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February 2013 Archives

Social Security Disability Benefits Harder to Get

It is getting harder to obtain Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits, despite claims from opponents of federal benefit programs. If you listened to the foes of Social Security without checking the facts, you would probably think that SSD benefits are given to anyone who walks in the door. Nothing could be further from the truth, as revealed by statistical information released by the Social Security Administration.

Missing Evidence

We've mentioned the importance of treatment records before. After all, treatment records are evidence in Social Security Disability cases, and evidence is an important factor in any type of court case. But sometimes, in rare occasions, the evidence-or, in our client's case, her medical records-does not always exist.

Change Proposed in Social Security Disability's Listing of Impairments

People affected by disabilities such as low IQ and inability to function because of below-average intellectual capacity are eligible for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits under certain circumstances. The Social Security Administration (SSA) has indicated that it wants to stop using the phrase "mental retardation" and begin using the term "intellectual disability" instead in its publications and rules.

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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