Archive | December, 2010

Rising Unemployment Creates More Disability Applications

From today’s New York Times: …Unfortunately, at this point more than six million people have been unemployed for six months or longer. More than one million have already given up looking for work because they believe no job is available. And a drastic rise in applications for disability insurance suggests we may be headed for […]

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Fast-Track and Compassionate Allowance Strategies

This October the Social Security Administration (SSA) announced some positive changes to the fast-track process for disability benefits. The fast-track, or Quick Disability Determination process, is used by the most severely disabled applicants. It requires less checking on the part of the SSA because of the obviousness of disabilities. The change focuses on identifying cases […]

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