U.S. Social Security: Disability and Benefits Document List
Updated/Revised Date: 2022-04-07
Summary: Archive of published articles and documents from the Disabled World U.S. Social Security category. Although some of these documents may have since been updated, re-written, replaced, or revised, they are sorted below by their original publish date. The most recent publications are listed at the top of the table with older articles being listed in descending order by the date they were created.
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U.S. Social Security Publications - (164 Articles)
COLA 2023: 8.7% Benefit Increase
8.7 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) will begin with benefits payable to more than 65 million Social Security beneficiaries in January 2023.
Publish Date: 2022-10-13 - Updated: 2022-10-15
Equity Action Plan for U.S. Social Security Administration
U.S. SSA releases its first Equity Action Plan supporting whole-of-government equity agenda to advance equity, civil rights, racial justice, and equal opportunity for all.
Publish Date: 2022-04-14
Local U.S. Social Security Offices to Resume In-Person Services
U.S. Social Security Administration to resume in-person services at local Social Security offices, though, online services and telephone remain the most convenient ways to contact the agency.
Publish Date: 2022-04-04
Inflation: Prices Outgrowing Social Security Benefits
Social Security recipients say monthly expenditures from January 2021 to January of 2022 grew far more than the amount the COLA-boosted benefits.
Publish Date: 2022-03-15 - Updated: 2022-03-17
2022 U.S. Social Security COLA May Be 6.2%
2022 U.S. Social Security cost of living adjustment (COLA) could be 6.2% according to Senior Citizens League (TSCL) estimate, based on July consumer price index (CPI) data released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics..
Publish Date: 2021-08-11
Possible 4.7% COLA for 2022
Senior Citizens League (TSCL) forecasts U.S. 2022 COLA could be as high as 4.7%, making it the highest since 2009.
Publish Date: 2021-05-12
Relief for Student Loan Borrowers with Disabilities During COVID-19
The United States Department of Education announces relief for student loan borrowers with total and permanent disabilities during the COVID-19 emergency.
Publish Date: 2021-03-29 - Updated: 2021-10-26
Social Security Outreach to Vulnerable During COVID-19
U.S. Social Security Administration outreach to vulnerable populations during COVID-19 Pandemic - Advocates and community organizations can help connect people.
Publish Date: 2021-03-25 - Updated: 2021-08-23
1.3% COLA Benefit Increase for 2021 | Social Security
U.S. Social Security Administration announces Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for Americans to increase 1.3 percent in 2021.
Publish Date: 2020-10-13
2021 COLA: 1.3% Predicted
U.S. Social Security recipients likely to get 1.3 percent cost of living adjustment (COLA) in 2021 - the 2nd lowest ever paid, according to The Senior Citizens League (TSCL).
Publish Date: 2020-09-16 - Updated: 2021-04-10
Online Social Security Video Hearings Due to COVID-19
U.S. Department of Social Security announces an two way online video service for people awaiting a hearing decision.
Publish Date: 2020-09-04 - Updated: 2021-08-23
No COLA Likely For 2021 Social Security Benefits Lose 30% of Buying Power Since 2000
Latest U.S. Social Security Loss of Buying Power study by The Senior Citizens League shows Social Security benefits have lost 30 percent of buying power since 2000.
Publish Date: 2020-05-12 - Updated: 2020-10-13
U.S. Social Security Urged to Suspend All Continuing Disability Reviews Due to COVID-19
U.S. Senators urge SSA to temporarily suspend Continuing Disability Reviews (CDRs) under SSDI and SSI programs as America works to combat COVID-19 pandemic outbreak.
Publish Date: 2020-03-19 - Updated: 2021-08-23
Due to COVID-19 Social Security Offices to Provide Phone and Online Services Only
All local U.S. Social Security offices will be closed to the public for in-person service starting Tuesday, March 17, 2020.
Publish Date: 2020-03-16 - Updated: 2021-08-23
Social Security National Slam the Scam Day
Information on U.S Department of Social Security public awareness campaign Slam the Scam Day on March 5th regarding telephone impersonation scams.
