December 21, 2017

Applying for SSDI Benefits

Coping with disabilities presents many challenges.  If you have been disabled to the point of not being able to work or function on a daily basis, then of course you must find a way to get by.  The Social Security Administration (SSA) allows those who have been disabled to seek benefits through the Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits system. The most common type of benefits awarded by the SSA is Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits.  Such benefits disburse a pre-determined amount to qualified claimants on a monthly basis.  Unfortunately, even those who are qualified can have their applications rejected […]
April 7, 2017

Trump’s Budget Director Attacks Social Security Disability As “Very Wasteful Program”

On a recent appearance on Face the Nation, Trump’s budget director, Mick Mulvaney, finished his interview with an attack on Social Security and Social Security disability in particular. “Do you really think that Social Security disability insurance is part of what people think of when they think of Social Security? I don’t think so,” Mulvaney said. “It’s the fastest-growing program. It grew tremendously under President Obama. It’s a very wasteful program, and we want to try and fix that.” The truth is that while Social Security retirement enrollment has continued to increase at a steady pace since 2008, disability is […]
April 7, 2017

Trump’s Director Attacks Social Security Disability

On a recent appearance on Face the Nation, Trump’s budget director, Mick Mulvaney, finished his interview with an attack on Social Security and Social Security disability in particular. “Do you really think that Social Security disability insurance is part of what people think of when they think of Social Security? I don’t think so,” Mulvaney said. “It’s the fastest-growing program. It grew tremendously under President Obama. It’s a very wasteful program, and we want to try and fix that.” The truth is that while Social Security retirement enrollment has continued to increase at a steady pace since 2008, disability is […]