In a world where everyone seems to be talking about Social Security budget cuts and politicians seem all too willing to hack away at the Social Security program, it is nice to see someone with a different outlook – someone who actually wants to help Social Security rather than destroy it.
As Social Security seems to be facing continuing serious financial crisis, there is just no room to be paying out on fraudulent Social Security Disability claims. Unfortunately, fraudulent claims do not seem to be disappearing anytime soon. In fact, a new case was recently reported in which an Ogallala, Nebraska man was indicted by a Federal Grand Jury for lying to the Social Security Administration. Exactly what did this man lie about and what harm has he done?
One woman’s persistency earned her not only the Social Security benefits she had waited years for, but the intervention of the President of the United States.
Lois Dare is a cancer survivor who struggles with diabetes and heart problems. Several times a day, Dare has to be hooked to an oxygen tank to compensate for the damage to her lung, leaving her undoubtedly unable to stay employed.
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.