Category Archives: Social Security Disability or Retirement

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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Know Your Rights: What You Can Do After Suffering a Work Disability

Suffering a work disability can be devastating and frustrating, especially when you have no idea what options are available. Work-related injuries come in many forms, and some may leave a victim unable to perform certain activities or earn an income. … Continue reading

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Social Security — Planning Now Cuts Back on Future Uncertainty

From the Social Security Administration blog: An old saying tells us that death and taxes are the only guarantees in life. While we know it’s inevitable, death is not something we like to think about. The loss of a loved … Continue reading

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How The Social Security Administration Reviews Your Disability Benefits

The Social Security Administration has written an informative article about the continuing review of disability benefits. You can read the entire article here, but these are the opening paragraphs: When you receive disability benefits, Social Security will periodically conduct a … Continue reading

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Six Things Seniors Can Do to Live a Happier Retirement

After seeing the good times and the bad, you’ve decided you like the former. But how can you create your happiest retirement? The following suggestions can help you enjoy your retirement years to the fullest: See Friends Whether your tribe … Continue reading

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