Medical Issues

Social Security Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) for 2017

November 17, 2016 by

If you receive Social Security benefits of any kind, you are probably familiar with the Social Security Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA). Its purpose is to ensure your benefits keep pace with inflation.

The Social Security Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) for 2017 is near 0%!

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Obesity and Social Security Disability Benefits

June 20, 2016 by

There is an obesity epidemic in the United States

As a result, more people with obesity are applying for Social Security disability benefits. This includes Disability Insurance and SSI disability benefits.  Since this is such a widespread illness, it is important to know what it means to be obese and ...

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When did your Disability begin? The Importance of the Onset Date in Social Security Disability Claims.

May 30, 2016 by

The onset date of your disability is a very important date in your Social Security Disability Insurance claim.

The onset date can determine if you're even eligible for benefits and can affect when those benefits will begin.  It is important for you to know how this date can affect your claim ...

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Republican Senators Are Open to Social Security Cuts

September 24, 2015 by

In March of 2015, the Senate blocked an amendment meant to provide more protection to the Social Security program. If it passed, the amendment would have required any Senate decision that would raise the eligibility age for Social Security benefits or cut benefits to get a ‘supermajority’ of 60 votes ...

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