Archive | May, 2011

Flaws in Children’s Disability Program Acknowledged

The commissioner of the Social Security Administration for the first time publicly acknowledged yesterday that there are major flaws with the $10 billion children’s disability program his agency oversees and said he was aggressively seeking congressional approval to conduct an independent scientific study of the program’s weaknesses. In an extensive interview at the Globe, Michael […]

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May is Disability Insurance Awareness Month

This is the basis for a formal effort to educate and inform the public about the need to protect their ability to earn an income from loss due to disability from illness or accidental injury. The message is that each of us needs to have some form of insurance to provide a monthly replacement of […]

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Disability Judge Draws Investigation

From the Wall Street Journal: Investigators from the Social Security Administration’s inspector general’s office descended on Huntington, W.Va., on Thursday, the same day a Wall Street Journal front-page article detailed the high award rate of administrative law judge David B. Daugherty..at least two congressional probes are being launched or expanded as a result of the […]

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How Long do Disability Benefits Go On?

Your disability benefits will continue as long as your medical condition has not improved and you remain unable to work. Your case will be reviewed at regular intervals to make sure you still are disabled. If you still are receiving disability benefits when you reach full retirement age, SOcial Security will automatically convert them to […]

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