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U.S. Social Security: Disability Information Document List

This page contains the full list of articles and documents from the Disabled World U.S. Social Security category. Though some documents may have since been updated, or revised, they are still listed by their original publish date, with the most recent documents first.

U.S. Social Security: Disability Information Publications

2018-06-06 : Social Security COLA Could Top 3% in 2019 But Retiree Costs Growing Even Faster : 2019 Social Security cost of living adjustment (COLA) could top 3 percent according to a new estimate released by The Senior Citizens League.

2018-05-17 : 50% of Retirees Saw Little or No COLA Increase in Net 2018 Social Security Benefits : Nearly 27 million U.S. Social Security recipients are going through a 3rd consecutive year of no net increase in their Social Security benefits.

2017-11-10 : US-Born Workers Receive Disability Benefits More Often Than Workers From Abroad : Study reveals foreign-born adults are less likely to report health-related impediments to working, to be covered by work-disability insurance, and to apply for disability benefits.

2017-10-13 : 2018 COLA - 3rd Year With No Net Growth in Social Security Benefits : While 2018 COLA increase is highest in 5 years, it will not be enough to offset higher Medicare Part B premium increases for millions of beneficiaries.

2017-10-13 : Social Security Announces 2% COLA Benefit Increase for 2018 : U.S. Social Security Administration announces monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits will increase 2 percent in 2018.

2017-09-30 : Social Security Task Force Statement on H.R. 2792 : Proposed cut would bar payment of SSI benefits to people with an outstanding arrest warrant for an alleged felony or for an alleged violation of probation or parole.

2017-09-28 : Social Security COLA Forecast For 2018 is 1.8 Percent : Estimate released by TSCL states Social Security recipients will receive an annual cost of living adjustment (COLA) of about 1.8% in 2018.

2017-09-08 : New Conditions Added to U.S. Social Security Disability Benefits Compassionate Allowances List : Compassionate allowances list grows as U.S. Social Security expedites decisions to those with serious disabilities.

2017-06-08 : Social Security Benefits Have Lost 30% of Buying Power Since 2000 : Loss of Buying Power Study reveals U.S. Social Security beneficiaries have lost nearly one third of their buying power since 2000.

2016-10-18 : U.S. Social Security 0.3% Benefit Increase for 2017 : Monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for more than 65 million Americans will increase 0.3 percent in 2017.

2016-10-12 : 2017 COLA Forecast - Lowest Ever Paid : 2017 COLA expected to raise Social Security benefits by only a few dollars, any increase will be offset by increases in Medicare Part B premium for most people 65 and over.

2016-07-15 : Estimated 0.2% COLA in 2017 - Social Security Recipients Need Better Benefit Boost : Survey finds 71% of senior voters think Social Security should be expanded to provide modestly higher retirement benefits and more fair cost–of–living adjustments (COLAs).

2016-06-24 : U.S. Social Security Disability Fund Improves in Near Term : Social Security report states combined asset reserves of Old Age, Survivors Insurance, and Disability Insurance (OASDI) Trust Funds projected to become depleted in 2034.

2016-06-02 : U.S. Social Security Benefits Lose 23% of Buying Power Since 2000 : According to 2016 Survey of Senior Costs released by The Senior Citizens League Social Security beneficiaries have lost 23% of their buying power since 2000.

2016-05-06 : List of Most Popular American Boy and Girl Baby Names : A list from the U.S. Social Security listing the top 200 baby names for boys and girls.

2016-03-09 : Social Security Process for Determining if Beneficiaries Can Manage Benefits : Report determines whether adult beneficiaries with disabilities are capable of managing their benefits and recommendations to inform and guide to improve current process.

2015-10-15 : No 2016 COLA Increase for Social Security Disability & Veteran Disability Recipients : No Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) COLA for 65 million Americans in 2016.

2015-08-14 : Negative Cash Flow for U.S. Social Security, Medicare, & Disability : U.S. elderly entitlement programs such as Social Security, Medicare, and Disability, have a negative cash flow which is predicted to get worse.

2015-08-06 : U.S. Social Security Disability Program to Add More Judges : Growing hearing backlog in SSDI program should see relief with Social Security plans to hire approximately 250 administrative law judges (ALJs).

