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SSDI and SSI Filing News Updates

Social Security Administration Makes Changes to the System . But is it Really Getting any Easier to Receive Disability Benefits?

Posted May 3, 2006 | Press Release

Effective August 1, 2006, the Social Security Administration (SSA) will implement major changes in disability benefits programs. Though changes are aimed at getting benefits faster, they may be making it more complicated.

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Expand Social Security's Role in Retirement

Posted on Feb 07, 2006 | Kansas City Star

The rapid disappearance of corporate pensions should cause business leaders and government officials to take a new look at Social Security. It was designed originally to provide a floor for retirement rather than to be a complete system. It was one leg of a three-legged stool. The two other legs were company pensions and private savings...

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$125,000 Welfare Scam Ends in Jail

Posted on Feb 07, 2006 | Herald-Sun

A husband and wife have been jailed after falsely claiming more than $125,000 in welfare payments. Endeavour Hills couple Patrick, 57, and Jean Snow, 56, adopted false identities to claim extra social security benefits for six years.

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A New Front in Battle over Social Security

Posted on Feb 06, 2006 | www.Phillynews.com

On the grand scale, the battle over the prospective overhaul of Social Security has ended for now. Disputes continue, though, in the arena of the fine print.

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Drug Plan Adds to Social Security Woes

Posted on Feb 05, 2006 | LA TIMES

Social Security has been so overwhelmed helping seniors cope with the new Medicare drug program that other services are starting to suffer, a senior government official contends.

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Medical Conditions Subject to Review

Posted on Jan 29, 2006 | Sun-Sentinel

Q. I get Social Security disability benefits due to a severe stroke five years ago that left me partially paralyzed. I just found out Social Security is going to review my case. Why?

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Social Security Q & A

Posted on January 10, 2006 | Knight Ridder/Tribune News Service

Q: I am 53 years old and suddenly find that I will be caring for my 9-year-old granddaughter for the foreseeable future. I get Social Security disability benefits and want to know if my granddaughter would also be eligible for any benefits..

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Trial Work Period Helps Disabled Return to Job

Posted on January 10, 2006 | Knight Ridder/Tribune News Service

Q: I am getting Social Security disability benefits. If I try to return to work, will that affect my checks? I read that people on Social Security could earn up to $12,480, but I don't expect to make that much. F.M., Uniontown.

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Social Security Benefits May be Subject to Income Tax

Posted on January 10, 2006 | Knight Ridder/Tribune News Service

ANTHONY RENZONI

With tax season upon us, it is important to remember that some people who receive Social Security benefits will have to pay income taxes on them. At the end of each year, Social Security mails each beneficiary a Social Security benefit statement (Form SSA-1099) showing the amount of benefits received. This statement can be used when completing the federal income tax return.

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The Best Age to Start Social Security

Posted on January 10, 2006 | Money Central

To squeeze the most from Social Security, your decision on when to start collecting depends on whether you are married -- and whether you are a man or a woman.

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Social Security Q & A

Posted on January 10, 2006 | Knight Ridder/Tribune News Service

Every year millions of people apply for a Social Security number (SSN) or replacement card. It is important to know the rules for getting a new or replacement Social Security card before you apply. Here is a brief primer on what you need to know.

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National Social Security Council Rejects Latest Social Security Proposal as Horrendous Ploy

Posted on January 05, 2006 | PRNewswire

President of the National Social Security Council, Witold Skwierczynski, today rejected a proposal by the New America Foundation as a ploy that would open the door to privatizing Social Security.

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The U.S. Social Security Death Index

Posted on January 4, 2006 | Genealogy.about.com

The Social Security Death Index is a huge database containing vital information for more than 64 million people (primarily Americans) whose deaths were reported to the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA).

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