Publish Date: 2020-03-05 - Updated: 2020-03-06
Social Security Removes Inability to Communicate in English as Disability Benefit Factor
Inability to communicate in English is no longer a good measure of educational attainment or the ability to engage in work.
Publish Date: 2020-02-24 - Updated: 2020-02-26
U.S. Department of Social Security Open Hours
U.S. Department of Social Security public hours at offices nationwide and Wednesdays will return to full public service hours.
Publish Date: 2019-12-02 - Updated: 2021-11-13
1.6% COLA Estimate for 2020
2020 U.S. Social Security cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) benefit boost estimated to be 1.6 percent.
Publish Date: 2019-09-12 - Updated: 2019-10-01
COLA 2019: 2.8% Benefit Increase - U.S. Social Security
Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) beneficiaries will receive a 2.8 percent COLA for 2019.
Publish Date: 2018-10-11
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.
Publish Date: 2018-06-06 - Updated: 2018-08-26
50% of Retirees Saw Little COLA Increase in 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.
Publish Date: 2018-05-17 - Updated: 2021-10-26
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.
Publish Date: 2017-11-10
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.
Publish Date: 2017-09-30
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.
Publish Date: 2017-09-28
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.
Publish Date: 2017-06-08
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.
Publish Date: 2016-10-18
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.
Publish Date: 2016-10-12
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).
Publish Date: 2016-07-15
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.
Publish Date: 2016-06-24
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.
Publish Date: 2016-06-02
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.
Publish Date: 2016-05-06 - Updated: 2016-05-07
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.
Publish Date: 2016-03-09 - Updated: 2020-07-25
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.
Publish Date: 2015-08-14
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).
Publish Date: 2015-08-06
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.
Publish Date: 2015-07-22
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.
Publish Date: 2015-06-11
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.
Publish Date: 2015-04-10 - Updated: 2021-08-23
Online SSA-1099 Form Replacement
Quickly and easily obtain a replacement SSA-1099 form from U.S. Dept. of Social Security with a my Social Security account.
Publish Date: 2015-02-02 - Updated: 2021-09-09
Unemployment for People with Disabilities Drops - SSDI Applications Down
Social Security Disability Insurance applications declined and employment data for people with disabilities shows improvement.
Publish Date: 2015-01-29
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.
Publish Date: 2015-01-27 - Updated: 2015-10-05
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.
Publish Date: 2014-11-07
Number of Credits Needed to Claim Disability Benefits
Information and chart regarding the number of work credits you need for claiming disability benefits in the United States.
Publish Date: 2014-08-11 - Updated: 2021-06-06
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.
Publish Date: 2014-06-28 - Updated: 2016-03-27
Government Benefits for People and Veterans With Disabilities
Information on currently available disability benefit programs from the U.S. Department of Social Security.
Publish Date: 2014-04-18 - Updated: 2018-05-13
Rules for Workers Over 50 Applying for Disability Benefits
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.
Publish Date: 2014-04-03 - Updated: 2021-08-16
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.
Publish Date: 2014-01-18 - Updated: 2015-01-15
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.
Publish Date: 2013-08-12
Social Security Disability Demographics in Rural America
Document examines several employment statistics and rates of disability in certain rural areas of the United States.
Publish Date: 2013-07-29 - Updated: 2021-08-30
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.
Publish Date: 2013-06-14
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.
Publish Date: 2013-05-11
Online Social Security Statement Now Available
Online Social Security Statement provides estimates for retirement and disability or survivors benefits.
Publish Date: 2012-05-02 - Updated: 2015-11-18
Disability Benefits May Run Dry by 2016
The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said the disability fund would run out of money in 2016.
Publish Date: 2012-04-25 - Updated: 2019-10-18
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.
Publish Date: 2012-04-09 - Updated: 2016-09-14
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.
Publish Date: 2012-02-27 - Updated: 2014-06-28
Future of U.S. Social Security Disability Program
Information on how the future looks for the United States Federal Social Security Disability program.
