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Social Security Administration News Archives

Could a big change be coming to Social Security Disability?

The Social Security Administration (SSA) often gets targeted in politics because some groups consistently see the disability programs as overly wasteful -- even though the vast majority of applicants don't get approved, and the rest are subject to strict limitations. However, if the current federal administration's 2020 budget gets approved as planned, Social Security Disability (SSD) applicants may again feel the pinch of cutbacks.

Missouri struggles to finance federal guarantees for health care

Health care is one of the most important investments that people or their governments can make. It is comforting for workers, the elderly and people with lasting disabilities that the Social Security Administration (SSA) is prepared to offer them much needed financial assistance. Many also become concerned if the likelihood of a successful claim goes down.

Experts say people claim Social Security too early

Are you thinking about claiming Social Security in the near future? If so, you may want to think about it carefully, considering your age and the potential benefits that you could get. A new report just came out with some experts saying people often do it too early.

Ways new scammers attempt to get your Social Security Number

If there's one thing that most of us are taught when we're first given our Social Security Number (SSN), it's to keep it private. Unfortunately, we don't always succeed in this. The Social Security Administration (SSA) recently released a warning to consumers to avoid having both their SSNs stolen and bank accounts sucked dry.

A Social Security cost-of-living increase may not happen in 2020

While Social Security recipients may have received a 2.8 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) in 2019, early data that has been released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) already has forecasters predicting that there won't be any increase in 2020.

Voters showed their support for Social Security in November

If there's one thing that we should keep in mind about November's mid-term election, it's that voters from both parties seem to want to see Medicare, Social Security (SS) and Medicaid hang around for many years to come.

Changes are coming to Social Security in 2019

Each year around mid-October, the Social Security Administration (SSA) announces how its benefits programs will be changing during the following year. These updates often have to do with what it takes to qualify for benefits and how much of increase in payments beneficiaries may see. There are at least a half dozen changes that are expected in 2019.

Social Security recipients to receive a cost-of-living increase

The amount of Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security that recipients get each month is slated to increase by 2.8 percent in 2019. This cost-of-living increase is an automatic adjustment that is happening because of the current inflation in the country and because it's mandated by law.

Social Security Disability benefits now cover 5 new conditions

Five new conditions were added to the list of Compassionate Allowance Conditions (CACs) by the Social Security Administration (SSA) during the first week of September. Those illnesses that on this list are ones that qualify an individual to receive disability benefits.