Archive | February, 2010

Commissioner Wants to End Furloughs for Disability Claims Processors

Today, a press release from Social Security: ┬áMichael J. Astrue, Commissioner of Social Security, today called for the California State Assembly to quickly pass Senate Bill 29. This bill, which already has passed the State Senate, would end the practice of furloughing Federally-funded state employees, a practice recently held to be illegal by a California […]

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Sometimes: Be Your Own Advocate

The new list of compassionate allowances for Social Security benefits includes Alzheimer’s disease, rather unexpectedly. Although the national associations had been lobbying for this for years, what finally tipped the scale was a patient who went to a SSA panel meeting on the compassionate allowances, and spoke from the heart about his 14 month struggle […]

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