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Has the President Broken His Promise to Protect Social Security?: The Huffington Post recently featured an article that analyzed President Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office. Specifically, the article focused on whether President Trump has broken his promise to protect Social Security, Medicaid and Medicare. Is the President Failing to Keep His Promise to Protect Social Security? Per the report in The Huffington Post, there are five campaign promises regarding Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid that POTUS may have already broken in his first 100 days: Failing to weigh-in on criticism from his own party and administration regarding the Social Security system. President Trump repeatedly called out members of his own party during his campaign for supporting cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. However, since being elected, he no longer defends the Social Security system when fellow Republicans or members of his own administration attack it. Naming a Health and Human Services Secretary who is “anti-Medicare”. President Trump’s... Read More » The post Has the President Broken His Promise to Protect Social Security? appeared first on Troutman & Troutman, P.C.. http://bit.ly/2ru1t7C #Benefits #Disability #SocialSecurity #SSA #Medicaid

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Can I Receive Medicare and Social Security Disability Following a Stroke?: As a part of National Stroke Awareness Month, the Winston-Salem Journal recently published an article regarding strokes, including information about whether stroke victims can qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Medicare for a disability. Are Stroke Victims Eligible for SSDI and Medicare for a Disability? If people have disabilities that prevent them from being able to work, SSDI can provide for them in several ways, including helping them cover rent or mortgage payments, food costs and other basic expenses. However, those with disabilities often require additional medical treatment. Therefore, having quality medical insurance is essential. Unfortunately, if people with disabilities cannot work, then they will not have access to employer provided health insurance unless their spouse works or they are a child or dependent and their parent or guardian works. Therefore, in many cases, people with disabilities will need Medicare to cover their medical expenses. Generally, if people... Read More » The post Can I Receive Medicare and Social Security Disability Following a Stroke? appeared first on Troutman & Troutman, P.C.. http://bit.ly/2pUrtF5 #Benefits #Disability #SocialSecurity #Medicaid #SSDI

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What Is Tulsa Doing to Help the Disabled Rejoin the Workforce?: Tulsa World recently reported on a program designed to help disabled people in Tulsa receive the training they need to qualify for jobs. The program, which is called the Visual Service Assistive Technology Lab, was developed to help those who are visually impaired or blind acquire the skills they need to find work. The Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services, which is Oklahoma’s employment agency for persons with disabilities, is behind the program. How Does the Program Help Disabled People Rejoin the Workforce? Regardless of the disability level of a person, there is help available for them at the Assistive Technology Lab. The office provides blind and visually impaired individuals with assistive technology and trains them to use it. Assistive technology includes any system or piece of equipment that helps people with disabilities improve their functionality. In the case of the visually impaired and blind this includes items such as braille... Read More » The post What Is Tulsa Doing to Help the Disabled Rejoin the Workforce? appeared first on Troutman & Troutman, P.C.. http://bit.ly/2pNQPEE #Benefits #Disability #TulsaOkla #SSDIbenefits

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Is Social Security in Danger of Going Bankrupt?: According to an article published on MoneyTips.com, a website that provides news and advice related to the finance industry, there are many Americans arguing that Social Security could go bankrupt? However, when we look at the facts, is the idea of Social Security bankruptcy a possibility or just an empty argument? Is Social Security Bankruptcy About to Become a Reality? Is it possible that Social Security could go bankrupt, or is there no chance that could ever happen? As with many things, the truth resides somewhere in the middle. Technically, Social Security cannot go bankrupt. Bankruptcy involves individuals or businesses declaring that they are unable to pay their debts. Therefore, the Social Security system cannot go bankrupt, because the SSA can simply lower the amount of the benefits it pays out to match how much revenue it collects from year to year. However, while the Social Security system cannot technically... Read More » The post Is Social Security in Danger of Going Bankrupt? appeared first on Troutman & Troutman, P.C.. http://bit.ly/2r0CNQl #Benefits #Disability #SocialSecurity #SSDI #SSI

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Can the Children of Disabled Parents Receive Social Security Disability Benefits?: For persons with disabilities, just securing Social Security disability benefits for themselves can be extremely difficult because of the strict rules and requirements the Social Security Administration has in place to prevent fraud. Therefore, for parents with disabilities, ensuring their children receive SSD benefits in addition to their own can be a tough challenge. How Do SSD Benefits Work for Children of Disabled Parents? Per the Social Security Administration’s website, biological children, stepchildren, adopted children and, in some cases, grandchildren of persons with disabilities are eligible for Social Security disability benefits. To qualify, the child must be 17 years old or younger and unmarried. Children who are 18 to 19 years old and full-time students (in grade 12 or lower) also qualify. In addition, children who are 18 years old or older and disabled (as long as they became disabled prior to turning 22), are eligible to receive benefits if... Read More » The post Can the Children of Disabled Parents Receive Social Security Disability Benefits? appeared first on Troutman & Troutman, P.C.. http://bit.ly/2qTiQdW #Benefits #Disability #SocialSecurity #Disability #SSDI

