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Don't Claim Social Security Benefits If You Can't Answer These 3 Questions
Social Security benefits form an important part of most people's retirement plans, so you want to get the most out of the program as [...]
Why Taking Social Security Early Costs Too Much
Starting Social Security early typically means getting a smaller benefit for the rest of your life. The penalty is steep: Someone who applies this [...]
Applying For Social Security Disability Can Be Difficult
Understanding the topic of social security disability can be challenging. Many who apply for benefits are lost in a sea of questions like, “How [...]
Disability Benefits Are Vital For Those Facing Medical Issues
No one ever anticipates a health problem so serious that they must stop working, especially when a leave of absence becomes one or two years out of [...]
Covid-19 Deaths Will Lessen Financial Hit To Social Security From Recession
The financial health of Social Security will be helped by deaths from Covid-19, Social Security Administration Chief Actuary Stephen Goss told [...]
Applying for Disability Benefits During a Global Pandemic
It can take months or even years to get approved for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits in the best of times. Needless to say, now [...]
One Big Reason Social Security Alone Isn't Enough Without Retirement Savings
Over one-third of current workers today believe Social Security will be a major source of income during retirement. [...]
Social Security Continues to Drag Its Feet on Paid Sick Leave, Telework Advancements
Labor leaders say agency officials have proposed setting preconditions on employees’ use of recently enacted partial paid sick leave, [...]
Three Big Differences Between SSI and SSDI
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) are both federal programs that provide cash payments to people who [...]
Scammers Using COVID-19 Closures to Target Social Security Recipients
Police say scammers are sending fraudulent letters threatening the suspension of Social Security Benefits because of the coronavirus crisis and [...]
President Trump Orders Delay in Oct. 1 Deadline for REAL ID License
The Oct. 1 deadline for travelers to obtain REAL ID-compliant driver’s licenses in order to board domestic and international flights [...]
Don’t Worry, You’ll Still get Your Social Security, Even with the Coronavirus Crisis
The Social Security Administration’s commissioner wants you to know you’ll still get paid, but the agency is changing a few other [...]
3 Ways the Coronavirus Will Affect Social Security
In just a matter of weeks, the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has changed the world. Although initial instances of this illness [...]
Proposed Changes To Social Security Disability Insurance Could Undermine Your Retirement Security, Even If You’re Not Currently Disabled
In November 2019, the Social Security Administration released proposed changes to two programs, Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) [...]
The Overlooked Social Security Benefit Hardly Anyone Knows About
Social Security has evolved dramatically over its 85-year history. Initially seen as a safety net, Social Security now serves a vital purpose in [...]
Trump's Plan to Strengthen Social Security Involves Cutting Disability Benefits
Social Security, America's top social program, is in some pretty big trouble. Every year, the Social Security Board of Trustees releases a [...]
3 Social Security Moves to Make for 2020
Social Security's importance to the pocketbook of the average American retiree can't be overstated. More than 60% of all retired workers [...]
Social Security: The Basics of When to Claim Your Benefit
Retirees generate their income from any number of sources, which can vary from individual to individual, such as a pension, a 401(k), an IRA or, [...]
Our Misconceptions About Mental Illness are Putting People Out of Work
Even though mental illness affects one in five adults — and depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide — [...]
How Does Workers' Compensation Affect Social Security Disability?
Workers' compensation and social security disability can have different effects depending on your situation. If you have a workers' [...]
Trump Administration Proposes Social Security Rule Changes That Could Cut Off Thousands of Disabled Recipients
The Trump administration is proposing changes to Social Security that could terminate disability payments to hundreds of thousands of Americans, [...]
How Much Can I Earn Without Losing My Social Security?
Social Security is a very important source of income for those who are retired or disabled. If you're receiving benefits, the last thing you [...]
6 Frequently Asked Social Security Disability Benefit Questions
IF AN INJURY OR MEDICAL condition makes you unable to work, you may be eligible for Social Security disability payments. The Social Security [...]
Senators Join Effort To Increase SSI Asset Limits
A push to allow people with disabilities receiving Supplemental Security Income to keep more assets and remove a penalty affecting those who marry is [...]
Can Senior Citizens get Social Security Disability Insurance?
Maybe it’s the sign of the times, but I’ve been getting a lot of emails recently from senior citizens asking if they can get Social [...]
