Social Security Disability May Be In Danger Under Trump Budget

dollar with flag, social securityWhile President Trump campaigned on a promise that he would not cut Social Security or Medicare benefits, budget director Mick Mulvaney recently admitted that the social security disability insurance and supplemental security income programs may be targeted for cuts. These programs are relied upon by millions of Americans who are disabled and unable to work, providing a vital lifeline to them. Mulvaney’s comments came when he appeared on “Face the Nation” on CBS on March 19 when the host asked if Social Security and Medicare would be cut. […]

Claiming Social Security Spousal Benefits

a couple, social securityA married person who has never contributed to the Social Security fund may still be eligible for Social Security benefits if his or her spouse paid into it. Both spouses must meet certain criteria in order to claim the spousal benefit. […]

Social Security Disability: Change Is in the Air

A blackboard with Social Security words, social security disabilityThe Social Security Administration (SSA) conducts an annual financial review that can have a significant impact on qualification rules, benefits amounts and other areas of disability for current and future recipients. For 2017, changes that individuals and Social Security attorneys should be aware of include: […]

How Recipients Lose Their Social Security Benefits

Social security disability offers a substantial relief for recipients, but there are some events that may trigger the Social Security Administration to cut off the benefits a recipient receives. Benefits may also be reduced to pay delinquent tax debts or old student loans. The SSA sets a medical diary date to determine a recipient’s continued eligibility for disability payments. In addition to possible medical improvements, people may lose their benefits if they earn more than the threshold amount of allowable income in a month or if they are imprisoned. […]

Are Disabled Veterans Guaranteed SSDI Approval?

closeup a foot on wheelchair, social security Disabled veterans can collect Social Security Disability benefits, but unfortunately a 100 percent VA disability rating does not guarantee SSDI claim approval. For Illinois claims, a Chicago Social Security attorney can explain the complex issues that are often associated with a SSDI claim approval. […]