2015-07-22 : Social Security Trust Fund Reserve Gains a Year for Projected Depletion Date : DI Trust Fund will become depleted in 2016 - Old-Age and Survivors Insurance, and Disability Insurance Trust Funds projected to become depleted in 2034.

2015-06-11 : Serious Financial Repercussions if Social Security Benefits Cut by 20% : Serious financial repercussions likely for beneficiaries if Congress does not act in time to fix the Social Security Disability Insurance program.

2015-04-10 : Psychological Testing for Disability Benefits Determination : Broader use of standardized psychological testing for applicants submitting disability claims should improve accuracy and consistency of disability determinations.

2015-02-18 : Congress Social Security Reform Means Cuts : Authors warn of three dangerous signals that Congress intends to chip away at the Social Security Fund.

2015-02-02 : SSA-1099 Form - Online Replacement : Quickly and easily obtain a replacement SSA-1099 form from U.S. Dept. of Social Security with a my Social Security account.

2015-01-29 : Unemployment for People with Disabilities Drops - SSDI Applications Down : Social Security Disability Insurance applications declined and employment data for people with disabilities shows improvement.

2015-01-27 : Disability Program at Risk Due to Failure to Complete Medical Reviews : Without Congressional action, nearly 9 million SSDI beneficiaries will have their benefits cut 19.1 percent.

2014-12-22 : Disability Beneficiaries To See 2015 COLA Increase In January : U.S. Social Security retirement and disability recipients will receive a raise in January with 1.7% cost-of-living adjustment, or COLA.

2014-11-07 : U.S. Social Security Projections to be Reviewed : Social Security Advisory Board announces appointment of expert panel to review assumptions and methods used by Social Security trustees in their annual report on financial status.

2014-10-29 : 1.7% COLA Benefit Increase for 2015 Announced by Social Security : Monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for nearly 64 million Americans will increase 1.7 percent in 2015.

2014-08-11 : U.S. Disability Benefits - Number of Credits Needed to Claim : Information and chart regarding the number of work credits you need for claiming disability benefits in the United States.

2014-07-30 : No Change in Projected Year of U.S. Social Security Trust Fund Reserve Depletion : The U.S. Social Security Board of Trustees releases its annual report on the long-term financial status of the Social Security Trust Funds.

2014-07-29 : Statement on 2014 Social Security and Medicare Trustees Reports : Statement by retiree leader Richard Fiesta on the 2014 Social Security and Medicare Trustees Reports.

2014-06-28 : New Social Security Policy for Same Sex Relationships : New US Social Security policy lets the agency recognize some non-marital legal relationships as marriages for determining entitlement to benefits.

2014-04-18 : Government Benefits for People and Veterans With Disabilities : Information on currently available disability benefit programs from the U.S. Department of Social Security.

2014-04-03 : Workers Over 50 Applying for Disability Benefits - Special Rules : A worker of any age can apply for Social Security disability benefits after suffering a disability however for senior workers special rules may make it easier to obtain.

2014-03-13 : Compassionate Allowances Program Provides Faster SSDI Benefit Decisions : The Social Security Compassionate Allowances Program can make the process of seeking Social Security Disability benefits easier and faster.

2014-03-05 : FY 2015 President's Budget Request : Information from Carolyn W. Colvin Acting Commissioner of Social Security regarding the FY 2015 Presidents Budget Request .

2014-01-22 : Proposed Changes That May Affect Your Social Security Disability Benefits : Information regarding some of the proposed Social Security Administration changes that may affect retirees and persons with disabilities.

2014-01-18 : A Social Security Disability Claim Can be Impacted by Obesity : SSA removed obesity from its listing of impairments due to the fact that many individuals who are morbidly obese could function adequately at work.

2013-11-02 : Same-sex Couples Can File for Social Security Disability Benefits : U.S. Social Security now processing some retirement spouse claims for same-sex couples and paying benefits where due.

2013-10-30 : 2014 Social Security Benefit Increase of 1.5% : 1.5 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) will begin with benefits Social Security beneficiaries receive in January 2014.

