Archive | July, 2013

Apply for Social Security Online to Speed Case

Social Security (SSA) has extensive services online, and one of them is an online application.  Other options are to make a phone appointment for a claim representative to call you and take information, or making an appointment to go into a local office to apply.  Below is detained info from SSA about the application process […]

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More on Social Security Implications of DOMA

From: CCH® UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE DOMA and Social Security: What are some of the implications? On June 26, in a 5 to 4 decision, the United States Supreme Court found that Section 3 of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) violated the equal protection clause of the Fifth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution as applied […]

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DOMA Decision: Equal Protection For All In Social Security

The recent Supreme Court decision invalidating the Defense of Marriage Act raises some intrigung questions about eligibility for Social Security disability.  This writer, a Harvard Kennedy School graduate and congressional staffer presents some situations to consider: A recent Wall Street Journal article noted the Social Security Administration’s struggle to cope with last week’s Supreme Court ruling regarding […]

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