Social Security Does Not Contribute to the Deficit

Social Security Does Not Contribute to the Deficit

Please see the following Forbes article which explains how Social Security does not contribute to the federal deficit despite some politicians claiming otherwise: https://www.forbes.com/sites/teresaghilarducci/2018/10/19/social-security-does-not-add-to-the-federal-deficit/#2b2c9ca20815 Learn More

Social Security Benefits to Increase in 2019

Each year we announce the annual cost-of-living adjustment (COLA). Usually there is an increase in the Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefit amount people receive each month, starting the following January. By law, federal benefits increase when the... Learn More

Social Security Disability Insurance: Entitlement or Benefit?

  When The Social Security Act of 1935 established the Social Security Administration (SSA), its purpose was the provision of public assistance for the aged, blind and dependent children. The program contained no provisions for people suffering from disabilities that... Learn More

Understanding Withholding from My Paycheck

Taxes & More: Where Does The Money Taken Out of You Paycheck Go? We all remember that first paycheck. We carefully calculated our hourly rate or the two week portion of our annual salary to estimate the total amount we... Learn More

Is Social Security Going Away?

Since 1935, Social Security has been a factor in an American’s plan for retirement. Since 1954, people have also assumed the program would provide a livable wage if they became too disabled to support their families. However, in the current... Learn More

Social Security Disability Eligibility and Medicare

When a worker becomes too disabled to hold a job that supports his family, he also often loses any employee-provided health coverage. COBRA and private plans may be too expensive for a disabled worker when he is already struggling to... Learn More

Certain Social Security Claims are Faster

Disability Claims That Avoid the SSA Backlog With the backlog of Social Security Disability Insurance claims reaching a wait time averaging two years and effecting 1 million Americans, the Social Security Administration has special programs to allow the most critical... Learn More

What Happens if You Become Disabled?

A work accident, car wreck, or a serious disease diagnoses can all result in a person’s inability to provide for their family through gainful employment. As a safeguard for these situations, the government has provided an income to take care... Learn More

Why are There Deadlines When Filing, Appealing, or Re-applying a Disability Benefits Claim?

When it comes to Social Security Disability benefits, successfully documenting and providing the required evidence of an individual’s inability to find or maintain gainful employment due to health-related issues can be complicated and daunting. Because the Social Security Administration has... Learn More

Check My Disability Claim Status

Once a disability benefits claim has been filed with the Social Security Administration, the waiting begins. And as with most periods of waiting for anyone, this process specifically can make you feel as if your life is on hold until... Learn More