Publish Date: 2012-02-12 - Updated: 2016-03-27
U.S. Department of Social Security Benefits Calculators
Find out your Social Security benefit entitlements using these calculators, includes information on how to apply online for benefit payments.
Publish Date: 2011-12-11 - Updated: 2020-12-15
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.
Publish Date: 2011-11-18
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.
Publish Date: 2011-10-25 - Updated: 2017-01-25
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.
Publish Date: 2011-10-24 - Updated: 2021-12-11
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.
Publish Date: 2011-10-21
Social Security Disability Application Filing Tips
Important information needed for filing an application for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI).
Publish Date: 2011-10-02 - Updated: 2016-10-13
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.
Publish Date: 2011-08-29
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.
Publish Date: 2011-08-27
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.
Publish Date: 2011-08-14 - Updated: 2022-01-16
U.S. Social Security on Death Row is Disgrace to American Ideology
Some people in Washington are unfairly using the federal deficit as leverage to eradicate Social Security. Learn how this movement has nothing to do with debt and everything to do with politics.
Publish Date: 2011-07-31 - Updated: 2022-01-27
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.
Publish Date: 2011-07-24 - Updated: 2022-02-03
Workers Compensation Can Affect SSDI Benefits
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.
Publish Date: 2011-07-03 - Updated: 2022-02-19
SSA Disability Eligibility Checklist
Determining if you are eligible for Social Security Administration (SSA) disability benefits can be achieved using this checklist.
Publish Date: 2011-06-28 - Updated: 2022-02-23
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.
Publish Date: 2011-06-27
How Social Security Determines if You Are Disabled
A list of information the Social Security Administration will consider when hearing your disability claim application.
Publish Date: 2011-06-26 - Updated: 2022-02-25
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.
Publish Date: 2011-06-23 - Updated: 2022-02-28
Common Social Security Disability Myths
Social Security disability benefits myths for concerned elderly and disabled persons highlighting common misconceptions regarding US Social Security and disability benefits.
Publish Date: 2011-06-05 - Updated: 2022-03-15
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.
Publish Date: 2011-05-13
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.
Publish Date: 2011-04-08
Fast-Tracking Heart Disease-Related Disability Claims
Allowing people with certain heart conditions to fast-track their disability benefits applications as Compassionate Allowances.
Publish Date: 2011-04-07 - Updated: 2013-08-21
SSI Payment Benefits for Disabled Children
Children who are born with disabilities, or who become disabled during their childhood years, may be eligible to receive payments through the government's Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits.
Publish Date: 2011-03-26 - Updated: 2022-05-04
Social Security Disability Benefits Appeals Process
Learn more about the Social Security Disability appeals process and where to turn if you need help.
Publish Date: 2011-03-21
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.
Publish Date: 2011-03-17
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).
Publish Date: 2011-03-05
Ability to Obtain Social Security Disability 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.
Publish Date: 2011-02-25 - Updated: 2022-05-31
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.
Publish Date: 2011-02-24
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.
Publish Date: 2011-02-17 - Updated: 2022-06-01
Help Winning a Disability Benefits Claim
Filing for social security disability benefits means providing evidence that you have a disability.
Publish Date: 2011-02-09 - Updated: 2013-06-16
How Does the SSA Decide - Determining Disability
Eligibility for Social Security disability benefits is actually determined by workers at the state level.
Publish Date: 2011-02-03
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.
Publish Date: 2011-01-31
SSI Benefits for Young Adults
Disability benefits for children are different than disability benefits for adults who have been disabled since childhood.
Publish Date: 2011-01-30
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.
Publish Date: 2011-01-19 - Updated: 2013-06-16
Impact of Social Security Disability Income on Other Benefits
Examines differing requirements between Social Security programs, and how submitting multiple applications may impact eligibility.
Publish Date: 2011-01-13 - Updated: 2022-07-02
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.
Publish Date: 2010-12-23
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.
Publish Date: 2010-12-16
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.
Publish Date: 2010-12-13
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.
Publish Date: 2010-12-08
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.
Publish Date: 2010-11-21
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.
Publish Date: 2010-11-19
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.
