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Social Security in trouble due to growing population

Social security disability is supposed to be there to help those who have been hurt or fall ill at work in Ohio and other states. The benefits typically cover medical needs and time off, so these people don't have to struggle to make ends meet. A report from July 16 suggests that baby boomers and the unemployed are depleting the disability funds. There is concern that if this continues, the reduction in funds may make it hard for people to get disability when they need it.

More problems for the SSDI program

The operation of the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program is facing many challenges. The trust fund that helps support the payments from the system is rapidly approaching exhaustion. If Congress fails to act, this could lead to a significant reduction in benefit payments.

Ohio senator speaks out on Social Security benefits

For disabled Ohio readers, the political back and forth between Republicans and Democrats over Social Security Disability benefits, might be disheartening. For those who are disabled, all they want to do is take care of themselves and their family, and there is often no other way without this program. Attorneys who represent the disabled understand this and are their best advocates.

SSDI faces a 20 percent benefit cut

Congressional inaction on the matter of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is approaching a crisis. While SSDI has faced similar funding crises before, this time is different. Congress has been so disabled by partisan bickering and gridlock, that while many predict Congress cannot allow the exhaustion of the SSDI trust fund to cripple benefits to the programs recipients, the experience of the last few years is not reassuring.

SSA plans to close more field offices

Sometimes, you need a human touch. While the internet is very useful, and enables many people to quickly find a great variety of information, for many situations, there is no substitute for sitting down with a real person, and going over paperwork, piece by piece. In a recently released planning document, the Social Security Administration (SSA) has indicated that it has plans to move more operations to an internet basis.

SSA still troubled with lengthy SSDI hearing backlogs

Backlogs and delays in receiving disability benefits can cause real harm. As the scheduling scandal from the Veterans Affairs hospitals has demonstrated, in some cases, delays can be so significant that a patient may die before they receive treatment. For programs like Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), delays can be so lengthy as to lead to applicants filing bankruptcy or dying prior to having their claim for disability benefits accepted.

Social Security Administration tries to reclaim invalid debt

When you're hurt at work, you deserve to seek compensation for your injuries. In many cases, Social Security disability will kick in to help provide you with the benefits you need. One thing you will want to make sure of is that you're receiving the right amount of money for your disability, or you could end up in trouble with the Social Security Administration. That responsibility, though, should not fall entirely on you or your children. According to this article, a father's children ended up with bills related to Social Security overpayments, but at least one of them has finally been cleared of the debt.

Disability benefits can require a great deal of work to obtain

A great number of illnesses and medical conditions can leave an individual disabled. A stroke can partially paralyze one side of a body, lung cancer can limit the amount of physical activity one is capable of and back injuries can make it impossible to lift significant weight or remain on one's feet for long hours.

SSDI forms an important part of the safety net

With Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), most of the media commentary is critical, complaining that the program has grown in size and expense and alleging that there is much fraud and abuse. But rarely do the critics manage to provide any clear evidence of this fraud. At most, they point to a few anecdotal cases. Of course, with more than 11 million beneficiaries, it is always easy to cherry pick a few obvious cases.

A fast track for your SSDI application

If you have suffered a disabling injury or illness and can no longer work, you know how important it is to obtain help. You need medical assistance to help with your medical condition, and because you cannot work, you also need financial assistance. You may even be aware of programs such as the Social Security Administration's (SSA) disability insurance program.

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