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Fayetteville, NC SSA Office Cuts Hearing Wait Time

For those involved in the process of applying for disability, it is a well-known fact that the appeal process after receiving a denial of social security benefits can take a long time. In the last several years, the wait has become even longer, often over a year. There are many reasons for the increase in cases, some of which are the aging of the baby boomer generation, and the federal budget cuts imposed in an effort to reduce the national debt.

Queens SSA Office Accused of Bias in Denying Claims

Claimants filing for a review of their Social Security Disability case face many obstacles. Although it is true that a larger percent of cases are accepted once they are put through the appeal process, it can take years to finally get a hearing because of the backlog of cases in the system. To add to this, it is well-documented that judges at some SSA hearing offices are more likely to reject disability cases than others, an apparent injustice that continues to result in law suits all across the country.

The Future of Social Security

We have all heard the whispers and rumors regarding Social Security benefits and the reform of the current Social Security system. Analysts are saying that the system will run out of money eventually. When will this happen, and where does that leave those of us who have paid into the system if Social Security goes bankrupt before we retire? What happens to those who are currently receiving Social Security Disability and retirement benefits if the Social Security Administration (SSA) goes broke?

What You Need to Know about Your Annual Social Security Earnings Records

Each and every year, most taxpayers are accustomed to receiving a record of their Annual Social Security earning records in the mail. This statement provides individuals with information regarding the amount they have earned each year and a benefits estimate, showing how much the Social Security Administration (SSA) will pay them at retirement age or if they become disabled.

How SSDI Can Help Those Suffering from Lyme Disease

Since May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month, this would be a good time to discuss how to apply for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) if you are suffering from Lyme disease. While the illness is not unheard of, many people don't really understand just how debilitating it can be and how frustrating it is to live with the effects of the condition.

Why Has SSDI Enrollment Increased Over the Last 20 Years?

The Social Security Administration (SSA) receives millions of disability claims each and every year. Of these claims, only about thirty percent are approved during the initial stage of the application process. The remaining Social Security Disability applicants must undergo a lengthy and complex disability appeal process in order to obtain the disability benefits they may be rightfully entitled to. The question is, why are so many more people receiving Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits than ever before?

The SSA Tries to Address Lengthy Hearing Wait Times

Each and every year the Social Security Administration (SSA) receives millions of claims for Social Security Disability benefits. Many people are surprised to find out that the majority of these claims are actually denied by the SSA. In fact, only approximately 30 percent of the disability applications are approved during the initial stage of the claim process. The remaining 70 percent of applicants must pursue the disability appeal process in order to obtain the benefits they need.

Are SSDI payments taxable?

One of the more common questions asked of Social Security Disability representatives is “Are my SSDI payments taxable?” The answer, quite simply, is that it depends on your total income. For most people, if Social Security Disability benefits payments represents your only income, you will not be subject to federal income taxes.

Social Security Switches to Direct Deposit for Benefits

With enrollment in Social Security Disability programs skyrocketing, and the Social Security Administration (SSA) staring down a potential solvency crisis in as little as seven years, every little bit of money the SSA can save, they’re going to save. Phasing out paper checks for Social Security Disability benefits is expected to save the SSA a hefty one billion dollars over the course of the next ten years.

Social Security Disability in Puerto Rico under Investigation

Which states would you need to visit if you wanted to find the top 10 zip codes for Social Security Disability benefits? While New Jersey and Wyoming are the two most generous states in terms of approved Social Security Disability benefits, you could visit nine of the top ten zip codes for SSDI approval rates without visiting either of them. As a matter of fact, you could visit nine of the top ten zip codes for SSDI payments without visiting a single US state.

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