The Trump administration is proposing changes to Social Security disability requirements that could affect the disability payments of thousands of Americans. This proposition would change the rules of the disability review process. Disability reviews is the method that the Social Security Administration uses to determine whether a person continues to qualify for benefits. Typically, Americans…

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The New Year often brings resolutions that many create, but do not achieve. Things like working out, eating better, and stopping smoking are great goals to have and can be accomplished as long as the commitment is there to execute that goal. We see ourselves and others falling into the same trap of creating high…

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There have been many failures of the current SSA under the direction of Commissioner Andrew Saul. The cessation of benefits to thousands of recipients because of the criminal actions of Eric Conn was an issue inherited by Commissioner Saul, but he has been slow to rectify it. SSA has now rolled out a new rule…

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The holiday season is supposed to be a joyful time with family and friends being thankful for yet another year, but for some that can change rather quickly. With the holidays upon us, many will be traveling home for the holidays, increasing the chances for accidents on the roads. With a higher volume of travelers…

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Supplemental Security Income (SSI) eligibility rules for children are different than the eligibility rules for adults. Concerning minors, the Social Security Administration (SSA) evaluates the disability of the child as well as their income and resources, which includes the income of any member of their household. The rules for determining SSI for minors take into…

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Eric C. Conn aka “Mr. Social Security” has been sentenced to 27 years in a federal prison, a sentence which he deserves. However, not all of his former clients have gotten what they deserve, which is reinstatement of their social security disability benefits. Starting in 2015 SSA has reduced and stopped paying benefits to former…

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Veterans Day occurs on November 11th every year in honor of the “eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month” of 1918, signifying the end of World War I. In 1938, November 11th was dedicated to the cause of world peace and to be thereafter celebrated and known as “Armistice Day”. In 1954,…

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October is Mental Health Awareness month. According to the American Psychiatric Association (APA) mental illnesses are health conditions involving changes in emotion, thought, or behavior (or a combination of these things). Mental illnesses are associated with distress and/or problems functioning in social, work, or family activities. According to the APA, in a given year nearly…

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Despite Conn and his cohorts being the true culprits of an elaborate fraud conspiracy, hundreds of his incognizant clients were the first to experience the brunt of SSA’s initial response. In May of 2015, roughly a year before Conn was rightfully charged, around 900 of his clients received letters from SSA informing them of changes…

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