many citizens who find themselves in such situations may qualify for Social…

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When SSD and Long Term Disability Can Benefit You Financially

An accident or illness that leaves you unable to work can happen at any time. Yet, many people are unprepared for such an event and have not created…

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Social Security Common Conditions: Respiratory Illnesses

If You Cannot Breathe, You Cannot Live The Social Security Administration (SSA) considers some types of  respiratory illnesses disabling conditions. What Is a Respiratory Illness Disability? The Social…

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Report Points to SSA Cyber Security Weaknesses

The Social Security Disability program is based on a system in which the income workers make is used to earn credits. The credits are used to determine one’s…

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Social Security Common Conditions: Back Pain Disabilities

Living With Back Pain If you’ve ever hurt your back, you know just how debilitating the pain associated with such injuries can be. So it should come as…

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Can Veterans Collect Social Security Disability Benefits?

Those who have served in the military have sacrificed for our nations freedom, so it comes as no surprise that the federal government provides these individuals with several…

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Common Mistakes That Lead to Social Security Disability Denials

In order to start receiving Social Security Disability benefits, the Social Security Administration or a judge must first approve your claim. Unfortunately, mistakes are often made during this…

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How to Live off Social Security Disability Benefits

Our lives can change in the blink of an eye. An accident or illness that leaves you permanently disabled could prevent you from working or collecting a paycheck,…

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Bill Aims to Save Social Security Disability Benefits

Millions of Americans depend on Social Security benefits as their main source of income. Retired workers account for roughly 41.4 million recipients, while approximately 11 million Americans receive…

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Social Security Common Conditions: Back and Spinal Cord Injury

Back and spine injuries affect a large number of Americans each year. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate there are currently more than 200,000…

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Can My Supplemental Security Income and Social Security Disability Benefits Be Taxed?

It’s tax season once again and for many Americans, the process of determining what you owe or should get back can be quite complicated. This is especially true…

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After You’re Approved for Social Security Disability, What Factors Could Affect Your Claim and Payments?

While many disabled Americans who receive Social Security Disability benefits believe their financial problems are solved when their claim is approved, nothing could be further from the truth.…

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Electronic Access to SSA-1099 Tax Forms for Social Security Disability Benefits Recipients

It’s tax season again and even recipients of Social Security Disability benefits have to account for all of the income their household brought in over the past year—including…

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Social Security Common Conditions: Kidney Disease and Cancer

Our kidneys are among the most vital organs in our bodies because they are responsible for filtering our blood of waste. Without this bodily function, death would be…

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How Supplemental Security Income Can Help if Your Loved One Is Disabled

There are millions of Americans who are unable to work because of a disabling condition they suffer from, but not all of those individuals are work-age adults who…

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Court Ruling Could Affect Some Social Security Disability Benefits Claims

There are many factors that can affect the amount you receive in Social Security Disability benefits, but one that is currently receiving national attention is the Windfall Elimination…

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Changes to Social Security Disability Benefits Withdrawal Policy

Federal lawmakers have the ability to change the regulations that govern the policies and procedures of the Social Security Disability benefits program and one such reform that was…

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Childhood Cancer Increases Chance of Receiving SSD Benefits Later in Life

Research from the American Cancer Society shows that 1 in 285 U.S. citizens will be diagnosed with a form of cancer before age 20. While the survival rate for…

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Social Security Administration Unveils New Improvement Plan: Vision 2025

Social Security Disability benefits are available to workers in the United States who are unable to return to their job due to a mental or physical condition. The…

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Previous Projections of Social Security Disability Benefits Trust Fund Depletion May Be Flawed

Studies Show Projection Data Is Flawed New research indicates projections about the financial status of our nation’s retirement and disability trust funds may not be accurate. Currently, estimates…

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Social Security Disability Lawyers Discuss Benefits That May Be Available After Losing a Spouse

The financial struggles that accompany the loss of a spouse can be immense, especially if you’re considered disabled. That’s why our Social Security Disability lawyers at Fleschner, Stark,…

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Getting the Benefits You Need When Applying for Social Security Disability

The process of applying for and being approved to receive Social Security Disability benefits can be complicated. But it seems as though many disabled Americans continue to struggle…

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When Applying for Social Security Disability, You May Face Long Waits

One of the most difficult aspects of applying for Social Security Disability benefits is the amount of time the process can take. In fact, it could take years…

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How to Determine What Social Security Disability Benefits You’ve Earned

Suffering from a disabling injury or illness can leave your finances tight. Luckily, many disabled Americans qualify for Social Security Disability benefits, but determining how much you should…

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How The SCOTUS Ruling Will Impact Social Security and Supplemental Security Income

Last week, the Supreme Court of the United States reached a historic decision to legalize same-sex marriages. This monumental ruling will impact many different government programs and services.…

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Social Security Disability Benefits for Dependents

We know that Social Security Disability benefits are typically awarded to workers who are unable to perform their job duties due to a physical or mental illness; however,…

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Some Some Social Security Disability Recipients with Mental Health Conditions Banned From Owning Guns

There are currently millions of Americans who receive Social Security Disability benefits because they suffer from a mental health condition, such as depression or schizophrenia. Many of these…

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Why Calculating SSDI Benefits on a Regular Basis Is Important

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits are calculated using the number of credits you earned while working and the amount of income you received during that time. But don’t…

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Social Security Act Celebrates 80th Anniversary

President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act into law on August 14, 1935. In the eighty years that have passed since the bill’s inception, it has…

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Social Security Disability Benefits System Faces Financial Strain

In recent years, there has been a lot of discussion regarding the depletion of the trust fund that provides the financing for the Social Security Disability program in…

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Bill Proposes Immediate Social Security Disability Payments for the Terminally Ill

It’s no secret that getting approved for Social Security Disability benefits can be a long, drawn-out process. The Social Security Administration has conceded that it takes the agency…

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Can a Medical Condition Automatically Qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits?

