Archive | March, 2013

What About Survivor Benefits When Disabled Person Dies?

From the website Opposing Views: The death of a spouse can be distressing for a number of reasons, not the least of which is the potential loss of income. If your deceased spouse was receiving Social Security disability benefits, you undoubtedly have questions about whether you can continue to collect any of these benefits. If […]

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Some Disability Payment Options for Special Needs Kids

Parents of special needs children have enough on their plates just tending to the health, educational and emotional needs of their kids – not to mention often having to cope with drastically lowered income because of reduced work hours or having to pay someone else for childcare. So it’s not surprising that many of these […]

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Sequester Adds to Social Security Staffing Woes

Social Security Administration (SSA) staffing continues to decline. If budgetary restrictions and sequester issues continue, processing times will almost certainly worsen. In the past two years, SSA’s overall employment numbers have declined, from 70,000 in 2010 to 64,000 at the end of 2012. This reflects attrition, retirements and also federal budget cuts. The sequester cuts […]

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