Cutting Social Security to Offset Paid Parental Leave Would Weaken Retirement Security
Two recently introduced bills allowing workers to trade part of their future Social Security retirement benefits for parental leave benefits after [...]
5 Little-Known Medicare Benefits Every Retiree Should Take Advantage Of
Medicare helps cover in-hospital stays, doctor visits, and prescription drugs for adults 65 and older. But some of its most lucrative benefits are [...]
Social Security Disability Reform is Needed now to Ensure the Program Remains in Existence
Before lawmakers leave for another recess, we are once again dealing with a September full of last-minute funding attempts and series of bills that [...]
Ways to Increase Social Security Disability Checks
APPROXIMATELY 1 IN 4, or 61 million, adults in the United States report a disability, according to data from the U.S. Department of Health and [...]
Disability Payments Can’t Keep Up With The Rent
The calls for housing started three, maybe four, years ago, arriving only sporadically to start. Before then, said Robin Tatsuda with the Arc [...]
Am I a Disabled Federal Employee or Not?
As a Federal Employee Attorney practicing over the past 24 years, one of the most popular questions I am asked by my clients is whether or not they [...]
Understanding Social Security
Social Security touches the lives of nearly every American, whether at the birth of a child, the loss of a loved one, the onset of a disability, or [...]
Police Warn of Social Security Phone Call Scam
If someone calls you about your Social Security card or number, hang up. .embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; [...]
Should You Claim Social Security at 63?
Millions of seniors today depend on Social Security to pay their expenses in retirement, which is why it's so important to file for benefits at [...]
A Guide to Social Security Disability
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Assessment of Work-Related Functional Abilities Is Important In Disability Determination
Assessments of a person’s ability to function at work provide important information for disability determinations, and many validated tests are [...]
US Social Security ‘Can’t Cope with Ageing Population’
The US political system is “too broken” to address the “demographic bomb” it faces - with older people expected to outnumber [...]
Are You Going to Lose Medicare After Settlement?
At the beginning of settlement talks in personal injury cases, clients frequently ask: “What will happen with my Medicare benefits when the [...]
Here’s How You Can Plan for Retirement—at Any Age
Vincent Martin is 56 and on track to retire right on time at 65. That’s no small feat, considering that he has never used a financial adviser [...]
Bill Would Protect SSI Benefits For Couples Who Marry
U.S. Rep. John Katko, R-N.Y., unveiled a proposal this month he says will eliminate barriers to marriage for people with disabilities. Katko [...]
Social Security May Turn to Social Media to Crack Down on Disability Cheats
The Trump administration is looking to crack down on welfare freeloaders, through a new potential monitoring strategy and a budget blueprint [...]
Social Security Makes Syracusans Wait 2 Years for Disability Benefits They Paid For
Jamie Crouse broke his skull in two places, his collarbone and six ribs, suffered a concussion and lost hearing in one ear in a 2016 motorcycle [...]
Many Die on Disability Wait List
It isn’t easy to be patient when you can’t work and you’re in pain, as Christine Morgan knows all too well. “It’s [...]
3 Ways You Can Lose Your Social Security Benefits
If you're working in America, chances are really strong that you and your boss contribute funds toward the Social Security program. With over [...]
2019 Federal SSI Benefits Head a Little Bit Higher
Social Security is one of the most widely utilized federal programs in the U.S., with more than 60 million people currently receiving benefits, and [...]
Social Security Disability: Everything You Need to Know
Anyone can become temporarily or permanently disabled. In fact, many experts believe that Americans in their 20s today have about a 30% chance of [...]
Social Security Can Help People with SSI Return to Work
Work means different things to different people, but it can give you a sense of self, a community to rely on, and much-needed structure. Some people [...]
Social Security Checks Expected to Grow in 2019 as Inflation Rises
Tens of millions of Social Security recipients and other retirees will get a 2.8 percent boost in benefits next year as inflation edges higher. [...]
Feds May Have Overpaid More Than $380M in SSI Payments
More than 77,000 recipients of Social Security payments for the disabled or elderly may have been overpaid a total of $380 million because their [...]
Social Security Educator Tool Kit
With so many students gone for the summer, teachers may now have time to prepare a different kind of lesson plan. Help students prepare a better [...]
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