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Trustee Report States Social Security is Not Going Broke

By Ken Marks | June 24, 2013 |

The Social Security Trustees is trying to be put citizens at ease. This past May they released an annual report covering Social Security Finances.  The report states: not to worry, we can count on Social Security benefits. At least until 2033. With their in-depth look the report says that 100 percent of promised benefits will…

Make Sure You Decide When It’s Right to Start Accepting Social Security Benefits

By Ken Marks | June 17, 2013 |

As many approach the official US retirement age…a concern tempts the mind: when is right to start accepting Social Security benefits? With the engulfing county-wise deficit issue, and Social Security benefits already depleting, senior citizens are growing impatient…nervous. Here are the three options they have to consider…either they take their Social Security benefits early, they…

Your Social Security Number is on the Internet!

By Ken Marks | June 12, 2013 |

A new investigative report from Scripps Howard News Service has frightened many US citizens.  It turns out that personal information received from a government phone program has been exposed to the Internet.  The personal information includes Social Security numbers, birth dates, home addresses and copies of welfare cards. Scripps reporter Isaac Wolf says, “”They have…

Social Security Disability Insurance Unlawfully Administered by Judges

By Ken Marks | June 10, 2013 |

Social Security Disability Insurance is on the fritz.  And sometimes people who are suffering from impairments that prevent them from working are left screwed and unglued even though they fully qualify for the insurance. Why? Well, time is a deciding factor when it comes to eligibility.  The uncertainty can lead the applicants to a panic…

Vets Fear Disability Claim Changes

By Ken Marks | June 5, 2013 |

With politicians finally challenging the long-term debt problem, veterans are uniting to prevent them from making any serious changes to disability payments. Veterans are currently fearing receiving smaller rations…believing that the government owes them their due for sacrificing their lives in war…or the bigger fear: being cut off completely. The American Legion’s Louis Celli speaks,…

Social Security Disability Claims Spiraling Out of Control

By Ken Marks | June 3, 2013 |

Social Security Disability claims are skyrocketing.  In 2011, the US government paid more than 23 million Americans about $250 billion in disability claims.  And with claim money running out in 2016, politicians are being forced to raise taxes, cut the benefits, or dip into the Social Security funds for more dough. Why is this happening? …

Lawyers Release Info on Bumble Bee Employee’s Death

By Ken Marks | May 29, 2013 |

If anyone recalls, last October it was all over the news that a Bumble Bee Foods employee had been cooked to death in an industrial oven.  Personal injury lawyers handled the case and now a report has been releases describing what exactly went down. Jose Melena, 62, had been ordered by his supervisor to load…

Hackers Obtain Over a Million Social Security and Driver’s License Numbers

By Ken Marks | May 27, 2013 |

Talk about a scare… Washington Officials have let out the news that the Washington State Court system has been hacked into.  What this means is that your driver’s license number along with millions of others’, including Social Security numbers, has fallen into the wrong hands. The data accessed allows the hackers to commit financial fraud,…

Judge Tackles Court Case Against Lawyers with Star Trek References

By Ken Marks | May 22, 2013 |

With the upcoming sequel to director J.J. Abram’s Star Trek reboot premiering a few weeks away, everyone’s prepping to boldly go where previous installments of the space series has gone before.  On that list is none other than U.S. District Judge Otis Wright. During a trail that had lawyers chasing after illegal porn downloaders, Wright…

What if Obama Cuts Social Security?

By Ken Marks | May 20, 2013 |

Many are worried about President Obama’s vow to work with Republicans in terms of budget cuts.  His recently produced 2014 budget proposal hints at cutting well-deserved Social Security benefits in the future. With the way things are going, the Social Security program is going to run out of money in the next few decades anyway. …