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Social Security Disability

What Does Disability Mean?

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The average 20-year-old worker currently has a one-in-four chance of becoming disabled before reaching retirement age.  Social Security’s definition of disability is the inability to work because of a severe condition that is expected to last for at least one year or end in death. Social Security disability benefits help…

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SSA Appeals for $12.5 Billion

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Some Senators are encouraging their colleagues to provide President Trump’s request of $12.5 billion for the Social Security Administration’s administrative budget for fiscal year 2018 in any final appropriations bill.  They hope to reduce the disability appeals hearing backlog for Social Security Disability Insurance. Adequate funding for the SSA’s administrative…

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Social Security Raise

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The average retired worker will receive an additional $30 each month next year, since Social Security beneficiaries are expected to get a 2.2% cost of living increase. However, the trust fund that pays Social Security benefits is projected to run out by 2034, and the disability fund is expected to…

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