Month: January 2014

29.5 percent of Georgia SSD beneficiaries have mental conditions

In 1984, Congress passed some changes to the Social Security disability program’s list of conditions that could potentially qualify sufferers for Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income benefits. This resulted in the addition of a...

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SSA adds 25 conditions to the SSD Compassionate Allowances list

The Social Security Administration’s Compassionate Allowances program was created to expedite the approval process for Social Security disability benefits for people with the most serious diseases and medical conditions that invariably meet the SSA’s legal standards....

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NYC first responders indicted for SSDI fraud. How common is it?

Last week, prosecutors in New York announced the indictment of 106 people, including former members of the New York City fire department and the NYPD. According to the charges, between 1988 and the end of last year, the former police officers and firefighters...

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ACA takes step to end institution-like treatment for the disabled

Among the many changes brought about by the Affordable Care Act is one that may move forward some goals many people with disabilities have long considered crucial: greater dignity, privacy and independence. For states that currently have Medicaid waivers for home and...

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