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January 2014 Archives

Compassionate Allowances conditions expanded by SSA to 225

Without a doubt, one of the primary criticisms concerning the process of securing Social Security disability benefits is the amount of time that applicants must often wait for decisions, something that can drag on for months.

New blood test used to detect mental disabilities cleared by FDA

The Food and Drug Administration -- the federal agency dedicated to "advancing the public health by helping to speed innovations that make medicines more effective, safer, and more affordable" -- recently made a very important announcement that could have a major impact on the area of Social Security Disability benefits for mental conditions.

Were Social Security recipients affected by Target data breach?

One of the more widely reported stories over the 2013 holiday season concerned the massive data theft from the retail chain Target, a situation that more than likely served to put a damper on festivities for millions of people.

Forgiveness of federal student loans and SSD

For many years, credit card debt ranked as one of the foremost financial challenges facing Americans. However, things have changed rather dramatically over the last decade such that credit card debt has been largely supplanted by federal student loan debt.