Archive | May, 2012

Vets’ Social Security Disability Cases Expedited

Military personnel who become disabled may be eligible for BOTH Social Security and VA benefits. The U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) offers expedited processing of disability claims for military service members who became disabled while on active duty on or after October 1, 2001, regardless of where the disability occurred. The need for an expedited […]

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Barriers to Disability Benefits Increase Homelessness

A report published by MarketWatch after release today by the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty shows that bureaucratic barriers are preventing thousands of homeless Americans from accessing Social Security disability benefits that could help them get off the street. Social Security benefits, including Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), […]

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Women Often Fare Badly in Social Security

Many women work their lifetimes as homemakers, unpaid, and thus with no Social Security tax paid in over the years. This tax is what entitles someone to disability and retirement benefits based on earnings. This article from US News and Word Report discusses these issues and some solutions: “Changing Social Security rules could substantially ease […]

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What are Leading Causes of Disability?

Disability insurance covers more folks than you’d think – and the causes are surprising.This article covers reasons to purchase disability insurance that are equally applicable when considering the importance of Social Security disability coverage. Fact 1: Leading cause of disability often mistaken. The overwhelming majority of respondents (97 percent) failed to correctly identify arthritis as […]

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Why Social Security is Not Going Bankrupt

From The Philadelphia Inquirer: “Listen up, boys and girls, moms and … dads grandmas and grandpas: It’s time for yet another installment of ”Why Social Security is Not Going Bankrupt.” “This restatement of basic facts is necessary because so much of the media once again have misinterpreted last week’s annual report by the Social Security […]

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