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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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Social Security Disability Claims Rising Means We’re All in Trouble

The Congressional Budget Office says we’re in trouble: Social Security is becoming as dependable as Velcro holding up the Empire State Building.  Social Security spending is going to double over the next decade with social security disability appeals rising sky high. Planning to retire?  Looks like you’re screwed and unglued.  Unless the federal government gets…

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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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Social Security Disability Insurance Runs Out in 2016

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…

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Mental Illness and Applying for Social Security Disability Insurance

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…

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Social Security Disability Claims Spiraling Out of Control

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? …

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Dimwitted Woman From Dimmitt Involved in Social Security Scam

Belinda Kirby, the co-owner of a Dimmitt concrete company pleads guilty as charged for scamming with her brother-in-law to illegally obtain $42,000 in Social Security disability payments. Kirby had asked Ricki Dale Wilcox, her brother-in-law, to work for her company and claim to be disabled.  Subsequently, they avoided reporting wages to the Social Security Administration,…

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