2013-08-12 : Expediting Disability Payments for Terminally Ill - New Bill Introduced : A new bill was recently introduced in the Senate that may expedite benefits to individuals who have a terminal disease.

2013-07-29 : Social Security Disability Demographics in Rural America : Document examines several employment statistics and rates of disability in certain rural areas of the United States.

2013-06-14 : No Change in Social Security Trust Fund Reserve Depletion Projected Year : The US Social Security Board of Trustees releases its annual report on long term financial status of the Social Security Trust Funds.

2013-06-03 : Chained CPI Will Reduce Social Security Benefits to Large Number of Recipients : Chaining consumer price index to economic phenomenon called substitution bias may reduce Social Security benefit payments next year.

2013-05-11 : U.S. Department of Social Security Mobile Site for Smartphone Users : Smartphone visitors to the mobile site can learn how to create a personal my Social Security account to get online Social Security Statements.

2012-10-16 : COLA: 1.7% Benefit Increase for 2013 - Social Security : The 1.7% COLA will begin with increased payments to SSI beneficiaries will begin on December 31 2012.

2012-05-21 : Request for Proposals to Reform SSA System, Funding Opportunity : The NCD is looking for an individual or an entity who is willing to undertake a project to analyze the various options for SSI and SSDI reform.

2012-05-02 : Online Social Security Statement Now Available : Online Social Security Statement provides estimates for retirement and disability or survivors benefits.

2012-04-25 : Disability Benefits May Run Dry by 2016 : The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said the disability fund would run out of money in 2016.

2012-04-09 : Proving to Social Security Administration You are Alive Not Dead : Being listed as deceased by the Social Security Administration will affect wide range of benefits including disability.

2012-02-27 : Factors Involved in The Social Security Disability Process : Information on filing for Social Security Disability which involves more than filing the application listing your impairments and medical sources.

2012-02-12 : Future of U.S. Social Security Disability Program : Information on how the future looks for the United States Federal Social Security Disability program.

2011-12-11 : U.S. Department of Social Security Benefits Calculators : Find out your Social Security benefit entitlements using these calculators including information on how to apply online for benefit payments.

2011-11-19 : Medicaid: U.S. Public Health Care Safety Net : Exactly which medical expenses are covered by Medicaid and for whom varies from state to state.

2011-11-18 : Determining Benefits for Young Adults with Disability : The Social Security Administration new ruling clarifies the procedure used to determine benefits for young adults aged 18 to 25 with physical and mental disabilities.

2011-10-25 : Types of Income That May Decrease SSDI Benefits : When SSDI recipients obtain employment or other income it can affect the amount of SSDI for which the individual is eligible.

2011-10-24 : Social Security Benefits for Depression : Generally SSA evaluates disability due to depression based on medical documentation and extent to which depression interferes with ability to work.

2011-10-21 : 11-1p Ruling Limits Disability Benefits Options After Denial : Those who file for Social Security disability benefits may not file a new claim under the same title for the same benefits while an appeal on a previous claim is still pending.

2011-10-19 : U.S. Social Security Payment Increase for 2012 : U.S. Social Security and Supplemental Security Income benefits will increase 3.6 percent in 2012.

2011-10-02 : Social Security Disability Application Filing Tips : Important information needed for filing an application for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI).

2011-09-07 : Supplemental Security Income - Federal Aid for Seniors and Disabled : To qualify for US benefits through SSI you must be over 65 blind or disabled and have limited income and resources.

2011-08-29 : Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Appeals Process : SSI appeal levels depend on the appeal issue and are reconsideration administrative law judge hearing Appeals Council review and federal court.

2011-08-27 : US Social Security Disability Program In Trouble : Congress says Social Security disability program supporting trust fund will be dry by 2017 leaving the system incapable of paying full benefits.

2011-08-14 : Social Security Disability Determination Process : When you apply for Social Security disability insurance SSDI benefits from Social Security the agency uses a process to determine whether you are disabled.

2011-07-31 : Social Security on Death Row - A Disgrace to American Ideology : After a lifetime of paying FICA taxes retirees are now facing devastating cuts to their Social Security benefits.