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Do Social Security Disability Benefits Increase If Your Condition Worsens?: A recent report in the Asbury Park Press, which is part of the USA Today’s network of news outlets, dealt with a question about Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security disability insurance (SSDI). Specifically, the article focused on whether SSI and SSDI benefits increase if a person’s disability becomes worse. What Happens to SSI and SSDI Benefits If Your Disability Gets Worse? The report in the Ashbury Park Press references the Social Security Administration’s website to explain how Social Security disability works if a SSDI or SSI benefits recipient’s disability worsens. The short answer is that a person’s disability benefits do not increase if his or her disability gets worse. Social Security disability payments are calculated based on a person’s average lifetime earnings prior to becoming disabled. There are a couple of ways in which a person may be able to increase his or her disability benefit payment. If... Read More » The post Do Social Security Disability Benefits Increase If Your Condition Worsens? appeared first on Troutman & Troutman, P.C.. http://bit.ly/2qFxBkF #Benefits #Disability #SocialSecurity #SSDI #SSI

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Will Millennials Be Able to Count on Social Security Disability Benefits?: Per a Nasdaq.com report, Social Security Administration (SSA) data reveals that 25 percent of workers in their early 20s, a generation known as Millennials, will probably become disabled before they make it to age 67. However, the question is, by then, will Social Security benefits, specifically Social Security disability insurance (SSDI), still be around as an option for Millennials who become disabled? Should Millennials Be Worried About Social Security Benefits? Yes. There are several reasons why Millennials should be worried about whether they can count on SSDI and Supplemental Security income (SSI) to help them if a disability prevents them from being able to work: As we touched on earlier, the Social Security system may not last or be changed drastically by the time Millennials need to apply for disability benefits. If either of those scenarios is the case, there may be no disability available for Millennials. As currently constructed,... Read More » The post Will Millennials Be Able to Count on Social Security Disability Benefits? appeared first on Troutman & Troutman, P.C.. http://bit.ly/2pPv0rT #Benefits #Disability #SocialSecurity #SSDI #SSI

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Do Disability Simulations Give People an Improper Understanding of Persons with Disabilities?: Recently, ScienceDaily, a website that covers news regarding scientific research studies, reported on new research on the impact disability simulations have on how people relate to persons with disabilities. Disability simulations are role-playing exercises where people without disabilities experience what it is like to live with a disability. An example would be a person with sight wearing a blindfold to simulate blindness while completing a set of tasks. How Are Disability Simulations Impacting the Way People Relate to Persons with Disabilities? Unfortunately, per the results of the research, disability simulations may be doing more harm than good. According to the ScienceDaily article, following disability simulations people are often left with negative feelings regarding persons with disabilities, including: Fear Pity Apprehension Reportedly, the researchers behind the study believe that the reason for the negative feelings could be a simple one. They think that since the study participants only step into the... Read More » The post Do Disability Simulations Give People an Improper Understanding of Persons with Disabilities? appeared first on Troutman & Troutman, P.C.. http://bit.ly/2pm2BIT #Disability #DisabilityBenefits

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Why Those Calling Social Security Disability a Form of Unemployment Are Wrong: The Huffington Post recently published an article arguing against a Washington Post report that claimed large numbers of working-age rural Americans are taking advantage of the Social Security disability insurance (SSDI) system. The Huffington Post article alleges that the Post’s accusation that as many as one in three working-age men and women in the rural US are using Social Security disability benefits as a form of unemployment is false. What Does the Report in the Washington Post Get Wrong About SSDI? The Washington Post story claims there is a Social Security disability benefits crisis in the rural US. However, as the Huffington Post report points out, data recently released by the Center for American Progress (CAP) refute the allegations made in the Post article. As stated above, the Post story alleges that one in three working Americans living in the rural US are using SSDI as a form of unemployment.... Read More » The post Why Those Calling Social Security Disability a Form of Unemployment Are Wrong appeared first on Troutman & Troutman, P.C.. http://bit.ly/2pdLcSM #Benefits #Disability #SocialSecurity #Disability #SSDI

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Why Is the White House Claiming Social Security Disability Is Wasteful?: The Washington Post recently published an article examining the White House’s views on Social Security disability insurance (SSDI). The Post’s article included an excerpt from White House Office of Management and Budget director Mick Mulvaney’s appearance on Face the Nation where he called the SSDI program wasteful. Is a Rise in the Number of Social Security Disability Beneficiaries the Result of Wastefulness? Is the White House accurate in calling the Social Security disability (SSD) program wasteful, or is this administration mistakenly blaming an increase in the number of SSD beneficiaries on wastefulness? According to data in the Post report, it appears the White House is mistaken in calling the SSD program wasteful. As of this writing, 17 percent of Social Security beneficiaries are disabled workers and their dependents. In addition, prior to President Obama taking office, there were 9.3 million Social Security disability beneficiaries. That number grew to a peak... Read More » The post Why Is the White House Claiming Social Security Disability Is Wasteful? appeared first on Troutman & Troutman, P.C.. http://bit.ly/2oP32cz #Benefits #Disability #SocialSecurity #SSA #DisabilityBenefits
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