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Social Security Disability Insurance: A Federal Safety Net

Many people don’t realize that when they pay into the Social Security fund through payroll deductions, they not only invest in future retirement benefits, but also in the Social Security Disability Insurance program. SSDI benefits are monthly cash payments to people who are unable to work, meet the official definition of disability and who meet […]

SSA Increases Compassionate Allowances: 13 New Conditions Added

The U.S. Social Security Administration offers services to disadvantaged and underprivileged segments of the American public. These segments include the disabled, the elderly and the chronically ill. It also seeks to provide millions of Americans with healthcare through Medicare and Medicaid programs, as well as provide supplemental income for people who need help purchasing basic […]

SSA Increases Oversight of Judges in Disability Determinations

In an effort to improve consistency in the disability determination process, the Social Security Administration recently announced plans to step up its oversight of the administrative law judges who are responsible for awarding or denying disability benefits. The Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program provides financial benefits to people who are unable to work because […]

SSDI Can Help When It’s Impossible To Work

After working for decades, it can be hard for Californians to have to give up a job because of health problems. Unfortunately, as America’s population ages, some age-related medical conditions can result in disabilities that render afflicted persons unable to continue working. Fortunately, the Social Security Disability Insurance program provides benefits for workers who find […]