Category Archives: Social Security Disability or Retirement

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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Obtaining Proof of Disability: Understanding and Overcoming All the Challenges

According to the Social Security Administration’s Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance, the average for denied claims is statistically around 53 percent. They also indicate that statistics from 2000 to 2009 show an average of 45 percent … Continue reading

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Three Surprising Things You May Not Know About Social Security

Economics Professor Emeritus Shares Tips for Understanding the Program Despite the fact that almost every working adult (and teenager) pays into Social Security, and that millions of us count on it for at least part – if not all – … Continue reading

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Social Security Administration Says It Will Improve Customer Service

I’m sure the Social Security Administration had the best of intentions when they issued this recent news release. But it sounds a little foolish to say they are improving customer service at the same time they are closing some offices and … Continue reading

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Social Security Closes Offices as Baby Boomers Age

Unfortunately, we see signs of this every day. The Social Security Administration is closing offices and reducing personnel at the same time as the population eligible for benefits is at an all-time high. It is very frustrating for our clients and … Continue reading

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Why You May Have Been Denied Disability Benefits And What To Do Now

Although there are many difficult situations that individuals will have to deal with during the course of life, being denied disability can be particularly difficult. Yet by learning more about this process and what can be done about it, people … Continue reading

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What A Social Security Disability Attorney Can Do For You

Most claimants awarded Social Security disability had a Social Security attorney working with them, helping them develop a sound claim. Sixty percent of claimants get rejected the first time they apply for Social Security. There are several things a Social … Continue reading

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Seniors — No One is Going to Mail You a New Social Security Card

There’s a new scam going around regarding Social Security cards. You get an e-mail saying the government is going to send you a new card, but first they need to verify your Social Security number and some other facts. This … Continue reading

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Six Things You Need to Know About the Social Security Act

This guest post is from Emma Sturgis, a freelance writer living in Boston. She writes on a variety of topics, including politics and law. When not at her computer, she enjoys film noir and rock climbing. If you, or one of … Continue reading

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