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Appealing an Unfavorable Decision

Believe it or not, the Social Security Administration's Appeals operations is one of the largest official administrative legal court systems in the world. The world. Over 500,000 hearings and appeals are decided each year.

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What Is an Able Account?

The ABLE Act was signed into law in December 2014. It is a law that limits eligibility to persons with significant disabilities whose onset date was before the age of 26 years old.

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More on The Role of Health Care Providers and School Officials in The Disability Claim Process – Electronic Records Express

Electronic Records Express is offered by Social Security and state Disability Determination Services (DDS) to for submission of disability claims, health and school records, by electronic means. Once a request is made for health, school records or other pertinent information about a person who is applying for Social Security disability benefits, you have a couple of options for sending the requested information:

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The Role of Health Care Providers and School Officials in The Disability Claim Process

When children are applying for disability benefits, it is helpful for health and school professionals to know the Social Security disability determination process. Importantly, how central it is for timely and complete submission of medical evidence, school records, and other pertinent information in the process of evaluation of Social Security disability claims.

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Requesting an Accommodation at Work when You Have a Disability

Teamwork makes the dream work as they say. If you're working and are disabled or become disabled, you should approach your employer about having reasonable accommodations in place for you, as federal agencies are required to do.

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More on Covid-19 Economic Impact Payments

Another update has come from the Social Security Administration announced on 04/15/2020. Those who receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) will receive their payments automatically from the Treasury Department, no later than early in May.

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Social Security’s Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA)

The Social Security Administration has been automatically generating annual Cost of Living Adjustments. Prior to 1975, Social Security benefit increases were set by legislation. Now, Social Security annually increases Supplemental Security Income (SSI), due to the increased cost-of-living (COLA), based on, by law, the Bureau of Labor Statistics Consumer Price Index (CPI-W).

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The Corona Virus and Medicare

The Centers for Medicare have opted to expand Telehealth services for Medicare recipients during the Corona Virus. These services can be received in your home, a healthcare facility, your doctor's office, nursing home or a health clinic in a rural area.

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End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) and Medicare

If you have End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD), that is your kidneys are no longer working and you need regular dialysis treatments or a transplant, then you may be eligible for Medicare no matter what age you are. Other factors which affect your eligibility include whether you have met the required work time for Social Security, already receiving or eligible for Social Security or Railroad Retirement Benefits, or if you are a dependent or spouse of an eligible claimant.

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Additional Guidance on Covid-19 SSI Payments

As of Friday, April 10th, there is new guidance per the Social Security Commissioner on payments for Social Security Income (SSI). There is a new tool on the web to expedite your registration for a stimulus check if you don't file taxes.

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