Archive | June, 2007

Man Awarded Past Disability Benefits Back to 1982

Montville — A local man was recently awarded more than 25 years worth of disability benefits, retroactive to the Reagan era. Uncasville resident Robert Kram, 64, could receive about $150,000 in benefits dating back to December 1982, according to his lawyer, Thomas Albin. “So many years have gone by,” Albin said. “He’s been denied benefits […]

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Social Security To Expedite Disability Claims for Recent Veterans

From the Journal & Courier, West Lafayette, Indiana: Social Security announced on May 25 that it will expedite payment of survivors and disability applications for our military service members and their qualified family members. The Commissioner of the Social Security Administration (SSA), Michael J. Astrue, announced that Social Security wants active duty personnel and their […]

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How Social Security Evaluates Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

From the North-East Ohio News Herald comes this careful explanation of the way Social Security determines disability based on chronic fatigue syndrome. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that chronic fatigue syndrome causes $9.1 billion in lost productivity every year, not including medical costs and disability benefits…In April 1999, the Social Security […]

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