Millions of Americans suffer from medical conditions that leave them unable to work. Many qualify for Social Security Disability benefits, but the application process can be take time—some…

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A Closer Look at the 2016 Social Security COLA

Social Security Disability benefits are a crucial part of millions of American’s incomes. Each year, benefits amounts are examined to ensure they are in line with the cost…

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How to Appeal a Denied Social Security Disability Claim

If your claim for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits was denied, you're not alone. As many as 70 percent of all initial claims for SSD benefits are rejected…

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Working While Getting SSD Benefits Made Easy

One of the qualifications for receiving Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits is that your condition must last longer than a year. Just because you’ve been sick or injured…

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Social Security Common Conditions: Epilepsy

Estimates show there are more than 2 million Americans suffering from epilepsy. In one-third of those cases, there is no effective treatment, leaving victims to suffer uncontrollable disruptions…

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Changes to SSA Policies to Be Implemented This October

October is upon us and with it comes several changes to the way the Social Security Administration (SSA) operates. That’s why our team at Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos &…

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Ads Promote The Benefits Of Social Security Administration’s Online Services

March 25, 2013 In an effort to better promote many of the new services offered to those who are retired or disabled, the Social Security Administration (SSA) released…

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Differences Between Social Security Disability and Long Term Disability Insurance

April 4, 2014 When a person is unable to work because of a mental or physical condition, several options may be available to help assist with his or…

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3 Reasons to Hire an Attorney for Your Social Security Disability Claim

Going through the steps to receive Social Security Disability benefits can be difficult for disabled Americans. One of the best ways to make this process easier is to…

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Judges fear violence over Social Security Disability rulings

January 13, 2011 The Washington Post reports that judges around the country face growing threats of violence regarding Social Security Disability claims. There were 50 threats of violence…

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Investigation Discovers Wrongful Payments In Social Security Disability Claims

September 26, 2012 An 18-month investigation conducted by a Senate subcommittee found the Social Security Administration (SSA) had wrongly paid out compensation in roughly one-quarter of the 300…

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Social Security Administration Adds Conditions To List of Compassionate Allowances

January 17, 2014 There are currently hundreds of thousands of Americans who are unable to work due to a mental or physical condition who have waited long periods…

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What’s in a Social Security Number?

Every working United States citizen is entitled to collect credits toward Social Security Disability and retirement benefits. The Social Security Disability lawyers with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin…

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Who Issues Decisions on Social Security Disability Cases?

There are currently 10.2 million Americans who receive Social Security Disability benefits and hundreds of thousands of others who have applied for the program and are awaiting decisions.…

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Social Security Disability Lawyers Discuss The Claims Approval Process

November 22, 2013 When an individual applies for Social Security disability benefits, the claim must go through a rigorous approval process before assistance can be offered. The Social…

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Common Reasons for Social Security Disability Denials

There are millions of Americans who are unable to work due to a disabling injury or illness, yet only some will receive Social Security Disability benefits—a program established…

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Common Mistakes That Lead to Social Security Disability Denials

In order to start receiving Social Security Disability benefits, the Social Security Administration or a judge must first approve your claim. Unfortunately, mistakes are often made during this…

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Who Issues Decisions on Social Security Disability Cases?

There are currently 10.2 million Americans who receive Social Security Disability benefits and hundreds of thousands of others who have applied for the program and are awaiting decisions.…

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Struggling to Fight a Social Security Disability Denial

The Social Security Administration has strict rules governing their policies for distributing Social Security Disability benefits. But as the old saying goes, there’s an exception to every rule.…

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Waiting for a Social Security Disability Appeal

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The Judge Could Be a Factor in Your Social Security Disability Appeal

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Your Rights During a Social Security Disability Claim

As a United States citizen, you have certain rights that cannot be encroached upon, even by the federal government. So when you’re applying for Social Security Disability benefits,…

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When to File Social Security Disability Appeals

If you’ve ever attempted to apply for Social Security Disability benefits, you know how daunting the task can be. The wait time for a decision in your case…

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Upgrades to Online System Makes Appealing Your Social Security Disability Claim Easier

Getting approved to receive Social Security Disability benefits is no easy task. In fact, the Social Security Administration (SSA) reports up to 65 percent of claims are initially turned…

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Social Security Administration: ‘Endocrine Disorders No Longer on Our Listing of Impairments for Disability Benefits’

The Social Security Administration has removed endocrine disorders from the Listing of Impairments it uses when reviewing applications for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income…

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What Is A Social Security Disability Medical Consultant?

Social Security Disability benefits are designed to help those who have suffered medical conditions that prevent them from working, but who determines eligibility? Many people believe that if…

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Report Points to SSA Cyber Security Weaknesses

The Social Security Disability program is based on a system in which the income workers make is used to earn credits. The credits are used to determine one’s…

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Changes Made to Social Security Disability Eligibility With Approval of the ABLE Act

Getting approved for Social Security Disability benefits can be difficult enough, but keeping benefits after you’ve been approved can be just as arduous. One of the most frustrating…

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Determining Social Security Disability Eligibility

Millions of Americans depend on Social Security Disability benefits as a source of income, and each year, more citizens apply for federal assistance programs. Many of the people…

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Medical Evidence Affects Your Social Security Disability Claim

The Social Security Act was created as a means for the U.S. government to provide assistance to working citizens who suffer from a mental or physical condition that…

