Archive | October, 2013

Social Security’s SSI Disability Program Turns 41 Today!

On October 30, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon signed into law an amendment to the Social Security Act that created the Supplemental Security Income program. Over eight million Americans, all of them at least age 65 or unable to work because of severe disabilities, now rely on the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program for their survival. “It’s important to […]

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Tiny COLA Predicted for 2014, Actual Figured Delayed by Government Shutdown

From today’s San Francisco Chronicle: Another year, another small raise for millions of people who rely on Social Security, veterans’ benefits and federal pensions. Preliminary figures suggest next year’s benefit increase will be roughly 1.5 percent, according to an analysis by The Associated Press. The increase will be small because consumer prices, as measured by the government, […]

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60 Minutes – Missing the “Whole Truth” on Social Security’s Disability Insurance Program

“60 Minutes” has presented a story based on half the facts and filled with innuendoes aimed at misleading the public.   This time the television show targeted the Social Security Disability Insurance programs.  Sadly, the reporter attacked the disabled population, and their advocates, with sarcasm, ridicule and inaccurate generalizations.  These were supported by a politician […]

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