The Social Security Administration Will No Longer Use the “R-word”

The Social Security Administration will no longer be using the words “mental retardation” when it comes to people with “intellectual disability” in its official Listing of Impairments. Peter Berns, CEO of The Arc says, “Changing how we talk about people with disabilities is a critical step in promoting and protecting their basic civil and human…

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Disabled Veterans To Receive Expedited Claim Benefits

The Social Security Administration announced that it would be processing applications for veterans with a rating of 100% Permanent and Total disability much faster. This is great news for the many disabled veterans who have had trouble getting their disability payments. Social Security plans on treating these veteran’s application as high priority, and swiftly making…

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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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A Workshop To Help Maximize Your Social Security Benefits

With the economy and needs of consumers changing, its becoming more and more important to make the most of Social Security benefits. A few simple tips may help those preparing to start their Social Security benefits save thousands of dollars, and for those already receiving their benefits, there may be ways to increase benefits in…

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Gay and Lesbian Couples Eligible for Social Security Benefits

The Social Security Administration announced on December 16th, 2013, that married gay and lesbian Americans, whose same-sex spouses had recently died, are now eligible to collect social security survivor benefits. According to acting Commissioner Carolyn W. Colvin, Social Security had begun processing claims of surviving members of same-sex marriages and paying out benefits wherever they…

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Social Security Fund Expected to Wipe Out in 2033! Ride the Wave!

It’s a scary projection, but the Social Security Administration’s website claims the Social Security Fund will be depleted by 2033! This basically leaves only twenty years for the system to change and everyone knows these kinds of changes moves at a snails pace. One thing is for certain and that’s the probable influx of career…

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Social Security Disability Abuse

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…

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Does the Social Security Administration Have a Good Accuracy Rate?

Valdosta, Lowndes County, Georgia. Photo: Michael Rivera    There have been buzzing rumors of Social Security benefits being distributed to the wrong people, as well as reports of people committing Social Security fraud.  The Wall Street Journal has also made it clear that over 1,500 deceased were receiving a total of $31 million in benefits.…

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The Truth About Social Security

Photo: WikiMedia Commons   If you only knew the mechanics behind Social Security. Many of you out there – actually a third of workers – expect to receive Social Security benefits when hitting the retirement age.  You expect SS to be your primary source of income. Guess what? The Social Security Administration has gone on…

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Night of the Living Social Security Benefits

Sure, Social Security spending is dwindling down to nada.  Sure, everyone’s panicking about benefits running out and what can be done to properly distribute them.  But…did you know that over 31 million dollars have been paid off to the dead? A recent audit has illustrated that 1,546 deceased had been receiving benefits for up to…

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