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SAVE Benefits Act May Help Social Security Beneficiaries

What is being done to restore Social Security cost of living adjustments? Before the 2016 election, Congressional lawmakers were said to be considering a measure, the Seniors and Veterans Emergency (SAVE) Act, to assist social security beneficiaries who were denied cost of living adjustments (COLA)…

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Civil Service Retirement Disability

Who is eligible for Civil Service Retirement Disability? If you believe you are entitled to Civil Service Retirement Disability from the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS), you will have to provide your employing agency with documents supporting your claims of medical disability. Be prepared for…

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Receiving Social Security Disability Benefits for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

What do I have to do in order to receive SSD for my PTSD? The modern world — with its superabundance of wars, terrorist attacks, and natural catastrophes — creates an environment in which cases of PTSD are all too common. Veterans, victims of attacks,…

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Reducing the Social Security Backlog—Will New Steps Help or Hurt?

How will procedural changes affect individuals applying for SSDI? For those who become disabled, making ends meet can be an ordeal. And waiting for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits to be approved is another obstacle for those already coping with serious injuries or illnesses. Currently…

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Improving Your Chances of Being Approved for SSDI Benefits

What can you do to reduce the chances of an SSDI denial? Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is a benefit provided by the government to those that are unable to engage in any substantial gainful activity due to an impairment or illness. That is, make…

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Need Social Security Disability Benefits? Get in Line

Why are the wait times so long for obtaining disability benefits? Nothing is for certain, or so it’s been said, and anyone can become disabled at any time and not be able to work. Fortunately, the Social Security Administration provides disability benefits to those who…

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Claiming Social Security and Medicare

Can I receive Social Security and Medicare benefits simultaneously? The Social Security Administration recently celebrated “National my Social Security Week” which was aimed at raising awareness for individuals to set up online accounts with the SSA. By so doing, they can be provided with access…

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Applying for SSI or SSDI

How does one apply for the government benefits of Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)? If you are disabled and unable to work you may feel hopeless, but there are a number of government-administered benefits offered to help those in your…

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Interesting Facts about Social Security Disability Insurance

What groups benefit the most from Social Security Disability Insurance? is a government run program that helps millions of people across the country. If you are disabled, according to the Social Security Administration’s definition, and you cannot work, you are likely entitled to a monthly…

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FAQ: Understanding Recent Changes to Social Security Claiming Strategies

What changes were made by Congress to Social Security “files and suspend” claims? In 2015, Congress voted to make some sweeping changes to Social Security laws – primarily those impacting retiring Baby Boomers and their portfolios. The following answers some general questions about the changes.…

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