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Tuesday, December 12, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Social Security Disability Has Changed In Terms of Funding and Services »
    Using the state of California as an example, this article talks about how SSDI has changed throug...
Monday, December 11, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
How to Successfully Apply for Social Security Disability »
    CNBC details tips on the best way to apply for Social Security Disability benefits and pitfalls t...
Saturday, December 9, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
PARTS OF SOCIAL SECURITY AND HOW THEY BENEFIT YOU »
When the average person thinks of “Social Security,” they think of the monthly check they will receive once they reach ret...
Wednesday, December 6, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
You Can Work While Receiving Social Security Disability »
    The Social Security Administration operates several incentive programs to actually encourage reci...
Monday, December 4, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Four Personal Stories Show the Effects the SSDI Backlog has on People’s Finances and Futures »
    Rebecca has Crohn’s disease and a severe injury to her spine and has been declared unable to work b...
Friday, December 1, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
What to Avoid When Applying for Social Security Disability »
  Many SSDI claimants make mistakes that can actually increase their chances of being denied or increase their w...
Thursday, November 30, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
DISABILITY CLAIMS THAT AVOID THE SSA BACKLOG »
With the backlog of Social Security Disability Insurance claims reaching a wait time averaging two years and effecting 1 m...
Monday, November 27, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
CERTAIN SSDI CLAIMS QUALIFY FOR QUICK PROCESSING »
    While the backlog causes long waits for most SSDI claims, certain conditions qualify for a shorter pro...
Friday, November 24, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
What Happens when SSDI Recipients Reach Retirement Age? »
  Many people are concerned with what happens to their Social Security Disability benefits when they reach retire...
Wednesday, November 22, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
COLA MEANS INCREASE IN BENEFITS FOR SSDI RECIPIENTS »
The Department of Labor Consumer Price Index has risen, meaning the prices of goods and services have increased.  As...
Monday, November 20, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
In a September Hearing, Congress’s Ways and Means Committee Urges SSA to Address Backlog ​ »
  Chairman Sam Johnson from Texas said too many Americans are waiting years to get an answer on a Social Security...
Friday, November 17, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Social Security Disability is Failing Much of the Population Who have Paid into It »
The Social Security Administration’s work force has remained all but flat for more than 20 years in the face of a rising p...
Wednesday, November 15, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Disability Representatives Talk About How the Backlog is Affecting their Clients »
People who serve as attorneys or official representatives for people filing for disability are more frustrated with t...
Monday, November 13, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Advocates Say Social Security Expansion is Possible »
  Options for preventing insolvency of Social Security Trust Fund are discussed. Possible so...
Friday, November 10, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY ELIGIBILITY AND MEDICARE »
When a worker becomes too disabled to hold a job that supports his family, he also often loses any employee-provided healt...
Wednesday, November 8, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Backlogs Are Evidence of Inadequate Funding for SSA »
The backlogs are the results of a crushing workload for the SSA staff.  While current plans include goals to improve...
Monday, November 6, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Incredibly Long Wait for Disability Hearings Leaves People in Limbo »
Michael Astrue, former commissioner of the Social Security Administration from 2007 to 2013, speaks with Lizzie O'Leary to...
Wednesday, November 1, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Social Security Administration Needs Funding to Diminish Backlog »
Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden, D-Ore, and Senator Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, are pleading with the Senate...
Monday, October 30, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Can You Actually Work While Collecting SSDI? »
  The government provides incentives for those who collect SSDI and wish to return to work – by learning ne...
Saturday, October 28, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Is Social Security Going Away? »
  Since 1935, Social Security has been a factor in an American’s plan for retirement. Since 1954, people have als...
Wednesday, October 25, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
You’ve Earned your SSDI Through your Tax Dollars »
  How is Social Security Disability paid for?  This blog post talks about how the SSDI, SSA, and SSI...
Friday, October 20, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Wait Time for a Hearing with Social Security is at an All-time High »
  583 days.  That’s how long the average wait time is to receive a hearing about Social Security disability...
Friday, October 20, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Budget Cuts and Hiring Freezes Force SSA Backlog to Reach an All-time High »
  Read one woman’s story of struggling through the system to receive benefits after a troubled pregnancy and a ba...
Wednesday, October 18, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Underfunded Social Security Administration Struggles to Keep Up with the Increased Demand »
  Adjusting for inflation, the SSA budget has declined 12% since 2010 while applicants have increased 10%.  ...
Friday, October 13, 2017   (1 Comment - view/add)
Thousands Die Waiting for Their Disability Hearings »
  More than 1,000,000 people are on the waiting list for a hearing with Social Security Disability.  ...
Wednesday, October 11, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
What Happens If You Suddenly Become Disabled »
  When a person becomes disabled and needs to replace their income by accessing the Social Security Disability ben...
Monday, October 9, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Social Security Backlog Sentences One Family to Being Homeless »
  Eric had worked all his life but when a career-ending injury led him to file for SSDI, the hard part had just b...
Wednesday, October 4, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Get a Lawyer! (or a Non-Attorney Representative) »
  Applying for Social Security Disability benefits can be a long and arduous process.  There are numerous ad...
Monday, October 2, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
SSDI Breaks a Record - One that Creates Hardships for Millions of Americans »
The wait time to receive a disability hearing in front of a judge has increased 68% in the last five years and has created...
Monday, October 2, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
SSA Backlog and Changing Rules Create Hardships for People with Disabilities »
  Read one woman’s story about her complex medical condition and her six-year struggle through the system....
Friday, September 29, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Most disability claims are denied by default »
  Did you know that the majority of initial claims submitted to the Social Security Disability Insurance offi...
Friday, September 22, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Social Security Disability Insurance: Entitlement or Benefit? »
              When The Social Security Act of 1935 established the Social...
Monday, September 18, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Federal Disability Insurance Trust Fund is Social Security »
You should call your congressman/woman and remind them that Social Security Benefits are important to all Americans who ha...
Monday, September 18, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Video: Ways & Means Committee discussion on SSD »
SSA needs new guidelines on how to manage disability claims.  Watch the full video: https://waysandmeans.house.go...
Monday, September 18, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Disability backlog keeps growing despite Ways & Means Focus »
Disability backlog keeps growing despite Ways & Means committee meeting:  http://globenewswire. com/news-release...

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