Archive | June, 2013

Veteran Disability Applications Fast Tracked by Social Security

Unfortunately, U.S. government agencies responsible for determining eligibility for benefits for active and retired service members have a (well deserved) reputation for slow processing of applications. However, for those military members who are disabled, the Social Security Administration, also called SSA, provides an expedited application process for Social Security Disability Insurance or SSDI. Even if military benefits […]

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Comments on Skepticism About the Disabled

This opinion piece ran in the Kalamazoo MI Gazette, we like the way this lawyer puts it.  As advocates, we see profoundly disabled people every day, and some news reports disparage them. SAMUEL K. SILVERMAN/Kalamazoo I want to comment misperceptions related to individuals applying for and/or receiving Social Security Disability benefits. Some people believe that […]

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Exposing the Social Security Solvency Hype

From the MarketWatch web site comes respected expert Andy Landis with this detailed analysis in readable Q+A format: The Social Security Board of Trustees recently released its Annual Report to Congress on Social Security’s long-term finances. Minus the hype, the report is both significant and surprising. I keep hearing that Social Security is about to […]

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Social Security is OK!

From the Bloomberg New Report today Social Security is O.K.. Yes, “O.K.” is hardly an exuberant term. Nevertheless, considering the apocalyptic language hurled at the social insurance program in recent years—Ponzi scheme, monstrous lie, imminent bankruptcy—it’s a reassuring judgment. The 2013 Social Security and Medicare Trustees Report, released on May 31, shows the system’s finances […]

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