The U.S. Senate's Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee recently published a rather eye-opening report outlining how a series of barriers have served to keep at least one out of every three disabled people living in poverty.
In our previous post, we discussed how those people who receive much-needed disability benefits from the Social Security Administration will periodically be called upon to participate in medical reviews. In general, these medical reviews are held to examine a person's disability status and, more importantly, ensure that there is no disruption in the administration of their benefits.
Last week, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management reported that the federal government succeeded in adding workers with disabilities to its workforce in the 2012 fiscal year. In fact, the addition of 16,653 employees with disabilities last year brings the level of such employment to its highest point in recent decades.
Prior to the government shutdown, the Social Security Administration announced that it was putting into effect a contingency plan that would create a buffer between the loss in federal funding and beneficiaries receiving SSD and SSI payments. But while the explanation given by SSA may be easily understood by lawmakers, it may not be as easily digestible for the rest of us across the nation.
A surprising class-action lawsuit out of California this month may have peaked the interest of some people here in Texas as well, especially those who may be immigrants filing for Social Security disability benefits and may need an interpreter to do so.
Because of the complexities of the Social Security Administration, we don’t fault our readers for having numerous questions when it comes to filing disability claims. As some of our readers may have already discovered from filing claims of their own, sometimes even SSA workers are not familiar with all of the rules and requirements involved in the system.