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April 4, 2014 When a person is unable to work because of a mental or physical condition, several options may be available to help assist with his or…

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Social Security Expands List Of Conditions Approved For Fast Track

December 19, 2012 With the Social Security Administration (SSA) bogged down with millions of claims for Social Security Disability lawyer, the agency recently announced it would be expanding a list…

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Resources Available to Those With Childhood Cancer

September has been declared “Childhood Cancer Awareness Month” in an effort to raise awareness about the struggles thousands of American youths face on a daily basis as they…

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Don’t Hesitate if You’re Considering Applying for Social Security Disability

If you’ve been considering applying for Social Security Disability benefits, there’s no better time than now. Not only are there limits on the amount of time that can…

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Changes to SSA Policies to Be Implemented This October

October is upon us and with it comes several changes to the way the Social Security Administration (SSA) operates. That’s why our team at Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos &…

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What Do Social Security Disability Benefits Cover?

If you’re suffering from a condition that prevents you from working or is expected to prevent you from working for at least a year, you may be entitled…

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SSA Changes Policies Regarding Same-Sex Relationships

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Knowing Your Benefits Is Crucial When Applying for Social Security Disability

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What’s in a Social Security Number?

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Changes Proposed To The Way Social Security Collects and Dispenses Funds

When U.S. citizens are no longer able to work, many depend on Social Security Disability benefits for income. The problem is a lack of funding is causing a…

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Social Security Common Conditions: Diabetes

Diabetes in the United States Thousands of conditions and illnesses can leave a person unable to work and eligible for Social Security Disability benefits, but one of the…

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Report Points to SSA Cyber Security Weaknesses

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Social Security Common Conditions: Back Pain Disabilities

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Kidney Disease a Common Social Security Condition

The body needs to be able to excrete waste in order to properly function. If this cannot be achieved, it can lead to an individual developing any of…

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Can Veterans Collect Social Security Disability Benefits?

Those who have served in the military have sacrificed for our nations freedom, so it comes as no surprise that the federal government provides these individuals with several…

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Common Mistakes That Lead to Social Security Disability Denials

In order to start receiving Social Security Disability benefits, the Social Security Administration or a judge must first approve your claim. Unfortunately, mistakes are often made during this…

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How to Live off Social Security Disability Benefits

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Who Issues Decisions on Social Security Disability Cases?

There are currently 10.2 million Americans who receive Social Security Disability benefits and hundreds of thousands of others who have applied for the program and are awaiting decisions.…

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Bill Aims to Save Social Security Disability Benefits

Millions of Americans depend on Social Security benefits as their main source of income. Retired workers account for roughly 41.4 million recipients, while approximately 11 million Americans receive…

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Struggling to Fight a Social Security Disability Denial

The Social Security Administration has strict rules governing their policies for distributing Social Security Disability benefits. But as the old saying goes, there’s an exception to every rule.…

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Waiting for a Social Security Disability Appeal

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The Judge Could Be a Factor in Your Social Security Disability Appeal

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Social Security Disability Lawyers Discuss Benefits That May Be Available After Losing a Spouse

The financial struggles that accompany the loss of a spouse can be immense, especially if you’re considered disabled. That’s why our Social Security Disability lawyers at Fleschner, Stark,…

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How to Determine What Social Security Disability Benefits You’ve Earned

Suffering from a disabling injury or illness can leave your finances tight. Luckily, many disabled Americans qualify for Social Security Disability benefits, but determining how much you should…

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Why Calculating SSDI Benefits on a Regular Basis Is Important

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Bill Proposes Immediate Social Security Disability Payments for the Terminally Ill

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How to Appeal a Denied Social Security Disability Claim

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The Evolution of the Social Security Disability Program

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Your Social Security Disability Income May Be Scrutinized After You’re Approved

You may think that your financial worries are over once you’re approved for Social Security Disability benefits—but your finances may be scrutinized if you’re attempting to purchase a…

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Reader suggests ideas for Social Security reform

December 8, 2010 One of the hottest topics in the news has been cutting Social Security benefits to reduce the national deficit. It’s a sensitive subject to baby…

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Man believes cutting Social Security isn’t necessary for national deficit

December 16, 2010 An opinion contributer to politico.com believes it was a bad idea for President Obama to negotiate tax cuts to Social Security. It could affect Social…

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Future retirees may not have access to Social Security benefits

December 29, 2010 According to an opinion article on The Boston Globe, Social Security will run out by 2037. Those 40 and younger will be forced to rely…

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Role of Social Security changes for future retirees

December 30, 2010 The future of Social Security leaves many questions unanswered for future retirees. According to OnWallStreet.com, many people don’t know how much to save to supplement…

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Social Security Administration stops visits to Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket

January 13, 2011 The Social Security Administration has decided to stop visiting Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket regularly, and it may affect how people receive their Social Security benefits,…

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Social Security changes has effect on beneficiaries

January 18, 2011 There are a few changes coming to Social Security this year, and Social Security beneficiaries could be affected, according to usnews.com. Paper checks will no longer…

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Should Social Security be used only for retirement?

