Social Security Disability Insurance Becomes Subject of Reform

By |2017-08-30T18:28:35+00:00February 4th, 2016|Social Security|

Small changes to Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) are expected, but are just not going to be enough, according to U.S. Senators James Lankford (R-Oklahoma) and Joe Manchin (D-West Virginia). In a letter they wrote last week, the alterations in the budget agreement constructed last year will only be like “band-aids” for the program’s fiscal [...]

Three New Bills Aimed at Improving SSDI Program

By |2017-08-30T19:26:14+00:00August 13th, 2015|Social Security|

Two senators have recently introduced legislation that is aimed at improving the quality of the Social Security Disability Insurance Program. As it is expected that the reserve fund will be depleted by next year, the purpose of these bills is to ensure that funds are being used legitimately. A 20% cut is currently scheduled for [...]

Recent Survey Indicates Large Percentage of Fibromyalgia Patients Not Receiving Disability Benefits

By |2017-08-30T20:10:31+00:00May 1st, 2015|Social Security|

Anyone with fibromyalgia knows how debilitating the condition is, and how difficult it is to perform job functions that you may have been able to previously. While the condition affects 5 million adults, only 25 percent are receiving disability benefits. A recent survey conducted by has found that out of the 316 participants, 60% [...]

Executive Seeks Fund Reallocation to Address Social Security Disability

By |2017-08-30T20:18:28+00:00March 6th, 2015|Social Security|

The United States Social Security Disability Insurance program, which provides benefits to over 11 million Americans, could be cut by nearly 20 percent. According to reports from the Social Security Administration Board of Trustees released in July 2014, the Social Security trust fund, which finances the federal program, is projected to be depleted by the [...]

NY Senator Introduces Bill to Help Alleviate Financial Burden on Americans with Disabilities

By |2017-08-30T20:31:00+00:00October 10th, 2014|Social Security|

Senator Charles Schumer has recently introduced a new piece of legislation to the United States Senate. The proposed bill aims to assist New Yorkers with disabilities and their families in their preparations for the future. The bill, titled, Achieving a Better Life Experience Act (ABLE) creates a tax-advantage savings account for people with disabilities. According [...]

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