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Social Security Disability Abuse

By Ken Marks | October 23, 2013 |

Reports of unwarranted abuse of disability income by those involved in the program should come as no surprise.  With many folks laid off from their prospective jobs, many have turned to relying on the Social Security Disability Insurance – only under qualification.  The thing here is that the service may as well be retiled the…

Social Security Disability Insurance in the Red

By Ken Marks | October 16, 2013 |

Social Security Disability Insurance faces a major crisis: funds are depleting and cuts have to be made. The growth of SSDI was not an over night thing.  It’s been increasing for decades now.  Only now is when anyone has been taking notice.  But is it too late? Unemployment issues have also seen an increase in…

What Does Obamacare Offer Retirees?

By Ken Marks | October 14, 2013 |

Senior Citizens – and many retirees already benefiting from Social Security Retirement – come October 1st will be quickly enrolling for Medicare. But, hey, what happens if you’re already a retiree on Medicare?  What does the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, mean to you?  Matthew Eyles, executive vice president of a healthcare consulting…

Social Security Disability Insurance Runs Out in 2016

By Ken Marks | October 9, 2013 |

2035 is the year officials have targeted as the end of Social Security.  This means that it’s time for decisions to be made. But 2016 is the year they have to set their eyes on and quick: Social Security Disability Insurance is in the red.  Both SSDI and Old-Age & Survivors (OAS) share a funding…

Labor Unions Against the Affordable Care Act

By Ken Marks | October 7, 2013 |

Labor Unions are in panic mode.  Why?  They have poked into the Affordable care Act and don’t like what they have learned: in order to keep the “redistributional” medical care the Department of Health and Human Services will distribute delays or waivers from Obamacare. What this means is that it only allows treatments that are…

Federal Health Reform Soon in Effect

By Ken Marks | September 30, 2013 |

With sources depleting the federal health reform (aka the Affordable Care Act) will be going into full force come January 1st.  What that entails is the expansion of the Medi-Cal program to appease more than a million low-income California citizens who haven’t had access to medical care. The issue here is that there aren’t enough…

Medical Supply Business Owner Caught in Medicare Scheme

By Ken Marks | September 26, 2013 |

A man who had been submitting fraudulent $2.6 million Medicare scheme involving power wheelchairs and other equipment has pleaded guilty in federal court. Akinola Afolabi, the former owner of a medical equipment supply company in Long Beach, had been submitting false insurance claims on behalf of his company between 2006 and 2009.  Medicare paid out…

Mental Illness and Applying for Social Security Disability Insurance

By Ken Marks | September 23, 2013 |

Photo: Black Moon/WikiCommons If you suffer from mental illness, do you qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance?  Sure, why not?  I mean, you can’t go to work; you’re not going to be financially secure.  But there are a few things a candidate has to provide the government if they are indeed suffering from mental illness…

Social Security Scam in Puerto Rico Jails 70+

By Ken Marks | September 19, 2013 |

A two-year fraud investigation has turned up with results: over 70 people in Puerto Rico have been busted for distributing fake Social Security disability payments. Among the perpetrators are three doctors, an ex Social Security Admin employee and seventy-one people who made phony medical claims.  More than $2 million dollars is what these folks will…

Social Security Disability Insurance Depleting

By Ken Marks | September 16, 2013 |

The Social Security retirement fund is drying like a once-flourishing well.  By 2035 in order for folks to see some sort of pension, benefits have to be sliced.  But just a few years from now… 2016, to be exact… congress needs to start taking a look at Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). If you’ve lost…