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Allsup Applauds SSA for Move Toward Electronic Transmission of Medical Records for Disability Applicants

Allsup, a leading nationwide provider of financial and healthcare related services to people with disabilities, today commended the Social Security Administration for announcing it will begin receiving medical records for some disability applicants electronically next year. ...

Immigration Attorneys Make Immigration Law & Employment Visas Easier for Foreign Workers, U.S. Employers, Corporations and Corporate Counsel

...or Inspection Unfair Immigration-Related Employment Practices and Document Abuse Employer Civil Fine Proceedings No Match Letters From The ssa Responding To CIS and DOL Audits To receive our free immigration newsletter and information about future seminars, please fill out the subscri...

Income at Risk: Unemployment Reaches Nine-Month High for Those with Disabilities, Reports Allsup

...dquo; Deciding to Apply for SSDI Benefits: Eligibility for SSDI is determined by the SSA. Generally, applicants are considered disabled by the ssa if:   They cannot do the work they did previously; They cannot do other work because of their disability; and Their disability h...

Allsup Outlines Advantages of Representation to Overcome Long Wait for Social Security Disability

... Security disability applications . Last year, the ssa forecast 493,000 initial applications pending in t...derally mandated insurance program overseen by the ssa that operates separately from the retirement and S... more complicated than it appears." The ssa follows a five-step sequential process to evaluate...

Social Security Disability Backlog Worsens, So Make Sure You Qualify Before You Apply

...e challenge for the federal agency. Last year, the ssa forecast 493,000 initial applications pending in t...orecast.² "By fiscal year 2010, the ssa expects the number of claims pending just at the a...ividuals qualify for these benefits." The ssa follows a five-step sequential process to evaluate...

Actuaries: Trustees' Reports Warn of Looming Financial Challenges Facing Retirement Programs

... years and 65-year-old females lived 13.4 additional years. By 2008 those figures had increased to an estimated 16.9 and 19.3 years, respectively. The ssa actuaries' intermediate projections show that life expectancy at age 65 could increase even further-- with males living on average 19 additional years...

More Social Security Disability Applicants Are Seeking Representation

...y unlikely that they have special power over local ssa staff or can ensure your hearing will take place i...ently of the SSA? Will you regularly query the ssa for status of my claim or confirm my claim file is...representative should regularly follow up with the ssa to ensure your claim is in order," he said. &...

New Virtual Health Assistant Introduced

...iding sleep diagnostic services for over 25 years. ssa performs over 30,000 diagnostic and therapeutic pr...n 11 states with offices in GA, MD, NC, NY and OK. ssa provides a comprehensive program and unsurpassed s...ng and treatment of patients with sleep disorders. ssa partnered with Community College of Baltimore at...

Social Security Disability Applicants' Wait for Benefits Continues

...ations and a strained work force at the Social Security Administration. The ssa Office of Inspector General issued a report stating that some individuals m... because they have our professional assistance." Additionally, the ssa has reported plans to continue addressing the backlog with initiatives such...

Harsh Impact of Social Security Delays for People With Disabilities: United Spinal Association's Peggy Hathaway Testifies Before Congress

...eason for the delays is that, until very recently, ssa has been persistently under-funded for many years. She thanked Congress for new money for ssa in the economic stimulus bill and for the current ...ged Congress to support the President's budget for ssa for this coming year. Ms. Hathaway represent...

GAO Study Links Duty Circumvention with Evasion of Food Safety Laws

...commodities as pharmaceuticals, steel components, honey, shrimp, and toys. ssa will continue to work with these agencies to identify unlawful evasion of U.S. laws. ssa is an alliance of the U.S. warmwater wild shrimp fishery from eight states:...

Getting Social Security Disability Benefits Isn't Simple, Even After Approval

...r benefits begin correctly and at the earliest time possible. "The ssa is coping with huge amounts of paperwork, a tremendous amount of data and t...those cash benefits begin, he said. Allsup specialists communicate with ssa officials through phone calls and correspondence. They monitor the progress...

Social Security Disability Insurance Recipients To Get Extra $250 By Summer

...toward gross income for your federal income tax. What if I don’t get the payment? If you don’t receive a payment by June 4, 2009, the ssa recommends contacting your local Social Security office or calling (800) 772-1213 to report that your payment did not arrive. ABOUT ALLSUP All...

SSI Disability Application Tips for 2009

...el and decrease the risk of having a disability application denial from the ssa (Social Security Administration). For more details about 2009 applications,...and enter the Federal level through the Social Security Administration. The ssa holds a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ). This is significa...

Social Security Disability Applicants Increase Chances for Benefits with Representation

...y get representation. This simply is not true." Allsup's award rate for people making their first application is 53 percent compared with the ssa standard of 35 percent. "Many Allsup claimants find out that they can get their benefits more quickly and earlier with our help," he said. ...

Applications for Social Security Disability Reach 2.6 Million

...ns now number 2.6 million, according to the Social Security Administration. ssa reports the time for a decision at the initial application level is 106 day... hearing level eventually will receive their disability benefits . 1 - ssa Performance and Accountability Report FY 2008, November 2008 (ssa.gov). 2 ...