2011-07-29 : Preserving U.S. Social Security a Matter of Priority : U.S. Social Security program is in peril however Social Security can certainly be saved it is just a matter of priorities.

2011-07-24 : Can You Get Both Disability and Unemployment Benefits : As the end of your unemployment benefits nears can you apply for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits.

2011-07-03 : Workers Compensation and Other Benefits Can Affect SSDI Benefit : If you receive Social Security Disability Insurance benefits there are limits on how much compensation you can collect if you are eligible for additional public disability or workers compensation benefits.

2011-06-28 : SSA Disability Eligibility Checklist : Determining if you are eligible for Social Security Administration (SSA) disability benefits can be achieved using this checklist.

2011-06-27 : Social Security Video Hearings for Disability Cases : Video hearings may help with the backlog of disability cases caused by increased demand inadequate funding and under-staffing.

2011-06-26 : How Social Security Determines If You Are Disabled : A list of information The Social Security Administration will consider when hearing your disability claim application.

2011-06-23 : Social Security Funds Projected to Deplete Within 25 Years : Recent report by Social Security and Medicare Board of Trustees gave some devastating news to existing and future social security benefit recipients.

2011-06-07 : Paperless SSDI and SSI Payments : SSA recently announced plans to stop mailing annual benefits statements and phase out paper checks for payment of all federal benefits.

2011-06-05 : Social Security Disability Benefit Myths : Social Security myths for concerned elderly and disabled persons highlighting common misconceptions regarding US Social Security and disability benefits.

2011-05-29 : Queens SSA Office Accused of Bias in Denying Disability Claims : Disability advocates have filed a class action lawsuit in Brooklyn New York alleging bias in Social Security disability benefits cases.

2011-05-13 : Projected Social Security Trust Fund Exhaustion a Year Sooner : The Social Security Board of Trustees annual report on the financial health of the Social Security Trust Funds.

2011-04-08 : Lowering Wait for Disability Hearings : In 2010 the average applicant finally had his or her hearing after waiting a little under a year and a half.

2011-04-07 : Fast-Tracking Heart Disease-Related Disability Claims : Allowing people with certain heart conditions to fast-track their disability benefits applications as Compassionate Allowances.

2011-03-26 : SSI Payment Benefits for Children with Disability : The requirements for children to receive SSI are strict and are based on the nature of the disability and the family total income.

2011-03-21 : Social Security Disability Benefits Appeals Process : Learn more about the Social Security Disability appeals process and where to turn if you need help.

2011-03-17 : Politics of Social Security - Word Choice : Why using the term entitlement is nothing but damaging rhetoric putting the Social Security Disability Insurance program at risk.

2011-03-05 : SSDI and SSI Social Security Disability Applications : There are 2 programs to assist people unable to work due to a medical condition Social Security disability insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI).

2011-02-25 : Social Security Disability - Ability to Obtain Representation Threatened : Any prohibition of EAJA fee award payments will make it difficult if not impossible for many Social Security claimants as well as veterans.

2011-02-24 : Decreasing Social Security Benefits for Most Seniors in 2013 : Majority of seniors will see drops in their Social Security benefits after Medicare premiums are deducted according to The Senior Citizens League.

2011-02-17 : Bringing a Witness to a Social Security Disability Benefits Hearing : SSA regulations state that witnesses may appear although the Administrative Law Judge will make a decision as to whether or not a witness will be heard.

2011-02-09 : Help Winning a Disability Benefits Claim : Filing for social security disability benefits means providing evidence that you have a disability.

2011-02-08 : Will You Owe IRS if You Receive Social Security Benefits : With tax season upon us many are wondering are Social Security disability benefits taxable and how much is taxable.

2011-02-06 : Social Security Disability Secrets : Articles and videos on what you can do to help win your social security disability claim.

2011-02-03 : How Does the SSA Decide - Determining Disability : Eligibility for Social Security disability benefits is actually determined by workers at the state level.

2011-01-31 : Social Security Day of Reckoning Has Come : US government spending Social Security revenue on wars and other government programs without making provisions for repaying the money.

2011-01-30 : SSI Benefits for Young Adults : Disability benefits for children are different than disability benefits for adults who have been disabled since childhood.

