Disability Benefits

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Name: Disability Benefits
First reported 15 mins ago - Updated 15 mins ago - 1 reports

Golden Hammer: Railroad board pays $1B in bogus disability benefit

They may work all the live-long day, but railroad workers shouldn’t be receiving at least $1 billion in benefits they don’t qualify for, a top government watchdog says.The problem is a federal agency — the Railroad Retirement Board — that’s been using ... [Published Washington Times - 15 mins ago]
First reported 5 hours ago - Updated 5 hours ago - 1 reports

Voluntary, consulting opportunities for brokers abound

Employees are still stuggling with benefits education. A recent Unum survey, for example, found that though employees said disability insurance was important, they didn't understand how it worked.The upheaval in today’s health care marketplace, including ... [Published Benefits Pro - 5 hours ago]
First reported 7 hours ago - Updated 7 hours ago - 1 reports

IG: Services contribute to delays in processing VA claims

Veterans wait months longer than necessary to have their veterans disability benefits processed because of delays in how military officials handle service medical records, according to an audit released Thursday by the Defense Department Inspector Ge ... [Published Air Force Times - 7 hours ago]
First reported 8 hours ago - Updated 8 hours ago - 1 reports

Workinging While Disabled

If you receive disability benefits Social Security has special rules making it possible to work and still receive monthly benefit payments. There are several programs that can help you get back to work such as the Ticket to Work program or the PASS program. ... [Published Examiner.com - 8 hours ago]
First reported 9 hours ago - Updated 9 hours ago - 1 reports

4 Reasons Not to Panic About Social Security's Future

Shutterstock Earlier this week, the trustees in charge of the Social Security system released their annual report on the program's condition. The most recent report was much the same as previous ones, as were the reactions that stressed the ongoing challenges ... [Published Daily Finance - 9 hours ago]
First reported 10 hours ago - Updated 10 hours ago - 1 reports

Reducing the risk of disability benefit fraud

/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In 2012, Edgar Ernest Black was convicted of stealing his son's disability benefits and using the funds entirely for personal purchases. As the appointed representative payee for his teenage son, Black received over $26,000 ... [Published TickerTech.com - 10 hours ago]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated 22 hours ago - 2 reports

Disability insurance helps the severely impaired

Perhaps the most misunderstood Social Security program is disability insurance, often referred to as SSDI. Some people mistakenly think that beneficiaries are “on the dole” and getting easy money for minor impairments. That’s not the case. There are two ... [Published The Palm Beach Post - 22 hours ago]
First reported Jul 31 2014 - Updated Jul 31 2014 - 1 reports

Free Legal Assistance For Veterans Saturday Morning in Bryan

Posted by Featured Stories , Interviews Wednesday, July 30th, 2014The president-elect of the Houston Bar Association, Laura Gibson, visits with WTAW’s Bill Oliver about a free legal clinic for veterans and spouses of deceased vets Saturday morning at ... [Published WTAW - Jul 31 2014]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 1 reports

Torrington man accused of workers' compensation fraud

A 54-year-old Torrington man was arrested and charged Wednesday with workers’ compensation benefits fraud, the state Division of Criminal Justice said in a press release.Richard Perry collected more than $10,300 in workers’ compensation benefits after ... [Published Register Citizen - Jul 30 2014]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 1 reports

Tighter Scrutiny Needed for Railroad Disability Claims, GAO Says

The Railroad Retirement Board, which administers the retirement and disability system for railroad workers and dates back to the 1930s, paid $276 million in disability benefits to nearly 13,000 beneficiaries in fiscal year 2012. But the Government Accountability ... [Published Roll Call Online - Jul 30 2014]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 1 reports

SOCIAL SECURITY: Honoring our veterans

In the United States, people do a lot to recognize and honor the heroes who serve in the Armed Forces and those who paid the ultimate sacrifice. July is an appropriate month to recognize veterans and wounded warriors, as we celebrate our nation's ind ... [Published Willits News - Jul 30 2014]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 12 reports

Medicare, Social Security Disability Fund Headed in Different Directions--Update

By Damian PalettaWASHINGTON--Medicare's hospital-insurance program spent less on benefits in 2013 than it did the previous year, despite covering an additional 1 million people, according to a federal report released Monday, the latest sign that growth ... [Published Global Finance Magazine - Jul 29 2014]