February 2, 2011 An opinion piece submitted to burlingtonfreepress.com suggest Social Security benefits were set up as a safety net, not a retirement fund. The writer lists examples…

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Your Social Security amount could change

March 17, 2011 The Chicago Tribune reports that the projected Social Security benefits at retirement number could change by the time you retire. Each year before your birthday,…

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Social Security Benefits Gone By 2036

June 1, 2011 The Social Security Board of Trustees released their annual report on the status of Social Security Trust Funds in mid-May with bleaker findings than expected.…

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Social Security needs to limit fraud and abuse

Some patients may take advantage of Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income programs, reports Douglas W. Jackson, MD, on the Ortho Super Site. Jackson did not realize…

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Two odd stories about Social Security

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Opening remarks at the Social Security subcommittee

On March 20, Representative Xavier Becerra (D.--CA)  made a speech on Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) to a Social Security (SS) subcommittee on ways and means, reports Insurance…

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Continuous disability reviews required by Social Security Administration

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12 tips to prevent identity theft

September 12, 2012 To keep someone from stealing your identity, some simple precautions and these twelve steps may be able to help you, according to ehow.com. (1) Protect your…

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How can you get SSI?

According to DisabilitySecrets.com, if you have not worked long enough when you become disabled and have low income and assets, you can apply for Supplemental Security Income (SSI), instead…

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New Jersey man indicted for selling fake Social Security cards

Apparently for some people in search of a legal U.S. identity, all that is needed is a birth date, name of their choosing, a photo, and cash. On…

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Ways to make sure your COLA goes further

According to stltoday.com , there are some practical ways to help make sure that the small 2013 cost of living (COLA) increase can go further for you. 1. Review healthcare…

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Cutting SSDI could damage nation’s economy

A focal point of the campaign season was balancing the federal budget, and some want to cut the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program because they say that…

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Certain Medical Conditions Automatically Qualify You for SSDI

There are a number of impairments—both physical and mental—that will automatically qualify you for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits (SSDI) or for Supplemental Security Income (SSI), according to…

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Social Security’s List Of Compassionate Allowances Grows

January 2, 2013 Last month, the Commissioner of the Social Security Administration (SSA), Michael J. Astrue, announced that 35 additional conditions would be added to a list that…

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What Social Security Benefits Are Available for Same-Sex Couples?

Most Americans pay into the Social Security program throughout their entire working careers, but what happens to a person’s benefits if they pass away unexpectedly? The attorneys with…

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Bill Aims to Save Social Security Disability Benefits

Millions of Americans depend on Social Security benefits as their main source of income. Retired workers account for roughly 41.4 million recipients, while approximately 11 million Americans receive…

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Judges File Suit Against The Social Security Adminsitration

April 24, 2013 The combination of an aging workforce and a poor economy has led to a spike in recent years in the number of Social Security Disability…

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Lawsuit Filed to Prevent Halted Social Security Disability Payments

March 26, 2014 Many Social Security Disability Recipients have third-party companies control distribution of their benefits because their conditions leave them unable to manage their own funds. Now,…

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Indiana Social Security Disability process improved

September 24, 2009 The Herald Bulletin reports that the Indiana Social Security Disability process is improved due to new technologies. The Social Security Administration became the first federal…

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Indiana Social Security Disability benefits

November 12, 2009 According to the Social Security Administration, Disability benefits are paid through two programs. The Social Security Disability insurance program pays benefits to those people who…

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Social Security Disability backlog

January 14, 2010 The Washington Times reports a major backlog within the federal Social Security Disability system. With the highest rate of unemployment in 25 years, applicants are…

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Disability insurance benefits getting harder to come by

January 28, 2010 The Wall Street Journal reports that Disability benefits from the workplace and the government are being reduced, which is putting more pressure on consumers to…

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What if your SSDI claim is denied?

February 4, 2010 According to the Social Security Administration's Web site, there is a process you can follow if your application for Social Security Disability Insurance has been…

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Social Security to fast track Disability payments

February 18, 2010 The Wall Street Journal reports that the Social Security Administration is planning an expansion of the fast track system, which will allow some people to…

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The Social Security Disability Insurance process

February 25, 2010 The Social Security Disability Insurance program is not a needs-based program. Allocations for Social Security Disability are based on how much you have paid into…

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Social Security requests feedback about Disability requirements

March 18, 2010 An insurance Web site CCH.com reveals that the Social Security Administration is requesting comments from citizens regarding their Social Security Disability Insurance program. They are…

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Nearly 2 million people waiting on Social Security Disability claim

Are you one of the nearly 2 million Americans waiting to find out if you will qualify for Social Security Disability benefits? The commissioner of Social Security, Michale…

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Children can be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits

Do you have a child with a disability that severely limits their activities? You may not know this, but your child may be eligible for social Security Disability benefits.…

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Get the Social Security Disability benefits you deserve

If you have a disability, you may able to get benefits through the Social Security Disability Insurance system. The law states benefits are based on your inability to work.…

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Social Security Disability Program needs a fix, and needs it now

The U.S. News & World Report says the federal Social Security Disability program is in desperate need of some repairs, and those need to happen sooner rather than…

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Social Security Disability reaches record in 2010 applications

January 27, 2011 Last year was a record year for Social Security Disability applications, reports Business Wire. About 2.9 million people applied for Social Security Disability benefits, the most…

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What Are the Social Security Administration’s Compassionate Allowances?