2011-01-19 : Ways To Help Win Your Social Security Disability Benefits Claim : Information on ways and means to help win a disability benefits claim for the disabled or health impaired.

2011-01-13 : Impact of Social Security Disability Income on Other Benefits : Individuals unable to work may also be eligible for SSDI veteran benefits and or unemployment.

2010-12-23 : Social Security's Future at Risk with New Tax Deal : Tax deal passed by Congress is a major threat to the solvency of Social Security.

2010-12-16 : Recession Will Cost Baby Boomers Up To $40,000 in Benefits : Unprecedented Economic Factors Will Lead to Rare Drop in Initial Social Security Benefits and Reduce Lifetime Earnings.

2010-12-13 : Evaluating Claims of Mental Disorders - Criteria Revision : US Social Security Administration has proposed major revisions to the criteria used to evaluate adult and child claims of mental disorders.

2010-12-08 : What You Need to Know About Social Security Disability : US Social Security Disability process can be confusing and overwhelming this article provides a helpful outline of the basic information you need to know on SSD.

2010-11-21 : Claims for SSD Include a Long Wait for a Hearing : While most disability claims are initially denied by the Social Security Administration applicants are entitled to appeal those decisions.

2010-11-19 : Upswing in Disability Claims with Downturn in Economy : Social Security data shows Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) applications have more than doubled in the period from 2000 to 2009.

2010-11-17 : How to Apply for Social Security Disability Benefits : People of any age can file for disability benefits Social Security offers benefits to children with disabilities through a program called Supplemental Security Income.

2010-10-25 : Increasing the Retirement Age for Social Security : Increasing life expectancy has led to an expansion of lifetime benefits and system costs.

2010-10-16 : Zero Cost-of-Living Adjustment to Impact Most Vulnerable Seniors : COLA presents daunting challenge for millions of older adults struggling to make ends meet in the economy.

2010-10-16 : No Change in Social Security COLA - Good and Bad News : The fact that there will be no change to the 2010 Social Security cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) is either good or bad news.

2010-10-13 : Social Security Fast-Track Disability Processes Get Even Faster : New Rules Will Further Speed Benefits to Tens of Thousands of Americans with Disabilities.

2010-10-13 : Social Security Expert Says Proposed Benefit Cuts will not Help Reduce the Deficit : Recent calls to cut Social Security benefits are grounded in misinformation and misunderstanding.

2010-10-05 : $500 Million in Suspended Disability Benefits Returned : Social Security Administration wrongfully denied eligible beneficiaries because they believed applicants were wanted felons.

2010-09-30 : AJC Urges Congress to Extend SSI Benefits for Refugees : AJC urged Congress to act immediately to extend Supplemental Security Income benefits for 3,000 elderly and disabled refugees.

2010-09-30 : What You Need to Know About Social Security : BASICS discusses most-often asked questions about Social Security including retirement disability survivors benefits.

2010-09-13 : Social Security Disability Program Fosters and Prolongs Destitution : Persons too ill to work thrust into bankruptcy because of long delays in processing and adjudicating social security disability claims.

2010-09-05 : Benefits for Widows, Widowers & Other Survivors : When a person has worked and paid Social Security taxes dies widows widowers and other survivors may be eligible for survivors benefits.

2010-09-04 : U.S. Social Security $2.6 Trillion Dollar Surplus : Social Security is far from bankrupt with a $2.6 trillion dollar surplus.

2010-09-03 : Flawed SSD Process with More Claimants, Longer Waits, Routine Denial : There are close to two million Americans waiting for SSD disability decisions and many of them have waited for years.

2010-08-28 : Long Lines at Social Security Offices Not Going Away Anytime Soon : If you have called your local Social Security office and gotten a busy signal, you are not alone.

2010-08-25 : Are You Eligible for Social Security Disability Benefits : Current estimates by SSA note that it takes three to five months to process the application.

2010-08-13 : Backlog for SSDI Cases: Is Help on the Way for Disability Applicants : A backlog of SSDI cases means delays for some disability applicants in the united states.

2010-08-12 : Social Security's 75th Anniversary : Social Security Administration provides an invaluable service to Americans who retire or who can no longer work.

