Social security disability articles include information about how to appeal an SSD denial and preparation for a hearing.

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Can I Receive Social Security Disability?

Social Security provides financial assistance for those with disabilities. People in these situations can apply for Social Security Disability (SSD) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Those who apply for and successfully receive Social Security…
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What Should I Know About Retirement Planning?

Preparing for retirement can be a complex process, but fortunately lawyers can ensure that those considering retirement have legally sound, effective retirement plans. Attorneys who specialize in elder law, estate planning law or probate law…

Who is Going to Be the Next Social Security Commissioner?

Acting Social Security Administration Commissioner Carolyn W. Colvin has been chosen to lead the agency permanently. Last month, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate Colvin to the job. Colvin has served as Deputy Commissioner…
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Prostate Cancer Added to Compassionate Allowances List

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has announced that it has added prostate cancer to the list of medical conditions allowed under its Compassionate Allowances (CAL) program. The program allows for the expedited process of disability…
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Can the Social Security Administration Look at My Social Media Accounts?

Several members of Congress said last month that the Social Security Administration and administrative law judges (ALJs) have not done a good job reviewing claims to determine if they are fraudulent. The representatives have proposed changes,…
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SSA Cuts Have Led to Busy Signals and Customer Services Issues

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has undergone a series of service cuts in order to save money, which has led to issues. According to Reuters, the agency stopped mailing annual statements in 2011 in a budget-cutting move that saves…
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Back Injuries Number One Cause of Disabilities

TIME Magazine reported recently that about 1 in 10 Americans suffer from lower back pain, making it the number one cause of job disability around the world. The magazine reported that Americans spend at least $50 billion each year on lower…
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Obama Administration Will Not Propose Chained-CPI Social Security Cuts

The White House confirmed recently that President Barack Obama would not push for a proposal that would reduce Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments. The Obama administration announced last…