Publish Date: 2010-11-17
Increasing the Retirement Age for Social Security
Increasing life expectancy has led to an expansion of lifetime benefits and system costs.
Publish Date: 2010-10-25
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.
Publish Date: 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.
Publish Date: 2010-10-16
Social Security Fast-Track Disability Processes Get Even Faster
New Rules Will Further Speed Benefits to Tens of Thousands of Americans with Disabilities.
Publish Date: 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.
Publish Date: 2010-10-13
$500 Million in Suspended Disability Benefits Returned
Social Security Administration wrongfully denied eligible beneficiaries because they believed applicants were wanted felons.
Publish Date: 2010-10-05
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.
Publish Date: 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.
Publish Date: 2010-09-30
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.
Publish Date: 2010-09-13 - Updated: 2018-01-26
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.
Publish Date: 2010-09-05
U.S. Social Security $2.6 Trillion Dollar Surplus
Social Security is far from bankrupt with a $2.6 trillion dollar surplus.
Publish Date: 2010-09-04 - Updated: 2015-01-15
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.
Publish Date: 2010-09-03 - Updated: 2015-07-22
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.
Publish Date: 2010-08-28
Are You Eligible for Social Security Disability Benefits
Current estimates by SSA note that it takes three to five months to process the application.
Publish Date: 2010-08-25
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.
Publish Date: 2010-08-13
Social Security's 75th Anniversary
Social Security Administration provides an invaluable service to Americans who retire or who can no longer work.
Publish Date: 2010-08-12 - Updated: 2013-06-17
Americans Plan to Rely on Social Security
85% oppose cutting Social Security to reduce the deficit as program celebrates 75th anniversary.
Publish Date: 2010-08-11
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.
Publish Date: 2010-07-26
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.
Publish Date: 2010-07-23
Debt Commission Threatening Social Security and Obama's Own Party
Excuse for the Debt Commission to cut the program despite Social Security solvency.
Publish Date: 2010-06-28
Fibromyalgia and Social Security Disability Benefit Payments
Information for people with Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome regarding applying and obtaining Social Security Disability Benefit Payments.
Publish Date: 2010-06-26 - Updated: 2020-03-30
Arthritis Sufferers Applying For Disability Benefits
Arthritis diagnosis and medical treatment are key factors in an application for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI).
Publish Date: 2010-06-16 - Updated: 2013-06-17
Liver Disease - Applying for Social Security Disability Benefits
Information regarding liver disease, includes how to apply for and qualify for Social Security Disability benefits.
Publish Date: 2010-05-25 - Updated: 2017-05-09
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.
Publish Date: 2010-05-24
Depression and Social Security Disability Benefits
Common disabling depression symptoms and how to apply for Social Security benefits if you are disabled by depression.
Publish Date: 2010-05-04 - Updated: 2013-06-08
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.
Publish Date: 2010-05-04 - Updated: 2018-04-05
Fast Processing of Social Security Disability Claims
Initiatives to expedite Social Security Disability Insurance benefits to thousands of individuals.
Publish Date: 2010-04-29 - Updated: 2013-08-21
Social Security Disability Insurance Backlogs - 10 Worst States
10 States Top List of Worst for Social Security Disability Insurance Backlogs.
Publish Date: 2010-04-15 - Updated: 2013-06-17
U.S. Social Security Releases Open Government Plan
Commissioner of U.S. Social Security announces that the agency has released its Open Government plan.
Publish Date: 2010-04-07 - Updated: 2010-07-11
Backlog Continues in 2010 for SSDI Claims
The average processing time for a Social Security disability claim is approximately three months.
Publish Date: 2010-03-12 - Updated: 2013-06-16
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.
Publish Date: 2010-03-12 - Updated: 2013-06-16
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.
Publish Date: 2010-03-11
Social Security Hearings Backlog Falls
Social Security has actively addressed the hearings backlog and increased the capacity to hold more hearings.
Publish Date: 2010-03-02
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.
Publish Date: 2010-02-26
Ending Furloughs of Federally Funded State Employees
Furloughing disability examiners is incomprehensible under any circumstances.