Did you know that there are 100 diseases and medical conditions that may qualify you or a loved one to receive Social Security disability benefits more quickly than…

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Investigation Discovers Wrongful Payments In Social Security Disability Claims

September 26, 2012 An 18-month investigation conducted by a Senate subcommittee found the Social Security Administration (SSA) had wrongly paid out compensation in roughly one-quarter of the 300…

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President Asked To Change Restrictions On Receiving Supplemental Security Income

April 19, 2013 Earlier this week, the National Council on Disability (NCD) called on President Barack Obama to drastically reform certain limits on assets individuals who receive Supplemental…

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New Online Services Announced By The Social Security Administration

July 3, 2013 With the Social Security Administration (SSA) looking for ways to make the process of distributing Social Security Disability Benefits more efficient, SSA Commissioner Michael Astrue recently…

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Social Security Administration Launches New Mobile Web Site

July 8, 2013 Getting the public access to information about their Social Security Disability Benefits in a more efficient way has recently become a priority for the Social Security…

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Lawsuit Filed to Prevent Halted Social Security Disability Payments

March 26, 2014 Many Social Security Disability Recipients have third-party companies control distribution of their benefits because their conditions leave them unable to manage their own funds. Now,…

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Differences Between Social Security Disability and Long Term Disability Insurance

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3 Reasons to Hire an Attorney for Your Social Security Disability Claim

Going through the steps to receive Social Security Disability benefits can be difficult for disabled Americans. One of the best ways to make this process easier is to…

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Social Security Common Conditions: Sleep Apnea

The Social Security Administration has a list of hundreds of conditions that can qualify individuals for Social Security Disability benefits, but a condition that has gained attention lately…

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Social Security Common Conditions: Lupus

There are millions of Americans who qualify for Social Security Disability benefits—and many suffer from Lupus. In fact, estimates from the Lupus Foundation of America show as many…

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Social Security Common Conditions: Epilepsy

Estimates show there are more than 2 million Americans suffering from epilepsy. In one-third of those cases, there is no effective treatment, leaving victims to suffer uncontrollable disruptions…

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Social Security Common Conditions: Depression

Depression is one of the most common disabling conditions in the United States today. Estimates from the National Institute of Mental Health show that in 2012, approximately 16…

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Common Reasons for Social Security Disability Denials

There are millions of Americans who are unable to work due to a disabling injury or illness, yet only some will receive Social Security Disability benefits—a program established…

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What Is A Social Security Disability Medical Consultant?

Social Security Disability benefits are designed to help those who have suffered medical conditions that prevent them from working, but who determines eligibility? Many people believe that if…

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Social Security Common Conditions: HIV

Estimates from the federal government show nearly 1.1 million people in the United States living with HIV or AIDS, a virus of the autoimmune system that prevents the…

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SSA Changes Policies Regarding Same-Sex Relationships

If a health condition leaves you unable to work, you may be entitled to Supplemental Security Income or Social Security Disability benefits. But it’s important to remember there…

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Knowing Your Benefits Is Crucial When Applying for Social Security Disability

Accidents and illnesses can strike at any time, leaving Americans unable to work and without income. Many citizens who find themselves in such situations may qualify for Social…

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Social Security Common Conditions: Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

About 2.3 million people are afflicted with multiple sclerosis (MS), which impairs the ability to speak and move their bodies. What Is MS? MS is a disease of…

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“I’m In To Hire” Creates Jobs For Those With An Intellectual Disability

Life With An Intellectual Disability Living with an intellectual disability can be a struggle due to an inability to learn or meet established criteria for advancement in a…

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What’s in a Social Security Number?

Every working United States citizen is entitled to collect credits toward Social Security Disability and retirement benefits. The Social Security Disability lawyers with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin…

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Changes Proposed To The Way Social Security Collects and Dispenses Funds

When U.S. citizens are no longer able to work, many depend on Social Security Disability benefits for income. The problem is a lack of funding is causing a…

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Social Security Common Conditions: Diabetes

Diabetes in the United States Thousands of conditions and illnesses can leave a person unable to work and eligible for Social Security Disability benefits, but one of the…

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Social Security Common Conditions: Back Pain Disabilities

Living With Back Pain If you’ve ever hurt your back, you know just how debilitating the pain associated with such injuries can be. So it should come as…

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Kidney Disease a Common Social Security Condition

The body needs to be able to excrete waste in order to properly function. If this cannot be achieved, it can lead to an individual developing any of…

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Common Mistakes That Lead to Social Security Disability Denials

In order to start receiving Social Security Disability benefits, the Social Security Administration or a judge must first approve your claim. Unfortunately, mistakes are often made during this…

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How to Live off Social Security Disability Benefits

Our lives can change in the blink of an eye. An accident or illness that leaves you permanently disabled could prevent you from working or collecting a paycheck,…

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Struggling to Fight a Social Security Disability Denial

The Social Security Administration has strict rules governing their policies for distributing Social Security Disability benefits. But as the old saying goes, there’s an exception to every rule.…

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Medical Evidence Affects Your Social Security Disability Claim

The Social Security Act was created as a means for the U.S. government to provide assistance to working citizens who suffer from a mental or physical condition that…

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After You’re Approved for Social Security Disability, What Factors Could Affect Your Claim and Payments?

While many disabled Americans who receive Social Security Disability benefits believe their financial problems are solved when their claim is approved, nothing could be further from the truth.…

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Electronic Access to SSA-1099 Tax Forms for Social Security Disability Benefits Recipients

It’s tax season again and even recipients of Social Security Disability benefits have to account for all of the income their household brought in over the past year—including…

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Waiting for a Social Security Disability Appeal

If you’ve applied for Social Security Disability benefits, there’s a good chance your claim was denied. In fact, the Social Security Administration reports as many as 65 percent…

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The Judge Could Be a Factor in Your Social Security Disability Appeal

If you’ve applied for Social Security Disability benefits, in all likelihood, your claim has been denied. That’s because the Social Security Administration says that up to 65 percent of…

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Changes to Social Security Disability Benefits Withdrawal Policy

Federal lawmakers have the ability to change the regulations that govern the policies and procedures of the Social Security Disability benefits program and one such reform that was…

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When Applying for Social Security Disability, You May Face Long Waits

One of the most difficult aspects of applying for Social Security Disability benefits is the amount of time the process can take. In fact, it could take years…

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How to Determine What Social Security Disability Benefits You’ve Earned

