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Disability Applications Plunge as the Economy Strengthens

By Nelson D. Schwartz  June 19, 2018 For  The New York Times  The number of Americans seeking Social Security disability benefits is plunging, a startling reversal of a decades-old trend that threatened the program’s solvency. It is the latest evidence of a stronger economy pulling people back into the job market or preventing workers from being sidelined in […]

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This one number can mislead you when claiming Social Security

Lorie Konish for CNBC Published 9:01 AM ET Sat, 2 June 2018  Updated 11:59 AM ET Tue, 5 June 2018 It generally pays to wait to claim Social Security retirement benefits. That’s because the longer you delay — up until age 70 — the larger the monthly check you will receive. One key calculation to keep […]

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When a Long-Term Disability Insurance Company Can Take Social Security Disability Backpay

By Aaron Hotfelder for Long-term disability companies can reduce your benefits and charge you with an overpayment when you receive Social Security backpay. If you’re receiving long-term disability (LTD) insurance benefits under a group or individual LTD plan, your LTD insurance carrier will likely require you to file for Social Security disability benefits. That’s because […]

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Cancer and Compassionate Allowances

Social Security Supports People Battling Cancer Posted on June 4, 2018 by Jim Borland, Acting Deputy Commissioner for Communications for Social Security on  In 2018, more than a million people will be diagnosed with cancer around the world. This alarming statistic affects people and families everywhere. On June 3, 2018, we observed National Cancer Survivors Day in […]

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Updates to the Representative Payee Program

In April 2018, the President signed into law bipartisan Congressional legislation updating the Representative Payee program. Since 1939, the Act has allowed for Representative Payees for Social Security beneficiaries who have not been able to manage their own funds. That program has not been updated in many years until recent passage of this legislation. The […]