Cuts to Social Security Disability Could Be Coming

If Congress does not act, people already struggling on Social Security Disability (SSD) could see their checks reduced by as much as 20%.  At this point, by then end of fourth quarter 2016, the Social Security Administration would have just enough funds to fund slightly over 80% of current recipient costs. The cuts would most immediately affect the 10.9 million people receiving disability benefits as of 2014, but other beneficiaries could see benefit cuts down the line. If Congress doesn’t act…

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OSHA to crack down on Hospitals and Nursing Homes on work injuries

When you think of back and arm injuries at work, your first thought is probably heavy industry, foundries, or warehouse/distribution centers being the main source.  The real facts though show health care employees at hospitals and nursing homes as the number one source for work related back and arm injuries.  The Occupation Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) plans to do something about it.   They plan to launch a new program to address these frequent injuries and possibly implement enforcement,…

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