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Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Help Preserve the DI Trust Fund! »
  The Board of Trustees of SSA's OASI and DI Trust Funds have issued their 2018 Trustees Report. It proj...
Friday, June 8, 2018
Do You Need CEUs? »
               You may have seen announcements from NADR and wonde...
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
SSA Released Details About 2018 EDPNA Exam! »
SSA has released details about the 2018 EDPNA Exam. For the first time in several years, the exam will be held in Atlanta,...
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
NADR Needs Your Help! »
NADR is committed to community service in the cities where we host conferences. Since we will be in St. Louis in March for...
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
NADR Conference Networking Options! »
  Are you planning on making the trip to St. Louis to attend our 2018 Conference "Grand Slam"? If so, we...
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   (1 Comment - 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....

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