Archive | November, 2014

Tips for filing an Application for Disability Benefits

The decision to file an application for disability benefits is always difficult. Aside from the many complex tasks involved and forms to complete, there is the emotional aspect of acknowledging that outside help is necessary. Anyone who has dealt with insurance companies knows it can be a less-than-supportive experience. When you have your appointment, with […]

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World Diabetes Day Today: See How Social Security Evaluates This Illness

Earlier this year, Social Security (SSA) updated its regulations on determining disability based on diabetes. This can be a devastating disability in its advanced stages. SSA promised more specific guidance, and issued the new ruling, 14-2p. Essentially, Social Security always looks at a diagnosis, and then even MORE closely at functional impairment. As always, causation […]

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Veterans’ Day Salute from Social Security

Every day – but particularly on Veterans Day – Social Security salutes those who have put their lives on the line for our freedom. Members of the United States armed forces receive expedited processing of their Social Security disability applications. The expedited process is available for any military service member who alleges he or she […]

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SSA Pilot Program to Identify Criminals Expanding

The Social Security Administration is expanding a Philadelphia-area pilot program nationally to help bar criminals from controlling benefits on behalf of the disabled and elderly. Under the pilot program, potential “representative payees” who collect disability benefits for those unable to handle their own finances were rejected if they had committed one of 12 crimes: human […]

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