Suffering from a disabling injury or illness can leave your finances tight. Luckily, many disabled Americans qualify for Social Security Disability benefits, but determining how much you should…

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Bill Helps Prevent Criminals from Receiving Supplemental Security Income or Disability Benefits

The law states that anyone who is fleeing to avoid prosecution of a felony is ineligible to receive Social Security Disability benefits or Supplemental Security Income; however, loopholes…

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Social Security Act Celebrates 80th Anniversary

President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act into law on August 14, 1935. In the eighty years that have passed since the bill’s inception, it has…

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How to Appeal a Denied Social Security Disability Claim

If your claim for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits was denied, you're not alone. As many as 70 percent of all initial claims for SSD benefits are rejected…

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The Evolution of the Social Security Disability Program

The U.S. Social Security Disability program was established in 1956 as a way to provide citizens who suffered from a disabling mental or physical condition for longer than…

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Always Report Changes to Your Social Security Disability Status

When a person is awarded Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits, the amount they receive is based on several factors including income, work history, marital status, and even the…

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Judges fear violence over Social Security Disability rulings

January 13, 2011 The Washington Post reports that judges around the country face growing threats of violence regarding Social Security Disability claims. There were 50 threats of violence…

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Social Security needs to limit fraud and abuse

Some patients may take advantage of Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income programs, reports Douglas W. Jackson, MD, on the Ortho Super Site. Jackson did not realize…

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Two odd stories about Social Security

Social Security touches the lives of almost every American family. It not only provides income to retirees but also to workers who become disabled and to families in which…

Read More

Opening remarks at the Social Security subcommittee

On March 20, Representative Xavier Becerra (D.--CA)  made a speech on Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) to a Social Security (SS) subcommittee on ways and means, reports Insurance…

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Continuous disability reviews required by Social Security Administration

August 22, 2012 Dr. Marnin E. Fischbach's commentary in "Fix the Disability System: Patients Are Gaming It -- at High Cost to Themselves and Society" stereotypes people who…

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12 tips to prevent identity theft

September 12, 2012 To keep someone from stealing your identity, some simple precautions and these twelve steps may be able to help you, according to ehow.com. (1) Protect your…

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How can you get SSI?

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Cutting SSDI could damage nation’s economy

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Social Security Expands List Of Conditions Approved For Fast Track

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Certain Medical Conditions Automatically Qualify You for SSDI

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Ads Promote The Benefits Of Social Security Administration’s Online Services

March 25, 2013 In an effort to better promote many of the new services offered to those who are retired or disabled, the Social Security Administration (SSA) released…

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Salem Improves Streets To Assist The Disabled With Their Commute

May 29, 2013 For many who receive Social Security Disability, their conditions leave them with limited mobility that can make long treks extremely difficult. Many are unable to drive…

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June 21, 2013 Records show that more than four million Americans with disabilities are employed while they receive Social Security Disability Benefits. However, a majority of those individuals make…

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Changes to SSA Policies to Be Implemented This October

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Report Points to SSA Cyber Security Weaknesses

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Social Security Administration Unveils New Improvement Plan: Vision 2025

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Upgrades to Online System Makes Appealing Your Social Security Disability Claim Easier

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Man believes cutting Social Security isn’t necessary for national deficit

December 16, 2010 An opinion contributer to politico.com believes it was a bad idea for President Obama to negotiate tax cuts to Social Security. It could affect Social…

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Changes Proposed To The Way Social Security Collects and Dispenses Funds

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Social Security Common Conditions: Back and Spinal Cord Injury

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Electronic Access to SSA-1099 Tax Forms for Social Security Disability Benefits Recipients

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Social Security Disability reaches record in 2010 applications

January 27, 2011 Last year was a record year for Social Security Disability applications, reports Business Wire. About 2.9 million people applied for Social Security Disability benefits, the most…

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Supplemental Security Income: What Is It and How To Get It

June 14, 2013 There are currently more than 57 million American who receive some sort of Social Security Benefit. For many of those individuals though, especially the disabled,…

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President Asked To Change Restrictions On Receiving Supplemental Security Income

April 19, 2013 Earlier this week, the National Council on Disability (NCD) called on President Barack Obama to drastically reform certain limits on assets individuals who receive Supplemental…

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Each day, thousands of Americans suffer injuries or are diagnosed with health conditions that prevent them from returning to work. This can cause financial struggles, and the Social…

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Are Supplemental Security Income Laws Holding Americans Back?

Millions of Americans depend on Supplemental Security Income (SSI) to make ends meet. But SSI laws and regulations that govern this program have not changed in decades, and…

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Changes to Distribution of Supplemental Security Income in New York

Living on a budget is a reality for most Americans receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI), and recipients in New York may soon need to make some adjustments since…

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What Do Social Security Disability Benefits Cover?

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Social Security Common Conditions: HIV

Estimates from the federal government show nearly 1.1 million people in the United States living with HIV or AIDS, a virus of the autoimmune system that prevents the…

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SSA Changes Policies Regarding Same-Sex Relationships

If a health condition leaves you unable to work, you may be entitled to Supplemental Security Income or Social Security Disability benefits. But it’s important to remember there…

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“I’m In To Hire” Creates Jobs For Those With An Intellectual Disability

Life With An Intellectual Disability Living with an intellectual disability can be a struggle due to an inability to learn or meet established criteria for advancement in a…

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Common Mistakes Made by Social Security Disability Applicants

Millions of Americans depend on Social Security Disability benefits as their main resource for income, yet a large number of claimants leave a portion of their benefits on…

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Can My Supplemental Security Income and Social Security Disability Benefits Be Taxed?

