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May 2012 Archives

Cancer survivor fighting to improve SSD benefits

An Ohio woman is fighting to have the laws governing Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits changed. Julia Schaefer is in the process of establishing a non-profit whose goal is reform of the disability determination system for the chronically ill.

Court ruling benefits SSD recipients with arrest warrants

Until recently, an outstanding arrest warrant meant that you would be unable to receive SSD or or other Social Security benefits. However, a federal ruling will restore benefits to some individuals. In 2010, a New York Second Court of Appeals ruling required the SSA to stop denying benefits to individuals with outstanding arrest warrants in New York, Connecticut and Vermont. This ruling has now been expanded to include the entire United States.

SSD and Mental Impairments

The Social Security Administration (SSA) provides disability benefits both to people with physical disabilities and to those with mental impairments. However, obtaining Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits for mental illness is often more difficult for a variety of reasons.

Lupus Awareness Month

May is Lupus Awareness Month. Lupus affects more people than is commonly realized - at least 1.5 million Americans and 5 million worldwide. Lupus is a disabling, unpredictable and sometimes fatal autoimmune disease that affects the body's immune system, causing it to attack itself. The illness can affect the joints, skin, kidneys, blood, heart and lungs, and there is no known cure.

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Doing Things Better & Nicer. A Binder Tradition.

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Social Security Tax Tips from Harry J. Binder

You are allowed a deduction for every expense you incur...Read More