Category Archives: Social Security Disability or Retirement

Do You Really Want a Shrunken Social Security Administration?

Tom Margenau writes an excellent column for Creators Syndicate. One of his recent columns talked about funding cuts to the Social Security Administration. It’s a bit chilling. Here are excerpts: I sure am glad President Trump isn’t considering me to be … Continue reading

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Retirement Finances: 3 Tips For Navigating Social Security Legalities

One area of retirement planning that is frequently overlooked is Social Security. While these benefits were never intended to comprise the bulk of a retiree’s income, they can be maximized to provide you with additional comfort and security in your … Continue reading

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Been Denied Social Security Disability? 3 Legal Steps You Should Take

You have made it through the Social Security Disability application process and waiting period and have been denied assistance. The denial letter that comes in the mail can be absolutely defeating and frustrating. You might feel like the government simply … Continue reading

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5 Tips on Filing Social Security Disability

Filing for social security disability benefits can be a daunting task. Many applicants do not receive benefits during the initial stages of application. In some cases, it takes a long time before a claimant is awarded the benefits they deserve. … Continue reading

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Social Security Beneficiaries May Get Biggest Raise in 6 Years

From USA Today: Social Security beneficiaries are projected to receive a 2.2% cost-of-living increase next year, the most since 2011, the trustees who oversee the program said Thursday. That would be about $30 a month for the average retired worker. … Continue reading

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The Post-Truth Era and Social Security

The newspaper columnist and former Social Security Administration employee Tom Margenau always has interesting information in his articles. Here are excerpts from a recent one. Read the rest here. They say we are living in the “post-truth” era — a time … Continue reading

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What to Know Before Claiming Social Security Disability

 If you have paid into Social Security through your previous work activities and have been injured through any type of event, you may qualify for disability benefits through the Social Security Administration. These benefits are designed to help those who … Continue reading

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Social Security Disability Claimants Die While Awaiting Hearings

As the Social Security Administration’s hearing-level processing time hits a new all-time high every month, some claimants are unable to survive until their hearing dates. NOSSCR requested information from SSA about the number of claimants who die while their hearing … Continue reading

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What Happens When Social Security Accidentally Declares You Dead?

Sure, you know you’re not dead, but just try convincing a government agency that you’re still alive. The Denver Post reported on what can happen if you’re mistakenly placed on the  Death Master File. Here is the official description of … Continue reading

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$4 a Month? Social Security Recipients to Get Tiny Increase

The Associated Press reports that seniors will receive only a small increase in benefits in 2017, mostly offset by an increase in Medicare premiums. Here are the opening paragraphs from the article: Millions of Social Security recipients and federal retirees … Continue reading

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