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Wow! I Just Got Notice of My Social Security Cost Of Living Increase for 2017!

Wikimedia CommonsI just received the notice for amount of my Social Security increase for 2017. I got a 0.03% cost of living raise for 2017! I feel like I won the lottery! Wait a minute. The total increase was wiped out by the increase in the Part B...
by Steveso Thinks on Dec 7, 2016

Are You Counting on Social Security?

I got the inspiration to write this article, Are You Counting on Social Security? while watching our very contentious Election results here in the United States. A republican leader while celebrating the victory, was excited about the fact that one o...
by .Latina Affiliate on Dec 2, 2016

The Politics Of Fixed Income

Since I'm not quite divorced from politics I thought I'd share what I've been learning because we're on a fixed income.  No social security increase because there is no inflation is a crock.  Don't the economists ever buy food or gas or pay...
by Dogwalk Musings on Aug 28, 2016

Applying for Social Security Disability Benefits

This article is from the Social Security Administration’s blog at blog.socialsecurity.gov. Many people think that disability is something that happens to someone else. Unfortunately, disability is unpredictable and can happen to any person, at...
by P.I.S.S.D. on Aug 25, 2016

Social Security Disability: 3 Signs You Need a Lawyer

You must be alarmed by that injury or illness that prevents you from going to your previous work. You think you are entitled to social security benefits since you have a legitimate case. Facts and stats all over the Internet sphere and past workplace...
by P.I.S.S.D. on Aug 16, 2016

CD Order Form for the 2016 Annual Child and Ritual Abuse Conference

CD Order Form for the 2016 Annual Child and Ritual Abuse Conference Internet conference information: https://ritualabuse.us/smart-conference/ For those looking for more information about the strong accuracy and validity of ritual abuse researc...
by Extreme Abuse Survey on Aug 14, 2016

ODAR Unveils “CARES” Plan for Hearing Backlog

With a backlog of nearly 1.1 million claimants awaiting Administrative Law Judge hearings at the end of 2015, and an average processing time of 512 days, SSA’s Office of Disability Adjudication and Review has created a plan to speed up the heari...
by P.I.S.S.D. on Jul 12, 2016

5 Reasons People Delay Applying For Social Security Disability Benefits

People put off applying for SSD for a variety of reasons, all of which are perfectly understandable. Dealing with a disability or illness can be life-consuming, and many people do not have the extra time or energy to devote to making sense of the app...
by P.I.S.S.D. on Jun 29, 2016

Helping Someone Apply for Social Security Disability Benefits

A Guest Post by Donna FitzgeraldAs a caregiver, it’s likely you’ve helped to fill out and assisted with mountains of important paperwork. If you are caring for a loved one or have recently become employed to help care for someone with a debilitat...

4 Things You Must Know Before Applying for Social Security Disability

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is funded through payroll taxes that are controlled by the Social Security Administration. The intent of the program is to supplement the income of people who are unable to work because of physical or menta...
by P.I.S.S.D. on Jun 14, 2016

Why Legal Counsel May Be Required for Certain Situations

Many people are penny wise and pound foolish when it comes to hiring an attorney. They’ll take matters into their own hands, and then make them worse. Once they get to an attorney, they’ve dug themselves into such a deep legal hole, no at...
by P.I.S.S.D. on May 12, 2016

COLLEGE DEBT - Forgiveness of Student Debt

"Federal Government Finally Forgives Billions in Debt of Students Who've Become Disabled" by Cezary Podkul and Marcelo Rochabrun, ProPublica 4/14/2016The move comes after a ProPublica investigation that documented how the government was making it har...
by Mage Soapbox on Apr 15, 2016

Woop woop!! Social Security Act rewrite!

I am all a-jitter. Seriously, I am. I am having a cup of coffee to calm down. I may need a nap. The thing I have been waiting for has finally happened, and to be honest, I just don’t know how I feel about it. Well, it is a bloody doorstop (440...
by Sparrowhawk/Kārearea on Mar 30, 2016

Woop woop!! Social Security Act rewrite!

I am all a-jitter. Seriously, I am. I am having a cup of coffee to calm down. I may need a nap. The thing I have been waiting for has finally happened, and to be honest, I just don’t know how I feel about it. Well, it is a bloody doorstop (440...
by Sparrowhawk/Kārearea on Mar 30, 2016

Social Security Claims: 5 Common Obstacles

Social Security is a right to those who are disabled and unable to work. Unfortunately, many times those in need have to fight for what is rightfully theirs. The Social Security system started back in the 1930’s. Those who have worked have paid...
by P.I.S.S.D. on Mar 21, 2016

3 Social Security Mistakes to Avoid

Personal finance writer Dan Caplinger says: “Most Americans rely more on Social Security for their income than on any other source. That makes it absolutely crucial to avoid making mistakes with your benefits. Yet with so much confusion about h...
by Personal Finance News on Feb 29, 2016

Quote For The Week

“It’s an election year, and candidates can’t stop speaking about our country’s problems (which, of course, only they can solve). As a result of this negative drumbeat, many Americans now believe that their children will not live as well as th...
by Survival And Prosperity on Feb 29, 2016

A Young Person’s Guide to Social Security

Economic Policy Institute writes: “Social Security is the nation’s most successful anti-poverty program and it remains a fundamental pillar of the American economy—one that is critical to the long-term economic security of today’s youn...
by Personal Finance News on Feb 19, 2016

What Baby Boomers Need to Know About Social Security Benefits

Social security benefits are a valuable asset for every Baby Boomer. When combined with retirement savings, social security makes it possible to pay for medical expenses, housing, food and other essentials. It also allows recipients to travel, enjoy...
by 50plusfinance on Feb 15, 2016

Refuting the Republican Anti-Welfare Stance

            [The following article is an excerpt from my book, Rescuing Religion from Republican Reason”] Opposite Evil: Freeloading Nearly all of us have known some freeloaders. Sometimes they’re our family members.


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