Social Security Disability News

Supreme Court Ruling Could Have Wide-Ranging Effects for SSDI Recipients


Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) recipients recently won a Supreme Court ruling that could affect a wide range of related cases. According to an article published by ThinkAdvisor.com, “The court ruled 9-0 Thursday, in Carr et al. v. Saul (Case Number 19-1442), that the claimants did not have to attack the constitutionality of the Social…

Frates Bill Signed into Law


The ALS Disability Insurance Access Act – a bill championed by the late Pete Frates – is now law. The act ensures that individuals diagnosed with degenerative nerve disease are eligible for immediate Social Security Insurance benefits. According to an article published by The Salem News, “It waives a standard five-month waiting period before benefits…

Social Security Administration’s New Proposal May Prevent Benefits for Older Americans


The Social Security Administration (SSA) recently sent a proposal to President Trump’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB) that may likely prevent hundreds of thousands of American citizens from receiving Social Security benefits. According to an article published by The Hill, “The document that leaked suggests the proposal could ultimately prevent as many as 500,000…

BEWARE OF SOCIAL SECURITY PHONE SCAMS


The Social Security Administration (SAA) is advising all to be on the lookout for fake calls, texts, and emails from scammers posing as government officials. These calls have been known to use fear to gain information by threatening an individual and demand immediate payment to avoid arrest. These calls are NOT legitimate. To help you…

Veterans Receving Social Security Benefits Expected to see Cost-of-Living Boost


Veterans receiving social security benefits are expecting to see a cost-of-living boost next year with the exact increase expected to be announced in the coming weeks. In 2019, the figure was 1.6 percent and in 2018 it was 2.8 percent. According to an article published by Military Times, “On Thursday, the Senate unanimously passed legislation…

Social Security Administration Asks for Feedback


This week, the Social Security Administration announced that it will be gathering feedback from customers and stakeholders alike with the use of surveys, focus groups, user tests, and interviews. According to an article published by Nextgov.com, “In a notice set to be posted in the Federal Register June 9, the agency details how it aims to comply…

IRS Extends Deadline for Benefits Recipients Stimulus Checks for Children


The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently announced a deadline extension to May 5 for individuals currently receiving Social Security or veterans benefits to inform the agency of any children eligible for a $500 stimulus payment this year. According to an article published by Military Times, the IRS is planning on “launching a more formal public education campaign…

Social Security Recipients Have Until April 22 to Claim a $500 Stimulus Payment for Children


Persons who are currently receiving Veterans Disability or Social Security Disability benefits have until April 22 to inform the Internal Revenue Service of any children eligible for a $500 stimulus payments in order to receive the payment this year. According to an article published by Bloomberg.com, “The Internal Revenue Service has repeatedly said that people who get…

Social Security Administration Offers Remote Services During the Coronavirus Pandemic


Although the Social Security Administration has closed all its local offices, there are various ways to access Social Security services remotely that include online application for disability benefits, an online account with access to personal benefits information, and phone consultations. It is important to note that although offices are closed, Social Security benefits continue to…