A global assessment of function, known as a GAF, is commonly used in the Social Security Administration to determine mental status. It's mainly used by mental health practitioners to document, diagnose, and offer prognosis regarding mental health.
If you are receiving SSI or SSDI disability benefits from the Social Security Administration but think that you might be able to go back to work if you could just find an employer who would help you cope with your disability and would provide you with health insurance, you may want to investigate the Social Security Administration’s Ticket to Work program.
The National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility published the Bowles-Simpson deficit plan in December 2010. The plan is a result of a bipartisan committee task force assembled to help reduce federal debt as well as to make recommendations on proposed changes to federally funded and managed programs, including Social Security.
The Bowles-Simpson deficit plan is also known by the title of the official report, "The Moment of Truth: Report of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform". Republican Alan Simpson and Democrat Erskine Bowles created the plan.
Social Security Disability Insurance claims applications are soaring. Needless to say, the Social Security Administration is burdened with the task of processing and evaluating tens of thousands of these disability claims. They're not the only ones. Doctors are under fire to work faster and longer, with reduced payouts from Social Security Disability claims, according to the National Center for Policy Analysis.
A closed period of disability in a Social Security Disability claim case refers to a disability claim that meets durational requirements. For example, some people who apply for Social Security Disability can eventually go back to work. In such cases, individuals may qualify for what is called a closed period of disability and receive Social Security Disability benefits at the same time.
Social Security survivor's insurance is designed for surviving children's financial and emotional security following the death of a working parent. Survivor's benefits are responsible for more benefits to children under 18 years of age than any other federal program or institution.
Eligibility requirements for Social Security Disability benefits can be convoluted and confusing. One of the most common questions asked is whether an individual can receive Social Security Disability Insurance payments if you're married and your spouse is working. If your spouse is working, you may be a able to qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance.
The Disability Quality Branch review is a process engaged by the Social Security Administration to ensure that examiners assessing disability claims follow policies and procedures when making a decision whether to approve or deny a Social Security Disability Insurance claim.
Social Security Disability Insurance benefits are paid out to individuals who have been approved for benefits following completion of required paperwork, accompanied by specific and thorough medical documentation. However, many people who receive Social Security Disability Insurance benefits often question whether such approval enables them to receive their SSDI payment benefits forever.
If you've applied for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits and received an initial rejection or denial of your claim, you have the right to request a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ).