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November 2014 Archives

Should SSD judges be subjected to additional scrutiny?

Over the past several months, federal lawmakers and regulators have questioned the actions of numerous administrative judges who regularly decide whether individuals should be approved for Social Security Disability benefits or not. A new report indicates that certain cases heard by these judges lack rationale in favor of individuals applying for benefits that is ultimately well-supported. When judges are criticized for awarding too many individuals SSD benefits and are also criticized for making well-deserving applicants wait too long to receive approval, one wonders whether or not judges should be subjected to stricter scrutiny.

Enhanced security measures coming for government-issued debit cards

It may surprise people to learn that the Treasury Department has rather strict guidelines in place concerning how those who rely on the Social Security Disability Insurance program to make ends meet can receive their monthly benefits.

If my spouse worked but I didn't, can I get SSD benefits?

Not everyone chooses to dedicate his or her life to a career. Perhaps you decided to stay home and raise your children, or perhaps your spouse simply made enough for you to not have to worry about entering the workforce.