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He concluded: "Responsible funding schedules are driving adequate appropriations to ultimately fully fund the system and investment returns are reverting to the pre-2008 trend with corresponding benefits to the bottom line. Professional management of assets has led to long-range returns supporting the conclusion that retirement boards have responsibly managed system assets."
"The two enemies of the people are criminals and government, so let us tie the second down with the chains of the Constitution so the second will not become the legalized version of the first."
...priority — providing love and emotional support to their loved ones at a time in which they need it the most," said Executive Director Amie Darway. "We pride ourselves on providing personalized care with clear transparency to ensure instant peace of mind for beneficiaries and SSA agents alike."
The Medicare trustees specifically, though carefully, ascribe a large portion of this reduction to Obamacare - to "substantial, but very uncertain, cost savings deriving from provisions of the Affordable Care Act." These include reductions in the growth rate of reimbursements to doctors and hospitals

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Useful Idiots and the Something for Nothing Soc... [Published Zero Hedge - 8 hours ago]
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4 Reasons Not to Panic About Social Security's ... [Published Daily Finance - 9 hours ago]
The disability dilemma [Published The Hill - 9 hours ago]
Reducing the risk of disability benefit fraud [Published TickerTech.com - 10 hours ago]
Reducing the risk of disability benefit fraud [Published Financial Services - 10 hours ago]
Michael Hiltzik: Social Security's no-bad-news day [Published Modesto Bee - 13 hours ago]
Habitat For Humanity Builds Accessible Home For... [Published KLCC - 14 hours ago]
Walter Energy Announces Second Quarter 2014 Res... [Published Pettinga Financial Advisors - 14 hours ago]
Disability insurance helps the severely impaired [Published The Palm Beach Post - 22 hours ago]
Disability activists spread 'Atos kills' messag... [Published Morning Star Online - 22 hours ago]
Free Legal Assistance For Veterans Saturday Mor... [Published WTAW - Jul 31 2014]
Benefits mum blows £18k on Tunisian chatroom to... [Published Daily Star - Jul 31 2014]
Medicare's pleasant surprise [Editorial] [Published Baltimore Sun - Jul 30 2014]
Torrington man accused of workers' compensation... [Published Register Citizen - Jul 30 2014]
Tighter Scrutiny Needed for Railroad Disability... [Published Roll Call Online - Jul 30 2014]
SOCIAL SECURITY: Honoring our veterans [Published Willits News - Jul 30 2014]
Social Security Disability Fund Faces Depletion... [Published AdvisorSource.com - Jul 30 2014]
North Somerset CAB: assessing under-occupation [Published Citizens Advice - Jul 30 2014]
4 Reasons Social Security Is In Trouble - Will ... [Published Daily Finance - Jul 30 2014]
ERISA (8th Circuit): over-the-counter vitamin s... [Published Lexology - Jul 30 2014]
Vail Daily column: Fault lies with GOP [Published Vail Daily - Jul 30 2014]
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Useful Idiots and the Something for Nothing Soc... [Published Zero Hedge - 8 hours ago]
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Wonkbook: Obamacare is giving Medicare a new le... [Published Ezra Klein - Jul 29 2014]
In-person enrollment help played a huge role in Obamacare’s first year. (Photo by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg) Welcome to Wonkbook, Wonkblog’s morning policy news primer by Puneet Kollipara ( @pkollipara ). To subscribe by e-mail, click  here . Send comments, ...
Medicare Hospital Fund to Last 4 Years Longer [Published TIME.com - Jul 28 2014]
(WASHINGTON) — The government says Medicare’s finances have improved. The program’s hospital trust fund won’t be exhausted until 2030 — four years later than last year’s estimate. Social Security’s massive retirement program will remain solvent until ...
4 Rights You Have Against Debt Collectors [Published Wall St. Cheat Sheet - Jul 28 2014]
Source: Thinkstock They’ll call you at work, call you at home, and on your cell phone. They may even text you or call your loved ones — debt collectors can be relentless. Their job being to settle or negotiate payments for an overdue or delinquent ...
Questions about Fruits, Generic Buys, Belts, Em... [Published The Simple Dollar - Jul 28 2014]
What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to five word summaries. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question. 1. Time for a credit card? 2. Saving fresh fruits 3. Chefs and doctors buy ...
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