News in Social Security Disability

TRUMP BUDGET PROPOSES $64 BILLION IN SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY CUTS

By Mary Johnson, editor President Trump’s budget includes $64 billion in cuts from the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program over the next 10 years despite the President’s repeated campaign promises that he would not touch Social Security benefits. Trump’s budget Director Mick Mulvaney justified the cuts, arguing that SSDI was not technically part of […]

Disability backlog Tops 1 Million; Thousands Die on Waitlist

Disability backlog tops 1M; thousands die on waitlist AP September 17, 2017, 9:05 AM This Friday, Jan. 11, 2013 file photo, shows the Social Security Administration’s main campus is seen in Woodlawn.   WASHINGTON — More than 1 million Americans await a hearing to see whether they qualify for disability benefits from Social Security, with […]

Population Health Management Could Cut US Disability Spending

Population Health Management Could Cut US Disability Spending From: https://healthitanalytics.com/news/population-health-management-could-cut-us-disability-spending Stakeholders interested in reducing spending on disabilities caused by chronic disease may wish to invest in basic population health management, a new study suggests. Source: Thinkstock April 05, 2017 – As healthcare providers, insurance companies, and government agencies search for more creative ways to reduce spending on […]

The Trumpcare Disaster: What it Means for Social Security Disability Claimants, and Why You Need the Best Social Security Disability Attorney

The Trumpcare Disaster The New York Times posted this opinion piece after the House narrowly passed the AHCA.  Many Social Security Disability claimants will be part of the millions of people that will lose health insurance if the AHCA is signed into law. If you are one of these people, you should retain the best […]

Online SSI Claims Coming On March 25 — For Some People

Online SSI Claims Coming On March 25 — For Some People From Emergency Message EM-17008: This Emergency Message explains the policy and procedures associated with enhancements to the online benefit application (iClaim) scheduled for release on March 25, 2017.  … For this first release, applicants applying online for Disability Insurance Benefits (DIB) who answer “Yes” to […]

Trump’s budget director revives a fact-free conservative attack on disability recipients

Trump’s budget director revives a fact-free conservative attack on disability recipients Beaming with satisfaction, Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney took an uninformed swipe Sunday at the Social Security Disability program. (CBS) Michael HiltzikContact Reporter Appearing Sunday on the CBS program “Face the Nation,” President Trump’s budget director, Mick Mulvaney, engaged in a […]

Just the Facts on Social Security’s Disability Programs

Just the Facts on Social Security’s Disability Programs From Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Our nation’s Social Security system provides peace of mind for all Americans. Not only does it provide the foundation for a secure retirement — it also protects nearly all American workers and their families against the possibility of a life-changing disability […]

The disturbing trend of people losing Social Security benefits to student debt

The disturbing trend of people losing Social Security benefits to student debt  By Danielle Douglas-Gabriel December 20, 2016 at 12:23 PM Blank U.S. Treasury checks are seen on a roll at the Philadelphia Financial Center. Millions of older Americans are having their federal benefits garnished to repay student loan debt. (Matt Rourke/Associated Press) To recoup […]

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