Archive | May, 2015

Eligibility Rules for Social Security Disability are Unique

Eligibility rules for Social Security’s disability program differ from those of private plans or other government agencies. Social Security doesn’t provide temporary or partial disability benefits, like workers’ compensation or veterans’ benefits do. A recipient must be unable to do any kind of full-time work at all. To receive disability benefits, a person must meet […]

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Social Security Offices Expand Hours

Social Security announces as a result of Congress’ approval of the fiscal year 2015 budget, the agency will expand its hours nationwide and offices will be open to the public for an additional hour on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays,. A field office that is usually open from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. will remain […]

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May is Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Month

May is Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Awareness Month. It’s just one of the medical conditions that meets Social Security Administration’s definition of disability and is included on the agency’s Compassionate Allowances list. SSA expedites the benefit application process for applicants that fall under a category on the Compassionate Allowances list. Social Security can help people […]

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Complex Impairments Need Attention for Disability Claim

It is worth a reminder that the law requires the Social Security Administration to consider the combined effects of impairments— physical, mental or emotional —when making a decision about disability. The combination of such impairments may be disabling, even though each separately is not. Too often claimants do not tell Social Security, or even their […]

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