Leukemia is a type of cancer that affects more than 40,000 people annually, and for which there is no known cure. It occurs when blood cells in the bone marrow, their place of production, grow out of control. There are four common types of leukemia based on which type of cells are affected, whether myeloid or lymphoid cells, whether acute or chronic, and whether it occurs in mature or immature cells. The most common type which affects adults is acute myeloid leukemia; more than 12,000 people a year are diagnosed.
Fraud is a big problem which plagues the Social Security Administration (SSA)’s Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program – a crime which the federal government continues to prosecute with heavy fines, prison time, and probation. Some people who commit Social Security Disability Insurance fraud succeed in receiving undeserved funds from the SSA for a matter of years before they are caught, as in the case of a Duluth man who was recently convicted.
September is Ovarian Cancer awareness month, thus now would be a good time to talk about applying for disability benefits with ovarian cancer. Ovarian cancer is a type of cancer which develops in the ovaries, a pair of female reproductive glands in which eggs are formed. Most ovarian cancer either forms on the surface of the ovary or inside the egg cells. Ovarian cancer is part of a larger group of cancers known as gynecologic cancers, affecting approximately 82,000 women annually in the United States and resulting in more than 14,000 deaths last year alone.
A recent report based upon Congressional estimates suggests that the trust funds which fund the Social Security Administration (SSA)’s disability programs (SSDI and SSI) may completely run out of money within about 6 years. While we’ve been hearing for years that the Social Security system’s future was in dire financial straits, this latest news makes a very grim reality out of what had previously seemed to be the pessimistic rants of governmental doomsday prophets.
Does anybody remember the old adage that crime does not pay? While it could be argued that some kinds of crime do indeed pay (and pay quite well until you get caught), Social Security fraud is really not one of them. Recently, Bradley Shame McCorkle of Fort Madison, Iowa, discovered just how serious the federal government is about making sure that Social Security disability money stays out of the wrong hands.
We’ve all heard stories of people who have tried to pull one over on the Social Security Administration (and sometimes successfully). But for every person who would rather collect disability benefits than work for a living, there are several Social Security disability benefits recipients who would love to go back to work if they were able to do so.
Proving that mental illnesses cause you to be completely disabled is challenging to begin with. When you miss your hearing date because you are in jail for threatening to hurt or kill representatives of the Social Security Administration (SSA) because of how they’ve handled your claim, you’re not doing yourself any favors.
In their continuing efforts to improve the efficiency of the Social Security disability system for those who have the most obviously debilitating or terminal conditions, the Social Security Administration (SSA) has recently added twelve more conditions to its Compassionate Allowances Listings.
Somewhere in the midst of wrangling over the debt ceiling and arguing over how to reduce our national spending while increasing our national revenues, Social Security benefits got thrown into the mix.
There has been a lot of talk coming out of Washington lately regarding how the debate over raising the nation’s debt limit could affect Social Security benefits if an agreement isn’t reached. For millions of Americans who depend on Social Security benefits, including many of the nation’s poor and middle class citizens, this rhetoric is causing a great deal of anxiety. What will people who depend on Social Security benefits do if checks can’t continue to be issued on the 3rd of the month?