Social Security Disability is NOT an entitlement program

It really is a shame that Social Security Disability has such a stigma attached to it.  And there is.  There is that thought out there that people on Social Security Disability are getting nothing but ‘hand outs’ or ‘entitlements’ or ‘welfare’.  It’s our political world of uninformed opinions that grips our society today. Fact is, that workers have paid for […]

After multiple denials, you can win Social Security Benefits

There is a misnomer out there that obtaining Social Security Disability (SSD) or Social Security Supplemental Income benefits (SSI) is easy.  We all ‘know’ a neighbor or friend that has SSD or SSI benefits, but hey, they look fine to me.  Remember one important thing, you don’t know their story. Fact is — it isn’t easy.   Just take a […]

Social Security Disability COLA set by the Social Security Administration

The Social Security Administration has set a Social Security Disability COLA and other monthly benefit recipient.  This not only includes retirees, but also SSD and SSI recipients.  Unfortunately, the COLA amount is just .3%. The 0.3 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) will begin with benefits payable to more than 60 million Social Security beneficiaries in January 2017. Increased payments to more than […]