Undocumented Workers Can’t Claim Earned Social Security Benefits

The cost of providing services to illegal immigrants is largely offset by the economic benefits they generate, according to a new analysis by the investment research company Standard & Poor’s. Unfortunately, those who pay the costs don’t always reap the benefits. The undocumented workers can’t claim the Social Security benefits they have earned, creating a […]

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ADHD – Myth or Neurological Disorder?

Those who oppose appropriate medicines for children who truly need them would have us go back to the “good old days” when children with ADHD were simply allowed to fail. ADHD is a neurobiological disorder of the brain that causes great suffering for children who have it. If the illness were diabetes, would we be […]

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Christian Science Monitor Story Doubts Social Security Deficit Predictions

The Christian Science Monitor headlines a story that Social Security might work fine unchanged for the next 75 years, able to provide pensioners their full monthly checks, the disabled their disability payments, and widows and orphans their needed funds. Widespread suspicion that the Bush administration is not above slanting statistics in politically sensitive areas (the […]

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Should Vets Get VA benefits and Social Security Disability?

Vets’ Commission Chair, General Terry Scott wants to study if vets should get VA disability and Social Security disability at the same time, with the aim of reducing benefits. Currently a vet is eligible for both. Larry Scott notes: The next step in dismantling veterans’ benefits could be a payment reduction, known as an offset, […]

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Immigration and Social Security – Illegal Workers Pay for Services They Can Never Receive

Taxes paid on illegal immigrant’s earnings help pay Social Security and Medicare benefits for US Citizens. The accounts ballooned during the 1990s as illegal immigrants poured into the United States, and it represents about $520 billion in earnings paid to workers. “They’re filling our coffers,” said Vincent Gawronski, an immigration expert and political science professor […]

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Long Delays to Get Hearing Dates Nationwide

In 2005, the average length of time it took to get a hearing after a request for a hearing was 485 days (16 months) from the date one asked for a hearing. The average lengths of time to get a hearing (after a hearing is requested) was obtained through the Freedom of Information Act. The […]

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