Hiring an SSDI Lawyer: What You Should Know

Applying for benefits from the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program can be a long and frustrating process. It isn’t unheard of for applicants to wait several months before getting a response from the Social Security Administration. This is where an SSDI attorney can help, but choosing the right one is important. Having an experienced…

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Seniors May Be Seeing Insufficient Increases in Social Security Benefits

Social Security is essential income for many senior citizens. As part of the program, cost-of-living adjustments (COLAs) are made on an annual basis. Each year, the COLA for Social Security benefits is calculated using the Consumer Price Index (CPI). However, some recipients feel that the CPI doesn’t accurately reflect the cost-of-living increases they deal with…

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10 Social Security Disability Insurance Myths Debunked

Social security disability insurance (SSDI) is a readily available program that offers ongoing financial help for those suffering from long-term disabilities. Unfortunately, not nearly as many people take advantage of the assistance this program can provide due to belief in a number of common SSDI myths, including these ten:

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2017 Brings A 0.3% Increase For Social Security Benefits

With days left to the National Elections, the topic of Social Security has entered further into the national consciousness. This was further enhanced by the recent announcement of a 0.3 percent increase for those receiving Social Security Benefits. This planned increase does not take place until 2017, but estimates of its impact on recipients are already…

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Where Should You Get Your Retirement Income?

One of the simplest investment truths is to not put all your eggs in one basket. Diversity is the key to having a financially successful retirement. There’s always a certain degree of risk you are taking when investing, so make sure you invest your retirement funds in multiple areas. Here are the optimal investment options…

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Is Obesity Covered By Disability?

It’s no surprise that the U.S. has been dealing with an obesity epidemic. With obese comes various serious health issues, but should obesity be cause for a disability claim? As of now 35% of the U.S. population have a BMI of at least 30 and are therefore in the obesity category.

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Avoid These Mistakes! Don’t Risk Your Financial Future

PBS’s Larry Kotlikoff recently gave advice to a man named John about his Social Security benefits. John had called Kotlikoff asking if Social Security had given him the right advice, and upon checking it out, Kotlikoff concluded that Social Security had not only given him the wrong advice, but had given him the worst possible…

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Social Security Administration Denies WWII Vet Benefits

Robina Asti, a 92-year old World War II veteran is fighting the Social Security Administration, who, following her husbands death, have denied her survivor benefits. The SSA says that she was a male at the time of the marriage, which nulls the marriage. Asti married Norwood Patton, her long-term partner, in 2004 in New York.…

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How Obesity Factors Into Social Security Disability Benefit Claims

If current trends continue, the obesity rate in California is expected to increase from 23.8 percent in 2011 to 46.6 percent in 2030. This epidemic is a growing concern in the United States, with an estimated 30 percent of the adult population suffering from obesity. This poses major health risks- in California alone, 800,000 cases…

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Are Social Security and Medicare “Entitlements”

The word “Entitlements” has recently come under a lot of scrutiny. The New York Times recently ran a great piece examining two different opinions on the word. Judith Abrams, a New York City reader, expressed her concern over The Time’s use of “Entitlements” to describe Social Security and Medicare. She believes that Social Security is…

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