What Social Security Benefits?
The Social Security Administration (SSA) and its Office of the Inspector General (OIG) announced that five new Cooperative Disability Investigations (CDI) Units opened across the country this week. Given that Social Security revenues exceeded outgo by $35 billion in 2016 alone, and that its trust funds hold combined assets of nearly $2.8 trillion, there is no need for lawmakers to so harshly restrict spending for SSA’s operating expenses. First it was the Department of Homeland Security, then it was the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and now the Social Security Administration is set to purchase 174,000 rounds of hollow point bullets that will be delivered to 41 locations across the country.
Starting March 17, 2014, veterans who have a VA compensation rating of 100% permanent and total (P&T) may receive expedited processing of applications for Social Security disability benefits. To this point, Social Security’s Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) hasn’t posted any information that I can find about the status of its hearing offices in the Houston area. There are two programs under the Social Security Act providing benefits for persons who are unable to work. Ask the Social Security representative to give you a receipt showing that you reported your work activity.
When applying, you will first need to determine if you are eligible for Social Security Disability, SSD, or Supplemental Security Income, SSI. It is strictly a paper review in which the program physician or psychologist usually has no contact with the claimant. I arrived 15 minutes before they opened and was greeted by the nice security guy who asked what I was in for and got a number…i just got married and needed to change my name because it is the name I use in my business..etc. When it comes to the nation’s most important social programs for seniors, Social Security is arguably at the top of the list.
You do not need a new application or disability determination to receive a Social Security disability benefit during the EPE. That may sound like welfare reform, but the program isn’t welfare for the poor; it’s insurance for workers who pay into Social Security through payroll taxes. Decisions made by Daugherty from 2005 through 2011 to award disability benefits to claimants cost Social Security more than $2.5 billion, according to the report. The Social Security Administration has many resources available on the web site which you can use as a guide.
We are announcing that the assessment percentage rate under sections 206(d) and 1631(d)(2)(C) of the Social Security Act (Act), 42 U.S.C. 406(d) and 1383(d)(2)(C), is 6.3 percent for 2017. If your medical or financial condition is becoming urgent, gather documentation to that effect and send it to Social Security. Making matters even more precarious, the elderly American population in this country is set to explode, given the retirement of baby boomers and an improvement in medical care, medicines, and medical care access. Some people with disabilities can change careers or work shorter hours in order to adjust to their conditions.