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Social Security Disability Archives

Long-term disability application leads to Supreme Court privacy case p2

We are continuing our discussion of a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision. The case started with a man, HIV-positive and near death, applying for Social Security disability benefits. It ended with a majority decision that the Privacy Act does not allow damages for mental and emotional distress claims.

Doctors decry lax Social Security Disability evaluation guidelines

Wisconsin workers who suffer from severe workplace injuries or other disabling medical conditions may be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits. Disability benefits are available as a type of insurance benefit for workers that have paid into the national disability insurance system and are no longer able to work due to a disability. Supplemental Security Income benefits are similar to disability benefits and available to individuals with short or nonexistent work histories.

Social Security disability gets 3.6 percent boost

Starting January 2012, Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) will increase by a modest 3.6 percent due to an increase in the Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA), the first increase to COLA since 2009. The increase is good news for Wisconsin residents. According to the Social Security Administration, as of Dec. 2010, over 107,000 Wisconsin residents received some form of Social Security assistance.

Rural areas depend more on Social Security Disability Income

The national debt is in the news a lot these days and a part of the conversation is how to lower federal spending by adjusting Social Security programs including Social Security Disability Income. Any changes in Social Security programs would disproportionately affect rural areas of Wisconsin because rural areas across the United States generally depend more on Social Security benefits than urban areas like Milwaukee.

Adult baby cleared of Social Security Disability Fraud

Investigations into Social Security Disability fraud are important because investigations help reexamine who should properly receive disability benefits. People who are not legally entitled to receive Social Security Disability but still receive benefits harm the system for people in Wisconsin and elsewhere who legitimately need disability benefits. One man who lives as an "adult baby" has recently been cleared of Social Security Disability Income fraud.

SSA judges advised to slow review of Social Security Disability applications

Workers in the New Berlin area and other areas of Wisconsin who are not able to work because of disability may be familiar with the long review process for Social Security Disability Insurance. A directive given by managers at the Social Security Administration did not help approval times when Social Security Disability judges and workers were told to slow down the review process on purpose.

Man who crashed into SSA office awarded disability benefits and may lose them

We all want to be responsible for our own livelihoods, but life can become difficult when a disability prevents someone from achieving that goal. What can be even more stressful is a long and drawn out Social Security Disability Income application process. Sometimes, folks who go through the application process for disability benefits are rejected and that can make a terrible situation feel even worse. One man's episode of frustration may now threaten his disability benefits.

Mistaken deaths temporarily stop disability benefits - Part 2

During our last post, we wrote about how thousands of Americans are incorrectly reported as dead to the Social Security Administration. The mistaken death reports, though made innocently, have a real and detrimental impact on those who receive Social Security Disability Income and other federal benefits. Last time we also spoke about the story of one woman who was mistakenly reported as dead, and this time we will talk about what can be done if the same thing happens to you.

Mistaken deaths temporarily stop disability benefits - Part 1

Every year thousands of Americans are incorrectly reported as dead to the Social Security Administration. The mistakenly reported information of people who have actually passed can seriously impact the lives of individuals who receive Social Security Disability Income. In this post and the next, we will discuss the story of one woman whose disability benefits were terminated because of mistaken information and talk about what you can do if it happens to you.

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