Archive | September, 2009

Recession Causing Increased Application Numbers

According to Social Security Commissioner Michael Astrue and other experts on disability claims, the faltering economy is causing an increase in applications of between 15 percent and 25 percent. SSA originally anticipated receiving 2.6 million to 2.65 million applications for disability benefits in fiscal 2009, but upped its prediction to 3 million and another 3 […]

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SSA Encourges Debit Cards for Benefits

The Chicago Tribune reports that for millions of Americans, getting a check in the mail from Social Security each month is a ritual. But in the last year, theTreasury has been campaigning to get Social Security and Supplemental Security Income recipients to switch to a prepaid debit card. The program, called Direct Express, is aimed […]

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