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Social Security Disability Stories for 12.17.12

Good Monday morning to you all! Christmas is fast approaching. Take a breath, enjoy your morning coffee and check out what’s happening in the world of Social Security disability.  Social Security and You: Disability benefits and working – San … Reopening … Continue reading

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Social Security Disability Stories for 12.14.12

Here are the top Social Security disability stories and posts for December 14, 2012: Social Security Announces New Compassionate Allowances Conditions Fast Track Disability Process Will Now Include 200 Conditions An Anecdote About Social Security Disability Insurance – Ricochet.com Elder Law … Continue reading

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Today’s Top Social Security Disability Stories

Today’s top stories: How Workers’ Compensation Benefits Offset Social Security Disability Payments Winning Social Security Disability for an “Invisible” Medical Condition Op-ed: Social Security Disability Insurance should not be cut to balance federal budget Court: Spotty Medical Treatment Does Not … Continue reading

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Social Security approval denial percentages

What percent of disability cases does Social Security approve?

One of the most common questions we are asked is what is the percentage of approvals and denials and the Social Security disability benefits claim? Social Security keeps very detailed (if somewhat obtuse) statistics which provide the answers. Approval at … Continue reading

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2012 SSI benefit increases

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits are going up in 2012. After three years of no cost of living (COLA) benefit increases, benefits are finally getting nudged upwards from a maximum of $674 per month for individuals (and $1011 per month for couples) … Continue reading

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Social Security increase coming in 2012!

Good news. Individuals on Social Security will be getting a cost of living increase in 2012. And it won’t be a meager .7 % as initially thought: Social Security recipients will get a raise in January — their first increase … Continue reading

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Social Security told to slow down decisions?

Do you think Social Security is working too fast processing Social Security disability claims. Someone apparently thinks so. Writing in the Wall Street Journal, Damian Paletta reports: Social Security judges and employees in Florida, Alabama, Colorado, Georgia, Tennessee, Ohio and … Continue reading

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Social Security Hearing Judge Approval Rates

New numbers have been released by Social Security providing the number of cases approved and denied by Administrative Law Judges (ALJs) for each hearing office (Office of Disability Adjudication and Review – ODAR). The rates cover September 25, 2010 through … Continue reading

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Social Security to go “broke” in 2017

AP reports Social Security may run out of funds to fullyfund Social Security disability benefits as early as 2017: New congressional estimates say the trust fund that supports Social Security disability will run out of money by 2017, leaving the … Continue reading

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Social Security offices cutting hours

Social Security offices are cutting the number of hours they are open to the public by 30 minutes each day. This is part of a nationwide program reduction caused by budget cuts (including cuts to 1,600 jobs at Social Security … Continue reading

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Deaf, Hard of Hearing, & Blind Resource Expo

This Friday, June 3, 2011, the Department of Vocational Rehabilitation and Independence Center, in partnership with the Access 2 Sign Language and Sign Language Network present the Deaf / Hard of Hearing / Deaf Blind Resource Expo. The expo will … Continue reading

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Social Security benefits increase coming in 2012?

  After a two years freeze in Social Security benefits, a thaw may finally be coming. The Baltimore Sun reports: The Social Security trustees’ annual report released this month estimates that the cost-of-living adjustment in next year’s checks will be … Continue reading

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How will the 2011 government shutdown affect Social Security

Update 04/09/11: never mind – budget compromise reached. What will happen to Social Security if/when the government shuts down on midnight April 8, 2011? Fortunately, for those already on Social Security, the checks (including direct deposit) will keep coming. However, … Continue reading

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No increase in Social Security SSI disability benefits in 2011

Social Security announced today that there will be no increase in Social Security Supplemental Security Income (SSI) disability benefits for 2011. The Federal Benefit Rate (FBR) – the maximum monthly rate for SSI benefits – will stay at $674 for … Continue reading

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Social Security Disability News: Fast-Track Getting Faster

Social Security has issued a press release that the Commissioner of the Social Security Administration has published final rules to reduce how long it takes to get an initial decision on the most severe disability cases. The new rules allow … Continue reading

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