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November 2011 Archives

Social Security Administration Announces 13 New Compassionate Allowance Conditions

In October 2011, the Commissioner of the Social Security Administration (SSA), Michael J Astrue, announced that the SSA was adding 13 new disabilities to the list of Compassionate Allowance conditions. By adding additional Compassionate Allowances, the SSA will make the process of applying for Social Security disability benefits easier and more efficient for some people.

Bill Seeks to Remove Waiting Period for Terminally Ill SSD Applicants

The trauma of a terminal diagnosis is often compounded by the realization that one is no longer well enough to earn a living on his or her own. Although it is only a slight balm to an otherwise life-shattering situation, the federal government tries to alleviate some of this stress by providing Social Security disability benefits to Americans with life-threatening conditions.

Social Security Recipients Get Benefit Increase

In October 2011, the Social Security Administration (SSA) announced that Social Security benefit recipients will receive a cost of living adjustment (COLA) for the first time since 2009. Those who receive Social Security disability benefits should know by how much their benefits will increase and how the SSA calculated the increase.

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