Publish Date: 2010-02-25
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.
Publish Date: 2010-02-11 - Updated: 2016-06-13
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.
Publish Date: 2010-02-08 - Updated: 2013-06-17
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.
Publish Date: 2010-02-01 - Updated: 2015-04-19
When Should I Take Social Security Benefits
Questions to consider as to when you should take social security benefits.
Publish Date: 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.
Publish Date: 2010-01-23 - Updated: 2010-07-09
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.
Publish Date: 2009-12-11
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.
Publish Date: 2009-11-26
Estimating Social Security Disability (SSDI) Benefits
Self-assessment tool to help people calculate SSDI disability benefits through the Social Security Administration.
Publish Date: 2009-10-21 - Updated: 2010-09-13
Social Security Administration Disability Backlog Lowered
Senator Tom Harkin commended Social Security Administration for ending year with fewer disability hearings.
Publish Date: 2009-10-03
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.
Publish Date: 2009-08-26 - Updated: 2013-06-17
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.
Publish Date: 2009-07-31 - Updated: 2017-01-25
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.
Publish Date: 2009-06-20
Social Security Disability Backlog Worsens
The Social Security Disability Insurance application process is experiencing a huge crunch right now.
Publish Date: 2009-06-01 - Updated: 2016-06-13
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.
Publish Date: 2009-05-18 - Updated: 2013-06-17
More Women Turning to Social Security Disability Benefits
More working mothers are becoming disabled and losing their ability to support their families.
Publish Date: 2009-05-05 - Updated: 2013-06-17
Information for Social Security Disability Applicants Seeking Representation
Questions answers and information for Social Security Disability Applicants Seeking Representation.
Publish Date: 2009-04-20 - Updated: 2013-06-17
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.
Publish Date: 2009-03-28 - Updated: 2016-06-13
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.
Publish Date: 2009-03-27
Social Security Disability Benefits Not Easy Even After Approval
Even after getting approval for Social Security disability benefits people can run into hurdles.
Publish Date: 2009-03-24 - Updated: 2013-06-17
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.
Publish Date: 2009-03-18 - Updated: 2013-06-17
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.
Publish Date: 2009-03-14 - Updated: 2017-01-25
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.
Publish Date: 2009-03-12 - Updated: 2011-03-19
US Social Security Disability Benefits Answers
Answers to common questions regarding Social Security Disability Benefits in the United States.
Publish Date: 2009-03-02
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.
Publish Date: 2009-02-26 - Updated: 2013-06-17
U.S. SSA Compassionate Allowances List
Social Security Compassionate allowance benefits are fast-tracked for diseases and medical conditions that invariably qualify under the listing of impairments.
Publish Date: 2009-02-24 - Updated: 2023-01-27
Disability Payments for Back Conditions
Disabling back conditions enable a citizen to recover disability income from the Federal Government.
Publish Date: 2009-02-24 - Updated: 2010-07-04
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.
Publish Date: 2009-02-19 - Updated: 2010-01-16
Social Security SSI Disability Application Tips
Tips for those applying for Social Security SSI Disability including ensuring the disability application is completely filled out and all supporting medical evidence submitted.
Publish Date: 2009-02-16 - Updated: 2022-03-16
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.
Publish Date: 2009-01-31 - Updated: 2013-06-14
Social Security Disability Applications Reaches 2.6 Million
US Disability applications now number 2.6 million according to the Social Security Administration .
Publish Date: 2009-01-30 - Updated: 2016-06-13
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.
Publish Date: 2009-01-23 - Updated: 2016-06-13
Applying for Social Security Disability Payments
Facts people with disabilities need to know about applying for Social Security Disability in 2009.
Publish Date: 2009-01-12 - Updated: 2010-06-27
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.
Publish Date: 2009-01-05 - Updated: 2016-06-13
U.S. State Rankings for Disability Backlogs
U.S. state rankings based on the growing backlog in the federal Social Security Disability Insurance.
Publish Date: 2008-03-18 - Updated: 2013-06-17
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