In their budget proposal for 2016, SSA has requested new legislation. They would like to make it mandatory for any organization paying workers' compensation benefits to report that fact to them. SSA does take workers' comp benefits into account when calculating benefit amounts. They use a system to make these calculations that is slightly more complicated than the method for turning lead into gold. This new requirement would not be unique. SSA gathers information from the IRS, for example, regarding wages a disability applicant might have earned. The issue with this proposed regulation would be whether it is more work than it is worth. A lot of different groups pay workers' compensation benefits. Most States have some sort of compensation fund. But there are also many, many private insurance companies who are in the game. This new reporting requirement would mean lots of new paperwork and take a lot of employee time. Would SSA recoup enough money to make it worthwhile? Is this a solution in search of a problem?
About the Author
Since 1992, I have been helping the people of Southern Arizona get the benefits they are due. Before devoting all my efforts to assisting people with Social Security disability claims, I also handled such complex lawsuits as medical malpractice and products liability. I brought to my Social Security cases all the skills and attention to detail that I developed in the courtroom. I approach each Social Security disability case as if it were a million-dollar lawsuit. For the people trying to get Social Security benefits, their claim is every bit as important. Because I have personally handled so many Social Security cases, I have refined the skills I need to win your case for you. I have helped people win cases for every kind of ailment from arthritis to valley fever. At present, I am focused on helping those persons with neurological and orthopedic disorders. Because claims for people over age fifty bring additional complications, I particularly seek out those cases to work on. I regularly write about back and spine conditions on my blog. I actively seek out the latest information about orthopedic and neurological disorders to ensure I can represent my clients as effectively as possible. Because of my current focus, I regret that I am not able to take any cases for mental disorders. If you are over age fifty and suffer from any orthopedic or neurological disorder, please contact me at once.