2010-08-11 : Americans Plan to Rely on Social Security : 85% oppose cutting Social Security to reduce the deficit as program celebrates 75th anniversary.

2010-07-26 : Social Security Wants You to Share Your Personal Stories and Reflections : Share Your Personal Stories and Reflections to Help Social Security Celebrate 75 Years of Public Service.

2010-07-23 : Social Security Proposes Legislation to End Furloughs of Federally Paid State Disability Workers : Prohibit states from reducing number of state personnel who make disability determinations for Social Security or the hours they work.

2010-06-28 : Debt Commission Threatening Social Security and Obama's Own Party : Excuse for the Debt Commission to cut the program despite Social Security solvency.

2010-06-26 : Fibromyalgia and Social Security Disability Benefit Payments : Information for people suffering from Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in regards to applying and obtaining Social Security Disability Benefit Payments.

2010-06-16 : Arthritis Sufferers Applying For Disability Benefits : Arthritis diagnosis and medical treatment are key factors in an application for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI).

2010-05-25 : Liver Disease - Applying for Social Security Disability Benefits : Information regarding liver disease, includes how to apply for and qualify for Social Security Disability benefits.

2010-05-24 : Study Considers Social Security Benefits for Students : Social Security also pays benefits directly to children under 18 who have lost parental support because of death or disability.

2010-05-04 : Depression and Social Security Disability Benefits : Common disabling depression symptoms and how to apply for Social Security benefits if you are disabled by depression.

2010-05-04 : Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Social Security Disability Benefits : Information for those who suffer from PTSD in regards to social security disability benefits claims.

2010-04-29 : Fast Processing of Social Security Disability Claims : Initiatives to expedite Social Security Disability Insurance benefits to thousands of individuals.

2010-04-15 : Social Security Disability Insurance Backlogs - 10 Worst States : 10 States Top List of Worst for Social Security Disability Insurance Backlogs.

2010-04-07 : U.S. Social Security Releases Open Government Plan : Commissioner of U.S. Social Security announces that the agency has released its Open Government plan.

2010-03-12 : Backlog Continues in 2010 for SSDI Claims : The average processing time for a Social Security disability claim is approximately three months.

2010-03-12 : Keeping Disability Benefits after a Disabled Child Becomes an Adult : Disabled children who meet certain federal guidelines are eligible for Supplemental Security Income or SSI.

2010-03-11 : Social Security Health Care Information for Disability Applicants : Information for those who apply each year for Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) disability benefits.

2010-03-02 : Social Security Hearings Backlog Falls : Social Security has actively addressed the hearings backlog and increased the capacity to hold more hearings.

2010-02-26 : Who is Eligible for Social Security Disability Benefits : Not everyone who is unable to work due to illness or injury is entitled to Social Security disability benefits.

2010-02-25 : Ending Furloughs of Federally Funded State Employees : Furloughing disability examiners is incomprehensible under any circumstances.

2010-02-11 : U.S. Social Security Launches New Open Government Webpage : Open Government webpage gives Americans opportunity to give their ideas on how Social Security can become an open and transparent agency.

2010-02-08 : Breaking Through Social Security Disability Claims Backlog - Tips from Allsup : Allsup top 10 tips to help people with disabilities as applications for Social Security disability benefits soar to 2.8 million.

2010-02-01 : Social Security Awards Nearly $20 Million for Electronic Medical Records : Electronic Medical Records will shorten time taken to make disability decisions and will improve speed accuracy and efficiency of the disability program.

2010-01-23 : When Should I Take Social Security Benefits : Questions to consider as to when you should take social security benefits.

2010-01-23 : Social Security Makes New Disability Data Available to Public : New data about beneficiaries and Social Security disability hearing processes available to the public.

2009-12-11 : U.S. Department of Social Security Sending Corrected Benefit Notices : Social Security Administration earlier this month mailed notices that contained incorrect January 2010 payment dates.

2009-11-26 : Inspector General Asked to Investigate California and Hawaii Disability Determination Services : Recently implemented practices that deny applicants the right to receive full consideration of their Social Security disability claims.

