Find out how much you know about Social Security retirement and disability with this short quiz.
When Social Security asks you to update your file just before they schedule your hearing, you can safely ignore that request.
Getting another Social Security disability benefits hearing after a denial is increasingly less likely all the time. Here's what you can do about it.
Is who gets approved for Social Security disability really based on the merits of the cases? A new GAO study suggests the answer is no.
Turning ALJs into political appointees could have major consequences. Is it a good idea?
There is a chance that every disability decision ever made by a Social Security ALJ will have to be reheard. Here's why.
Congress has authorized Medicare to address the causes of health problems rather than only paying for the treatment of those problems. This is very good news for the disabled.
The fewest people since 2002 applied for Social Security disability last year. Some theories as to why.
Can I Collect Social Security Retirement Benefits On My Spouse's Earnings If I Have A Public Pension?
If you or your spouse are drawing a government pension, you might be in for an unwelcome surprise regarding Social Security retirment benefits.
Social Security's Office of the Inspector General (OIG) is authorized to conduct investigations into fraudulent claims. These investigations can cover both people getting Social Security disability benefits and those simply applying for them. It is more likely that OIG will look into claims that...
Will The so-called Right To Try law help the terminally ill?
The quality of the decisions made by ALJ in Social Security disability cases is plummeting. Here's why.
What the experts say about waiting a long time for a benefits may surprise you.
A Special Needs Trust can allow a disabled person who too much income and/or assets to collect SSI. Recent changes to SSA regulations make this even easier to do.
After 23 years, I move out of the only location my business has ever had.
A new drug based on marijuana could provide relief to sufferers of seizures. Let the FDA know if you think these people deserve a chance to try this new treatment.
Reopening a claim is rarely done, but in the right circumstances, it can be a way to get an error corrected without having to file an appeal. Find out how.
Even on SSI, there are ways to accumulate savings. Here are four of them.
It looks like we are talking about real money--but how about real improvements?
An online calculator will give you an idea what your monthly Social Security disability benefits would be. Hint: Not Much
Two new studies illustrate the differences between men and women in Social Security disability.
Periodically people call to ask if they can get more in Social Security benefits if their health declines. These are people who are already on Social Security disability but wish to get more each month. There is some logic in this, but, unfortunately Social Security disability does not work tha...
Can you judge the severity of a medical problem by the amount of medical treatment? A new study says no.
Cuts to the Social Security workforce will mean ever longer waits for service.
The rate at which Social Security denies disability appeals suggests something is very wrong with the process.