Category Archives: Social Security Disability or Retirement

Many Happy Returns To Social Security

As is common with the Social Security Administration, this article didn’t come out until the holidays were long past. Still, it contains good information. By Rosalie Alviar Social Security Regional Public Affairs Specialist in Dallas, TX Everyone enjoys presents, but loved ones … Continue reading

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What To Do If Your Social Security Disability Claim Has Been Denied

Many disability claimants get denials after filing a disability benefits claim. If your claim was denied, don’t lose hope. With the right steps, you may be able to get approved. Determine Why Your Claim Was Rejected A denial notice is … Continue reading

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Social Security Rule Changes Could Affect Your Retirement Strategy

Did you know that Congress recently changed some Social Security retirement rules? The changes generally are not in the best interest of those trying to maximize retirement benefits. Here are the opening paragraphs from an explanatory article in the Kansas … Continue reading

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What You Can Do When Your Disability Is Putting A Financial Strain On Your Family

Having a disability can be very difficult on a personal level. Unfortunately, people with disabilities can also start to cause financial problems for family members in the household. There are things you can do about this. Here are some steps … Continue reading

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4 Common Hurdles to Receiving Social Security Payments

Social security can be broadly characterized as the actions a government takes to promote the welfare (basic needs) of the population. In the United States, Social Security is primarily a tool to provide a safety net for retirees who might … Continue reading

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No 2016 Cost-of-Living Adjustments (COLA) for Social Security and Veterans

In a recent press release, The Senior Citizens League predicted there will be no cost-of-living-adjustment for retirees and veterans in 2016. Here are the opening paragraphs of the announcement: (Washington, DC) – A new analysis of government price data confirms there won’t … Continue reading

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Gay Couples Eligible for Social Security Benefits

The New York Times reports that same-sex married couples “who were living in states that did not recognize their unions and who previously filed claims for Social Security benefits will be able to collect those payments, the government said on Thursday.” The … Continue reading

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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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