social security disability

Despite its positive mission, SSA has been engaging in a destructive practice that represents government not working for us, but against us. SSA has been sending, to hundreds of thousands of Social Security beneficiaries and SSI recipients, bills for what it concludes are overpayments.
Applying for SSDI is a more difficult decision than anyone can imagine. It means looking at your once healthy self in the mirror and saying, "I am a disabled person." Can you do that? Can you even conceive of it? Neither could my sister-in-law just two short years ago.
I wish there was a quick and easy answer to your question, but unfortunately there's nothing quick and easy about Social Security disability benefits (SSDI). There are a lot of rules and regulations regarding these benefits, and it's tough to qualify for them.
Social Security needs reform. But, that reform should take place in the form of expansion not cuts. Like millions of other Americans, Social Security is a lifeline for my family, but without an expansion, it is an increasingly fraying one.
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Reaganomics, the plot to appease the rich and condemn the rest, got its comeuppance last week in President Obama's State of the Union speech. The president asked: "Will we accept an economy where only a few of us do spectacularly well?"
Democrats and Social Security advocates are accusing House Republicans of launching a sneak attack on disability insurance on the very first day of the new Congress.
Congress could prevent the shortfall by raising taxes, cutting benefits, or both -- though cuts are a favored GOP option
The process of getting Social Security disability benefits can be tricky and time-consuming, but you can help yourself by doing your homework and getting prepared.
I wish there were a quick and easy answer to your question, but unfortunately there's nothing quick and easy about Social Security disability insurance (SSDI). There are a lot of rules and regulations, and it's tough to qualify.
We damn well know the pointlessness of self-pity. But through these recent ordeals we have grown jaundiced about our government and both political parties. Our Congress, with little exception, is solely representative of corporate interests, not people like us.
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Here are 8 things you need to know about the 2013 Trustees Report and what it means for people with disabilities.
According to data from the Congressional Budget Office, more than 60 percent of initial disability claims are denied. Although
The department's proposed reforms would streamline the application process and improve its communication with borrowers, eliminating
"When jobs are plentiful, some people who could qualify for the DI program may choose instead to work," the CBO study said
So does the rise in disability rolls solve some of the labor-force mystery? Not exactly. That's a big difference. That's
Medicaid is vital -- it provides hundreds of millions of children who are poor or have disabilities with comprehensive health coverage enabling them to become productive, taxpaying members of society.
Nota bene: 2012 is a critical year on the Baby Boomers' timeline. In 2012, the oldest boomers will turn 66, the magic age at which they can claim the whole enchilada of the Social Security benefits they have earned and, as an added topping, the penalty for working and collecting benefits goes away. Big news, right? Maybe, maybe not.