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April 2012 Archives

Next Year, All Federal Benefits Will Be Paid Electronically

On March 1, 2013, the phrase "the check is in the mail" will no longer apply to recipients of Social Security Disability or other government benefits. By that date, all recipients of those benefits will have their payments delivered electronically, either through direct deposit into a bank account or in the form of a debit card, instead of a paper check.

SSD Eligibility: Most Applicants Have Bona Fide Claims

In the last two blog posts, we discussed recent criticism of the Social Security Disability system. In this post, we will touch on one of the most common and perhaps most harmful statements people have been making about SSD: "Many Social Security Disability applicants do not deserve SSDI and are being mistakenly awarded it, costing taxpayers money."

SSD Decision-Makers: The Value of ALJs

In our last blog post, we discussed the uninformed criticism that Social Security Disability (SSD) administrative law judges have faced in the past year. In this post, we will look at the impact that various SSD decision-makers have on the program.

Administrative Law Judges and SSD Irrationally Under Fire

In the past few years, the media has been quick to question the value of the Social Security Disability (SSD) program. They have called attention to administrative law judges who award SSD in "too many cases;" have said that there has been an improper rise in SSD claims during the recession; and have criticized the SSD eligibility standards for illnesses and disorders recently defined by the Social Security Administration (SSA).

Bill Would Let Disabled Military Children Receive SSD, Survivor Benefits

A Virginia Congressman, Jim Moran, has introduced a bill that would allow severely disabled military children to receive survivor benefits without losing Social Security Disability (SSD). If passed, the bill would help families with special needs children pay the immense health care costs they face - some families pay more than $100,000 per year.

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