Archive | January, 2014

Vets with Brain Trauma Have Easier Path to VA Benefits

Some Veterans with traumatic brain injury (TBI), who are diagnosed with any one of five other ailments, will have an easier path to receive additional disability pay under new regulations developed by the Department of Veterans Affairs. The new regulation, which took effect January 16, impacts some Veterans living with TBI who also have Parkinson’s […]

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More Conditions Added to Expedited Compassionate Allowances List

Social Security today announced a very welcome 25 new Compassionate Allowances conditions, including a dozen cancers, bringing the total number of conditions to 225.  The Compassionate Allowances program expedites disability decisions for Americans with the most serious disabilities to ensure that they receive their benefit decisions within days instead of months or years. The new […]

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The Motley Fool Weighs in in Support of Social Security Disability

Many people think that Social Security is just a retirement program. But with millions of recipients getting disability payments from Social Security, it’s important to know what benefits you’re actually entitled to receive. In the following video, Dan Caplinger, The Motley Fool’s director of investment planning, runs through what you need to know about Social […]

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Some Profound Lessons About Disability

  This wonderful blog post is from The Mobility Resource, some profound thoughts on the meaning of disability.”No matter the type of person, there are lessons to be learned from them. People with disabilities are especially influential, as our hardships in life aren’t easily forgotten. We go through every day with determination and strength, which […]

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More on Positive Cash Flow of Social Security

Glenn Kessler, writer of the Washington Post‘s Fact Checker column, took a stab today at correcting some common misconceptions about Social Security. For the most part he did a good job. He appropriately debunked the common and ignorant slander of the program as a “Ponzi scheme.” He explained why President George W. Bush‘s privatization scheme wouldn’t have worked. […]

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