Category Archives: Social Security Disability or Retirement

What Can You Do If You Have Been Denied Social Security Disability Benefits?

Dealing with a disability can be very challenging. Not only are there the health issues, but going from a productive laborer to unemployed is emotionally taxing. In this situation, many people apply for Social Security Disability benefits. If the initial … Continue reading

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2015 Cost-of-Living Adjustments (COLA) for Social Security and Veterans

Americans who receive Social Security benefits will see a modest increase in their checks next year to cover higher consumer prices. The annual cost-of-living adjustment will amount to 1.7% for 2015, the Social Security Administration said. The adjustment will affect nearly 64 million Americans who … Continue reading

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What You Need To Know About Disability Benefits

Anyone who has recently been injured and can no longer work may hope that they will receive disability benefits, but the process of receiving this financial assistance can be lengthy. Here is a look at how this process is carried … Continue reading

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Four Things You Shouldn’t Say When Filling Out Your Social Security Disability Claim

Applying for Social Security Disability benefits is a long and arduous legal affair. The judicial journey is rife with bureaucratic barriers that prevent easy access to the vital funds. Unfortunately, this generates an environment where people that desperately need financial … Continue reading

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No Way to Run a Disability Program

Tom Margenau The long-time Social Security Administration employee Tom Margenau has written another thought-provoking article about the Social Security disability system. I encourage you to read the entire article, but these two paragraphs will give you a taste of his … Continue reading

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The Five Biggest Myths About Social Security Debunked

Social Security was created to help working members of society have income during retirement. Created in 1939, today Social Security sends out approximately $59 billion in checks every month, equating to $700 billion per year. While few would debate the … Continue reading

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Social Security Increases to Remain at Record Lows for 2015

Same old bad news for Social Security retirement or disability recipients — another very low cost of living adjustment for 2015. This is just an estimate though. Excerpts from an article in The Tullahoma News: The annual Social Security cost-of-living adjustment … Continue reading

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Proposed Legislative “Pay-Fors” Will Limit Claimants Access to Social Security Disability and SSI Benefits

From the latest news release of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives: House Republicans are proposing a number of potential “pay-fors” for the “Achieving a Better Life Experience Act” (ABLE Act), H.R. 647 and S. 313, which is … Continue reading

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Social Security Disability Cuts: How Future Generations Will Be Affected

Social Security policies have been in constant flux almost since their creation. The first SS laws were passed under Roosevelt’s New Deal and the first changes were made only four years later. Cuts, tweaks, and rearrangements to the process of … Continue reading

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Social Security Defines Policy for Same-Sex Married Couples

News release from the Social Security Administration: Agency Extends Benefits Broadly, Subject to Legal Constraints Social Security has published new instructions that allow the agency to process more claims in which entitlement or eligibility is affected by a same-sex relationship. These … Continue reading

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