When you file a claim for disability benefits with SSA, the state office of Disability Determination Services (DDS) will make the medical eligibility determination, but you must first apply for benefits with SSA. To find out more, contact your local Social Security Administration Department of Health and Welfare. The sour economy, weak eligibility standards and a wave of aging baby boomers are driving an explosive increase in the number of injured workers who get disability benefits through the Social Security Disability Insurance program.
So, would someone explain to me why it is that most commentators seem to think it is inevitable that Social Security benefits are going to be cut in some way such as by increasing full retirement age. Financial advisers should encourage all of their clients to establish online Social Security accounts to verify their future estimated retirement benefits, which are crucial to most retirement income plans.
Lubelchek said that on her last visit to her Social Security office, she was told she was entitled to more than $1,000 a month in benefits based on her late husband’s account, but it was unclear when those payments would begin. Judges say their jobs can be arduous, protecting the sometimes divergent interests of the applicant and the taxpayer.
While I am a Social Security law specialist, in a more general sense I practice administrative law and I do so proudly since America has the most advanced system of administrative law in the world. My crystal ball is cloudy, but this looks like the sort of thing that a Social Security Commissioner would allow only if he were not planning to stay around much longer.
Also, when an individual moves from his or her own home into the home of another person and the person gives food or shelter to the individual, we decide whether the change affects the individual’s eligibility for SSI. We also will increase efforts to encourage the public to verify their earnings information on their Social Security Statement.