Social Security benefits will increase in 2017, but not by much. The .3 percent benefit increase will translate into an average of $4 more per month for workers with disabilities and an additional $5 for retired workers.
An applicant for Social Security disability benefits may have many questions. He may wonder whether his injuries or ailment will qualify him for benefits or how long the disability evaluation process will take. An applicant may have questions regarding SSA requirements for benefits and how to go about meeting these requirements to ensure the best possible chance at receiving approval for SSDI benefits.
If recently proposed legislation passes, the Social Security Administration may have to change how they handle some aspects of Social Security disability benefits. A bill, introduced by two Senators, as well as a mirror bill introduced by a Congressman, aims to impact the SSA's evaluation process of disabled individuals.
Under a new proposal, some Michigan recipients of Social Security Disability benefits may be prevented from owning firearms. The Obama administration has released a proposal that would affect those SSDI recipients who receive benefits due to a mental impairment. This is SSA news that could impact a large number of Michigan residents.
Representative payees are an essential part of the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program and the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program. When a disability beneficiary cannot handle his or her finances independently, a representative payee is in charge of both receiving the beneficiary's payments and allocating the money to the beneficiary.
Though the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program is one that has been in place for many years, it is not a stagnant program. The Social Security Administration (SSA) may enact new policies that affect the evaluation process for benefits or new laws may be passed that affect benefits. Furthermore, as this blog reported in a previous post, the prevalence of certain disorders changes over time, and, therefore, the Social Security Administration must adapt to these changes.
Michigan residents may be interested to learn of a trend in Minnesota that suggests an increasing dependence on Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). Data from the Social Security Administration indicates that residents of several northern Minnesota counties are increasingly in need of the benefits offered by the disability insurance program.
Michigan residents apply for and receive disability benefits for a wide variety of reasons. Whether for heart disease, cancer or a brain injury, Michiganders with any of these ailments may be eligible to receive disability benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA.)
Michigan residents who receive disability benefits, or who are seeking to obtain benefits, may be aware of recent legal changes that have affected Social Security benefits. President Obama recently signed a federal budget bill into law that influences the current discussion about disability benefits. The bill's passage is significant SSA news, given its wide-reaching effects.
So much of our lives are conducted online these days, and Social Security officials say their program should be no different.