Category: Social Security Facts

EOY Assessment Of Social Security’s Budget And Financial Situation (Part 2)

Figure 1 shows Social Security’s income and cost rates over the next 75 years as reported in the 2020 Trustees Report. The average income rate did not change at all and the cost rate rose a tiny bit, leading to

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How Your Savings Balance Affects Your Social Security

The less personal savings you have going into retirement, the more reliant you’re apt to be on Social Security. Now there’s no single savings figure that guarantees you’ll be financially secure throughout your senior years, but as a general rule,

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The Office of Hearings Operations (OHO)

A Social Security application may end up in the Office of Hearings Operations (OHO). It is important to know about the OHO as your Social Security benefits may be decided by this department. The OHO employs Administrative Law Judges (ALJ)

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You May Receive A Negative Hearing Decision. Be Ready With A Qualified Social Security Attorney.

Important records needed for social security appeal

If you disagree with the hearing decision, you may ask for a review by the Social Security Appeals Council. The Appeals Council looks at all requests for review, but it may deny a request if it believes the hearing decision

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What is an ALJ?

Anyone involved in the Social Security Administration process of appeals and final decisions concerning American’s social security benefits knows what an administrative law judge (ALJ) does. The ALJ is the one that administers hearings to resolve a dispute between a

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Your Social Security Disability Case Is Denied. Now What?

The answer is simple: Talk to a Social Security Disability Attorney. Not just any Social Security Disability attorney though…When Should You Apply for Social Security Disability or SSI? Not before speaking with a Social Security Disability Attorney. One that has

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The Future of Social Security

In recent years, Social Security has been under threat of being cut, but, just how much and when the cutting begins seems to be drawing a lot of confusion for people. This confusion has been slowly been transpiring into fear

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What Is the Difference Between Social Security Disability (SSDI) and SSI?

There are 2 main differences between Social Security Disability (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI): ⦁ SSDI is available to workers who have accumulated a sufficient number of work credits ⦁ SSI disability benefits are available to low-income individuals who

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How long do Social Security Disability Appeals Take?

This is quite possibly one of the biggest (if not the biggest) question that is asked by anyone who is involved in the Social Security Disability appeal process. It is is not easy to answer for the simple reason that

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Disability Determination Services and Social Security Disability Claims

There is an agency in every state that employs disability claims examiners who decide the disability claims for Social Security and Medicaid cases for all applicants of that state. All states have at least one office for the disability determination

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