Archive | January, 2010

Massive Revisions Proposed to Diabetes Disabilty Regulations

Social Security (SSA) is in the long process of collecting comments on proposed changes to the Listing of Impairments for Endocrine Disorders. These changes would abolish diabetes as a separate “listing,” which would mean that proving cases of disability based on disabetes would be more difficult. There is a comment period on the proposed rules […]

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Social Security Posts Statisitcal Data Files

Michael J. Astrue, Commissioner of Social Security, today announced that the agency is making new data about beneficiaries and the agency’s disability and hearing processes available to the public. Here are a few examples of the valuable Social Security datasets available today: * Researchers can find out about the work-related experiences of our beneficiaries receiving […]

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Rely on Social Security Disability, or Do You need Private Disability Insurance

Today’s Wall Street Journal explores the sufficiency and relability of the federal disability program. “The WSJ says that “disability-insurance benefits from the workplace and the government are getting harder to come by—and that’s putting more pressure on consumers to purchase their own coverage in case a medical condition keeps them from working. “But disability insurance […]

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The Disabled Are Most at Risk in Recession

From the (California) Capitol News: The worst recession in decades is a scary period for many American families. But it is a time of particular peril for those living with work-limiting disabilities, especially in states such as California, where involuntary furloughs and layoffs of state employees who process Social Security disability claims further bog down […]

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