It’s tax season once again and for many Americans, the process of determining what you owe or should get back can be quite complicated. This is especially true…

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How Supplemental Security Income Can Help if Your Loved One Is Disabled

There are millions of Americans who are unable to work because of a disabling condition they suffer from, but not all of those individuals are work-age adults who…

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Childhood Cancer Increases Chance of Receiving SSD Benefits Later in Life

Research from the American Cancer Society shows that 1 in 285 U.S. citizens will be diagnosed with a form of cancer before age 20. While the survival rate for…

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How The SCOTUS Ruling Will Impact Social Security and Supplemental Security Income

Last week, the Supreme Court of the United States reached a historic decision to legalize same-sex marriages. This monumental ruling will impact many different government programs and services.…

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Bill Helps Prevent Criminals from Receiving Supplemental Security Income or Disability Benefits

The law states that anyone who is fleeing to avoid prosecution of a felony is ineligible to receive Social Security Disability benefits or Supplemental Security Income; however, loopholes…

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Resources Available to Those With Childhood Cancer

September has been declared “Childhood Cancer Awareness Month” in an effort to raise awareness about the struggles thousands of American youths face on a daily basis as they…

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Few Low-Income Children With Mental Disorders Get Supplemental Security Income

There's good and bad news when it comes to low-income children with mental disorders in the U.S. getting the benefits they need. The bad news is many of…

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The ABLE Act Is Up for Consideration Again

Many Americans depend on Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) to make ends meet, but these programs can also inhibit certain recipients from becoming…

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Supplemental Security Income: What Is It and How To Get It

June 14, 2013 There are currently more than 57 million American who receive some sort of Social Security Benefit. For many of those individuals though, especially the disabled,…

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3 Factors Used In Determining Supplemental Security Income Benefits

January 22, 2014 Each year, hundreds of thousands of Americans apply to receive Supplemental Security Income due to a lack of other resources. Large portions of these claims…

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Are Social Security Disability Benefits Available For Children?

When we think of Social Security Disability benefits or Supplemental Security Income, we imagine the programs are typically used for older adults who are unable to continue working…

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Supplemental Security Income: What Is It and How To Get It

June 14, 2013 There are currently more than 57 million American who receive some sort of Social Security Benefit. For many of those individuals though, especially the disabled,…

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3 Factors Used In Determining Supplemental Security Income Benefits

January 22, 2014 Each year, hundreds of thousands of Americans apply to receive Supplemental Security Income due to a lack of other resources. Large portions of these claims…

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Supplemental Security Income: What Is It and How To Get It

June 14, 2013 There are currently more than 57 million American who receive some sort of Social Security Benefit. For many of those individuals though, especially the disabled,…

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3 Factors Used In Determining Supplemental Security Income Benefits

January 22, 2014 Each year, hundreds of thousands of Americans apply to receive Supplemental Security Income due to a lack of other resources. Large portions of these claims…

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New Bill Aims to Update Supplemental Security Income Program

The Supplemental Security Income program was designed to help United States citizens who are struggling financially get back on their feet. Times have changed though, and many of…

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Are Supplemental Security Income Laws Holding Americans Back?

Millions of Americans depend on Supplemental Security Income (SSI) to make ends meet. But SSI laws and regulations that govern this program have not changed in decades, and…

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The ABLE Act Is Up for Consideration Again

Many Americans depend on Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) to make ends meet, but these programs can also inhibit certain recipients from becoming…

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President Asked To Change Restrictions On Receiving Supplemental Security Income

April 19, 2013 Earlier this week, the National Council on Disability (NCD) called on President Barack Obama to drastically reform certain limits on assets individuals who receive Supplemental…

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Are Supplemental Security Income Laws Holding Americans Back?

Millions of Americans depend on Supplemental Security Income (SSI) to make ends meet. But SSI laws and regulations that govern this program have not changed in decades, and…

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Changes to Distribution of Supplemental Security Income in New York

Living on a budget is a reality for most Americans receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI), and recipients in New York may soon need to make some adjustments since…

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Changes to Distribution of Supplemental Security Income in New York

Living on a budget is a reality for most Americans receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI), and recipients in New York may soon need to make some adjustments since…

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New Bill Aims to Update Supplemental Security Income Program

The Supplemental Security Income program was designed to help United States citizens who are struggling financially get back on their feet. Times have changed though, and many of…

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New Bill Aims to Update Supplemental Security Income Program

The Supplemental Security Income program was designed to help United States citizens who are struggling financially get back on their feet. Times have changed though, and many of…

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President Asked To Change Restrictions On Receiving Supplemental Security Income

April 19, 2013 Earlier this week, the National Council on Disability (NCD) called on President Barack Obama to drastically reform certain limits on assets individuals who receive Supplemental…

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What Do Social Security Disability Benefits Cover?

If you’re suffering from a condition that prevents you from working or is expected to prevent you from working for at least a year, you may be entitled…

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What Social Security Benefits Are Available for Same-Sex Couples?

