Category Archives: Social Security Disability News

NO SOCIAL SECURITY COLA 2016

The Social Security Administration has announced that there will not be an automatic Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) for 2016. The press release is HERE

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THE 300 SPARTANS

In 480 BC, an outnumbered Greek force of 300 Spartans, along with others in the alliance of Greek city-states, attempted to stop the advance of the Persians to conquer Greece at Thermopylae. King Leonidas of Sparta led the 300 Spartans, to … Continue reading

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SOCIAL SECURITY OFFICE CLOSING: NOVEMBER 29, 2013

All Social Security offices will be closed to the public on the day after Thanksgiving, Friday, November 29, 2013, so that employees may work on backlog reduction.

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SOCIAL SECURITY COLA 2014

The Social Security Administration has announced the Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) for 2014. The increase is 1.5%. The press release is HERE

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GOVERNMENT SHUT DOWN AND HOW IT WILL AFFECT YOU

From the Social Security website, this is what Social Security is saying will be affected by the Government Shut Down: Important Information About the Federal Government Shutdown Due to the Federal Government Shutdown, Social Security field offices are open with … Continue reading

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OPEN LETTER FROM FORMER COMMISSIONERS OF SOCIAL SECURITY

NPR recently aired a piece called, “Unfit for Work: The Startling Rise of Disability in America”. In response to the piece aired on NPR, eight former Commissioners of Social Security have written an open letter, defending yet another attack on the … Continue reading

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Dear Administrative Law Judge:

For many months, correspondence to the ALJ assigned to hear a case, had to be addressed, “Dear Administrative Law Judge.” Why was it not addressed to the Judge by name? Social Security had adopted a policy of keeping secret the … Continue reading

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IT’S ABOUT TIME: INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY

Social Security has published a proposed change to the designation of conditions of impaired intellectual functioning, including low IQ testing results. For years Social Security has used “mental retardation.” It is now proposing to change that designation, in conformance with … Continue reading

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THE UNDESERVING POOR

On August 14, 1935, President Franklin Roosevelt signed into law the Social Security Act, saying, “We can never insure one-hundred percent of the population against one-hundred percent of the hazards and vicissitudes of life. But we have tried to frame a law … Continue reading

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COMPASSIONATE ALLOWANCES

Social Security  recognizes certain conditions that are so serious and so obviously disabling by their diagnosis, that the requirements for a finding of disability will clearly be met once the diagnosis is established by certain, identified tests and procedures. The conditions, … Continue reading

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