You've Just Been Denied Social Security Disability--Now What?

... appeal the decision." Getting denied SSDI is a common occurrence. More than 2.6 million people applied for disability benefits in 2008, and ssa routinely denies 65 percent of applications at the initial application, or level 1. That translates into roughly 1.6 million people who received denia...

Time is Money When People Wait Too Long to Apply for Social Security Disability Benefits

...p; The Social Security Administration determines that Ms. Smith's date of onset is Aug. 12, 2005. However, she did not apply until July 2007. The ssa will only award benefits going back 12 months from that date (July 2007 back to July 2006). §   This means Ms. Smith's benefits ...

Mexican Department of Public Health to Launch Screening for Papillomavirus, Cause of Cervical Cancer

... Drug Administration. "The Mexican government is taking a leadership role in Latin America, and the world, and QIAGEN is committed to joining with the ssa to assure that our advanced screening technology is accessible to women everywhere, no matter what their income level or social class." Papi...

National Council on Disability Monthly Bulletin for October 2008

... Associate Commissioner, Office of Program Development and Research, SSA, discussed the Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Improvement Act and actions ssa has taken on recommendations from NCD's 2005 report, The Social Security Administration's Efforts to Promote Employment for People with Disabilities: ...

Don't Disturb Your Circadian Rhythm This Black Friday 'Sleep In, Nap Later,' says Specialty Sleep Association

...t the crack of dawn the day after Thanksgiving." ssa retailers nationwide have an alternative to that e...n Black Friday. Sleep in. When shopping, stop into ssa member locations and take a nap. Revitalize your e...where you spend the most time --- your bedroom." ssa nap centers will be available at retailers includi...

Getting Your Social Security Disability Benefits Can Be Easier With A Professional On Your Side

...s . There are multiple criteria and guidelines the ssa uses to determine whether someone should receive S...for initial claims is 49 percent compared with the ssa standard of 35 percent. Getting your benefits at t...he Social Security Administration. “The ssa has an elaborate policy manual that it follows to ...

National Patient Advocate Foundation (NPAF) Commends SSA's New 'Compassionate Allowances Process'

...basis. This program will streamline the claims process and will provide benefits more quickly. PAF's full report including the recommendations made to ssa is available at http://www.patientadvocate.org . About the National Patient Advocate Foundation National Patient Advocate Foundation is a nationa...

New Compassionate Allowances for Social Security Disability Represent 'Outstanding Achievement,' NORD Says

...onate allowance. NORD is committed to working with ssa to bring many more rare diseases under this progra...ife-threatening rare diseases. In December 2007, ssa hosted hearings in Washington, DC, at which Diane ... about specific rare diseases to SSA. In addition, ssa has partnered with the NIH Office of Rare Diseases...

Baby Boomers' Aging Wave Affects Social Security Disability Program

... SSDI continues to rise across all age groups. The ssa reports the number of recipients increased by almo...ant representative with more than three decades of ssa experience. "Circumstances are such that youn... more favorable at age 55 and older. "The ssa considers several facets of a person's situation, ...

Social Security Disability Can Be Key to Financial Future

...ation's (SSA) definition of disability is different than other programs you may come into contact with through your employer or private insurance. The ssa pays only for total disability. No benefits are payable for partial disability or for short-term disability. Eligibility for SSDI is based on your...

Two Categories of Information Are Key in Seeking SSDI Benefits

...y worked and their earnings are required for the application. Many of these details appear on an individual’s Social Security statement. The ssa mails an earnings statement to working Americans each year. It includes basic information about earnings and indicates the amount people (and their fa...

SSDI Recipients Ask: When Do I Get My Benefits?

... reach recipients. For example, in California, ssa offsets (or reduces) recipients’ SSDI benef...ility program. This adds time to the process while ssa determines the amount of the offset. In many other states, ssa offsets disability benefits by how much someone ha...

Testimony to Congress Denounces FDA Reliance on Self-Policing

...on system allows volumes of low-value contaminated shrimp into the U.S. market. These illegal shipments depress the price for U.S. shrimp fishermen. ssa is an alliance of the U.S. wild-caught shrimp fishery from eight states: North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louis...

California Department of Social Services Announces Improved Access to Disability Payments to Homeless Individuals

...al Social Security Administration Office and local ssa Offices in Sacramento, Chico, Santa Maria, San Jos... "Our employees work in close partnership with the ssa staff to provide quick, accurate service to Califo...consultative medical examination upon meeting with ssa claims representatives. -- Assures homeless ap...

Lupus Foundation of America Urges Social Security Administration Not to Adopt Proposed 5-Day Rule

...years of delays, loss of retroactive benefits, and in some cases result in a complete denial of benefits. The LFA responded with the position that ssa should not adopt the proposed five day rule. Instead, claimants should have the ability to submit medical records as soon as they are obtained, even i...

MP Plans Education Campaign To Attract School Dropouts

...001 to universalise primary education in grades one to five by 2007 and elementary education in grades one to eight by 2010. Unlike the DPEP, the ssa is funded entirely by domestic resources and provides the states with a strong initiative to tackle illiteracy among the younger section of the popula...
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