Most Americans pay into the Social Security program throughout their entire working careers, but what happens to a person’s benefits if they pass away unexpectedly? The attorneys with…

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Claim States Government’s Removal Of Food Waiver Program For Disabled Is Illegal

July 11, 2012 For many disabled residents of Indiana, receiving social security disability benefits are the only way that they survive. But when those benefits are lost, sacrifices…

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Indiana Medicaid Now Allows For Birth Control Coverage

November 16, 2011 Indiana Medicaid is about to undergo some positive changes that could allow hundreds of recipients to receive birth control. News Channel 10 reported Monday that…

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Right To Work Bill Signed Into Law In Indiana By Governor Daniels

February 8, 2012 Changes in the way companies conduct business have come in Indiana after Governor Mitch Daniels signed into law the Right-To-Work Bill. An article released by…

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Claim States Government’s Removal Of Food Waiver Program For Disabled Is Illegal

July 11, 2012 For many disabled residents of Indiana, receiving social security disability benefits are the only way that they survive. But when those benefits are lost, sacrifices…

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Indiana Receives $78 Million To Improve Long-Term Disability Services

Sept. 5, 2012 Individuals living with an Indiana long term disability now have hope for a better future thanks to a grant that will be used to keep…

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Investigation Discovers Wrongful Payments In Social Security Disability Claims

September 26, 2012 An 18-month investigation conducted by a Senate subcommittee found the Social Security Administration (SSA) had wrongly paid out compensation in roughly one-quarter of the 300…

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Changes To Social Security Payments Coming Next Year

November 14, 2012 Each year, a cost of living adjustment (COLA) is made to the amount of benefits offered by Social Security Disability. However, many people are struggling…

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Social Security Common Conditions: Parkinson’s Disease

Data indicates that as many as 1 million Americans suffer from the degenerative neurological condition known as Parkinson’s Disease. Yet many citizens do not know the symptoms of the…

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When SSD and Long Term Disability Can Benefit You Financially

An accident or illness that leaves you unable to work can happen at any time. Yet, many people are unprepared for such an event and have not created…

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Changes to Social Security Disability Benefits Withdrawal Policy

Federal lawmakers have the ability to change the regulations that govern the policies and procedures of the Social Security Disability benefits program and one such reform that was…

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Nearly 2 million people waiting on Social Security Disability claim

Are you one of the nearly 2 million Americans waiting to find out if you will qualify for Social Security Disability benefits? The commissioner of Social Security, Michale…

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Indiana Social Security Disability process improved

September 24, 2009 The Herald Bulletin reports that the Indiana Social Security Disability process is improved due to new technologies. The Social Security Administration became the first federal…

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Indiana Social Security Disability benefits

November 12, 2009 According to the Social Security Administration, Disability benefits are paid through two programs. The Social Security Disability insurance program pays benefits to those people who…

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Social Security Disability backlog

January 14, 2010 The Washington Times reports a major backlog within the federal Social Security Disability system. With the highest rate of unemployment in 25 years, applicants are…

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Disability insurance benefits getting harder to come by

January 28, 2010 The Wall Street Journal reports that Disability benefits from the workplace and the government are being reduced, which is putting more pressure on consumers to…

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What if your SSDI claim is denied?

February 4, 2010 According to the Social Security Administration's Web site, there is a process you can follow if your application for Social Security Disability Insurance has been…

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Social Security to fast track Disability payments

February 18, 2010 The Wall Street Journal reports that the Social Security Administration is planning an expansion of the fast track system, which will allow some people to…

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The Social Security Disability Insurance process

February 25, 2010 The Social Security Disability Insurance program is not a needs-based program. Allocations for Social Security Disability are based on how much you have paid into…

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Social Security requests feedback about Disability requirements

March 18, 2010 An insurance Web site CCH.com reveals that the Social Security Administration is requesting comments from citizens regarding their Social Security Disability Insurance program. They are…

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Children can be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits

Do you have a child with a disability that severely limits their activities? You may not know this, but your child may be eligible for social Security Disability benefits.…

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Get the Social Security Disability benefits you deserve

If you have a disability, you may able to get benefits through the Social Security Disability Insurance system. The law states benefits are based on your inability to work.…

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Social Security Disability Program needs a fix, and needs it now

The U.S. News & World Report says the federal Social Security Disability program is in desperate need of some repairs, and those need to happen sooner rather than…

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Claim States Government’s Removal Of Food Waiver Program For Disabled Is Illegal

July 11, 2012 For many disabled residents of Indiana, receiving social security disability benefits are the only way that they survive. But when those benefits are lost, sacrifices…

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Changes To Social Security Payments Coming Next Year

November 14, 2012 Each year, a cost of living adjustment (COLA) is made to the amount of benefits offered by Social Security Disability. However, many people are struggling…

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Cost of living expenses not based on Social Security beneficiaries

November 18, 2010 If you’re the beneficiary of Social Security benefits, you’re probably not happy that there won’t be an increase in Social Security benefits, according to a…

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Working While Getting SSD Benefits Made Easy

One of the qualifications for receiving Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits is that your condition must last longer than a year. Just because you’ve been sick or injured…

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Treasury Department will phase out Social Security paper checks

May 5, 2011 The Chicago Sun-Times reports that the Treasury Department will start phasing out paper checks. The Treasury has started to send notices to individuals that receive checks…

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Can Veterans Collect Social Security Disability Benefits?

Those who have served in the military have sacrificed for our nations freedom, so it comes as no surprise that the federal government provides these individuals with several…

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Social Security Administration Unveils New Improvement Plan: Vision 2025

Social Security Disability benefits are available to workers in the United States who are unable to return to their job due to a mental or physical condition. The…

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Court Ruling Could Affect Some Social Security Disability Benefits Claims

There are many factors that can affect the amount you receive in Social Security Disability benefits, but one that is currently receiving national attention is the Windfall Elimination…

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Working While Getting SSD Benefits Made Easy

One of the qualifications for receiving Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits is that your condition must last longer than a year. Just because you’ve been sick or injured…

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The financial burden that often comes with a serious injury can be too much for many people to bear. Unexpected medical debt, damaged personal property, and the sudden loss of income can impact the budgets of most families. The good news is that a successful injury claim could help reduce that financial strain after a serious accident. Get in touch with a Terre Haute personal injury lawyer with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin to learn more.