Prostate Cancer Added to Compassionate Allowances List

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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 benefit decisions. In addition to prostate cancer, 12 other types of cancers, as well as other disorders that affect the […]

Can the Social Security Administration Look at My Social Media Accounts?

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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, including to social media policies, to review applicants. Rep. James Lankford and Rep. Jackie Speier said Social Security Administration […]

SSA Cuts Have Led to Busy Signals and Customer Services Issues

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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 $70 million annually, with Americans given the option to check statements online. In addition, the SSA […]