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January 2015 Archives

What is a compassionate allowance?

If you have been diagnosed with a potentially aggressive form of cancer or with another medical condition that is either terminal or is so serious that you are almost certainly going to need a year or more to receive treatment and recover, you may qualify for a special initiative. This initiative is sponsored by the Social Security Administration and it is called the Compassionate Allowances Initiative.

Proposed House rule would greatly impact SSD benefits

Congress has only been in session for a few weeks. But within the span of those limited weeks, lawmakers have drummed up a great deal of controversy. One of the more controversial moves that the House has made involves a proposed rule that would dramatically affect Americans who receive Social Security Disability benefits now and those that may need to collect this kind of benefits in the future.