Archive | July, 2012

Ominous Predications on Social Security are Mistaken

From the Philadelphia Enquirer: The gloomy annual report of the trustees of Social Security has provoked the usual ominous predictions of big trouble ahead. Media accounts spoke of significant deterioration in the financial outlook of the system, and declared it unsustainable unless structural changes were made. The scare words might seem to justify the often-heard […]

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More on that New Fibromyalgia Ruling

Attorney Jeff Rabin in Chicago, a national expert in Social Security law and fibromyalgia, offers this evaluation of the new ruling, see his analysis on his web site www.rabinsslaw.com “…The new Ruling, SSR 12-2p, eliminates any last vestige of doubt about the existence of Fibromyalgia as a severe medical problem which can cause a patient […]

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Anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act: July 26

From Marketwatch today: This day marks the 22nd anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act, which guarantees equal opportunity for people with disabilities in public accommodations, commercial facilities, employment, transportation, state and local government services and telecommunications. Population Distribution 57 million Number of people with a disability living in the United States […]

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Social Security Finally Recognizes Fibromyalgia

Social Security yesterday released a significant new ruling that details the requirements for finding disability based on Fibromyalgia. This has long been a literal sore spot with advocates and patients – many decision makers simply refused to recognize the legitimacy of this devastating illness, even after diagnosis. This ruling controls all levels of Social Security […]

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How Long do Disability Benefits Last?

If you are receiving disability benefits, you may wonder how long they will continue, and even whether something could stop them from coming. In a normal case, your benefits simply will continue until you reach retirement age, and then will simply switch programs so the benefits come from your retirement funds. One thing that could […]

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