2009-10-21 : Estimating Social Security Disability (SSDI) Benefits : Self-assessment tool to help people calculate SSDI disability benefits through the Social Security Administration.

2009-10-03 : Social Security Administration Disability Backlog Lowered : Senator Tom Harkin commended Social Security Administration for ending year with fewer disability hearings.

2009-08-26 : Importance of Work History for Social Security Disability Benefits : Work history plays an important part in your application for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits.

2009-07-31 : SSDI and Social Security Disability Questions and Answers : How do I know if I am eligible for SSDI benefits and answers to other Social Security Disability Insurance questions.

2009-06-20 : Social Security Permanent Disability Claims : Under the guidelines of the Social Security Administration it defines disability in a strict sense in the context of total disability.

2009-06-01 : Social Security Disability Backlog Worsens : The Social Security Disability Insurance application process is experiencing a huge crunch right now.

2009-05-18 : Understanding Social Security Statement for Disability Financial Planning : Knowing how much Social Security disability benefits you might expect is an important first-step in sound financial planning.

2009-05-05 : More Women Turning to Social Security Disability Benefits : More working mothers are becoming disabled and losing their ability to support their families.

2009-04-20 : Information for Social Security Disability Applicants Seeking Representation : Questions answers and information for Social Security Disability Applicants Seeking Representation.

2009-03-28 : Strengthen Social Security Disability Program - U.S. Sen. Grassley : Fraud against Social Security disability program and delays by private insurance company policies diminish effectiveness of the disability program.

2009-03-27 : Social Security Delays for People With Disabilities : Peggy Hathaway underscored the human toll created by the prolonged delays when people with disability apply to Social Security Administration.

2009-03-24 : Social Security Disability Benefits Not Easy Even After Approval : Even after getting approval for Social Security disability benefits people can run into hurdles.

2009-03-18 : People with Disabilities May Miss Out on Significant Tax Savings this Season : People relying on Social Security Disability Insurance benefits are among the lowest incomes yet pay more than they should in taxes.

2009-03-14 : What is the Difference Between SSDI and SSI : Explains the difference between U.S. SSDI and SSI federal programs that provide assistance to people with disabilities.

2009-03-12 : Social Security Administration Programs - U.S. : U.S. Social Security Administration SSA is an independent agency of the United States federal government responsible for administering social security programs.

2009-03-02 : US Social Security Disability Benefits Answers : Answers to common questions regarding Social Security Disability Benefits in the United States.

2009-02-26 : Social Security Disability Insurance Recipients to Get Extra $250 : Social Security Disability Insurance recipients can look forward to receiving a one-time $250 bonus payment by early summer.

2009-02-24 : Social Security Compassionate Allowance Conditions - Current List : Compassionate allowance benefits are for diseases and other medical conditions that invariably qualify under the listing of impairments.

2009-02-24 : Disability Payments for Back Conditions : Disabling back conditions enable a citizen to recover disability income from the Federal Government.

2009-02-19 : Applying for SSA Disability: The Significance of Residual Functional Capacity : Steps Social Security Administration use to evaluate disability by comparing your disabling condition to published set of standards.

2009-02-16 : SSI Disability Application Tips for 2009 : Form filling tips for Social Security 2009 SSI Disability applicants Ensure application is completely filled out and supporting medical evidence is submitted.

2009-01-31 : US Social Security Disability Impairments : Social Security has strict definitions of disability to be found disabled these are the major categories of disabilities to receive Social Security benefits.

2009-01-30 : Social Security Disability Applications Reaches 2.6 Million : US Disability applications now number 2.6 million according to the Social Security Administration .

2009-01-23 : 2009 Social Security Disability Recipients Benefits Rise : In 2009 Social Security disability recipients are seeing monthly benefits increase with the annual cost of living adjustment.

2009-01-12 : Applying for Social Security Disability Payments : Facts people with disabilities need to know about applying for Social Security Disability in 2009.

2009-01-05 : What To Do If Denied Social Security Disability Benefits : Explains your next step if you have been denied social security disability payments and how to appeal the decision.

2008-03-18 : U.S. State Rankings for Disability Backlogs : U.S. state rankings based on the growing backlog in the federal Social Security Disability Insurance.

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