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There are many anniversaries to celebrate in the history of Social Security in the United States. One is the anniversary of the introduction of the idea of pensions for retirees, which occurred on Jan. 4, 1935, 80 years ago. 

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Don't believe everything you hear.

There's an interesting table in the 2014 Annual Disability Statistics Compendium. It shows that despite the noise about the "terrible" increase in people applying for and receiving Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits, the actual trend is in the other direction. Since 2011, according to the Social Security Administration (SSA), the number of applications for benefits has been inching downward. This is even though the number of civilians who describe themselves as disabled has increased slightly (by .6 percent) since 2008.

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January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month. Glaucoma affects 2.7 million people in the U.S. and is the leading cause of preventable blindness. Glaucoma, sometimes called the "sneak thief of sight," has no symptoms and no cure. Once vision is gone, it's gone. 
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The Social Security Administration (SSA) releases statistics about beneficiaries every month. Did you know that the agency also prepares statistics about its operations? The numbers for October 2014, released last month, paint the following picture of the agency. 


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The media is paying attention to Social Security Disability (SSD) and all the problems, real and imagined, that currently plague this system. SSD was developed give disability benefits to those who paid into the system while working but could no longer work because of illness or injury. Often lost in the noise about the inadequacies of SSD is its history. Discussions about SSD began during the worst years of the Depression in the 1930s, even though it was not actually implemented until 1956.

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The Social Security Administrations recently released the 2015 Cost-of-living Adjustments. The COLA adjustments, which have been announced at 1.7 percent, are set to take effect with Supplement Security Income (SSI) payments paid on December 31, 2014, and Social Security payments paid in January 2015.

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Happy 80th Birthday, Social Security! 
There are many anniversaries to celebrate in the history of Social Security in the United States. One is the anniversary of the introduction of the idea of pensions for retirees, which occurred on Jan. 4, 1935, 80 years ago. In his State of the Union message on that date, President Franklin Roosevelt proposed legislation to give assistance to the unemployed, the aged, homeless or destitute children and the disabled. This was the first formal unveiling of the idea that the federal government be responsible for such benefits, which before then had been the responsibility of states, counties and towns or of private charities and churches.
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In a previous blog, we outlined the new rules in the House of Representatives that would limit Congressional ability to shift money from Social Security retirement benefits to Social Security disability (SSD) benefits. This is something Congress has done many times before to address temporary budget shortfalls. The new rule will make this more difficult and could result in a decrease of up to 19 percent in SSD benefit payments after 2016.

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January is National Winter Sports TBI Awareness Month. TBI, which stands for Traumatic Brain injury, is a common result of a fall, head injury or other traumatic event involving the head.We have helped many people with TBI, including veterans injured by IEDs, kids hurt on the football field, victims of car and truck accidents, and people who suffered falls. Whatever the cause of the TBI, our team knows what to do.

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Our blog has consistently emphasized that Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits are not welfare, as some politicians try to suggest. Rather, SSD benefits come from wage replacement insurance paid for by almost every worker and his or her employer with each paycheck. SSD is not so different from car insurance, health insurance or even home insurance. Premiums are paid in, and if a covered event such as a disability or an auto accident occurs, benefits are paid out. The act that authorizes employers to make such deductions even has the word "insurance" in the title. It's called the Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) and it covers SSD, old age pensions, and Medicare.

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Getting approved for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits is getting much harder, even when the disability is very clear. A Pennsylvania man with a diagnosis of Huntington's disease was denied SSD benefits. Although he eventually was successful after several rounds of appeals, the initial denial speaks volumes.

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Arthritis is the biggest cause of disability in the United States, according to Healthline News. This means that at least 50 million Americans are affected by one of the 100 forms of arthritis. Making things worse is depression, another significant cause of disability in the U.S. It turns out that people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in particular are two times more likely to be depressed than people without RA. What is the reason for this linkage? Is it reactive depression because RA is depressing to live with, or is it clinical depression, which is much more difficult to shake off? In other words, is the depression biological or psychological?

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Nobody wins as many Social Security Disability cases as Binder & Binder®. We are the largest national Social Security Disability advocacy group in America (that includes social security disability lawyers and social security attorney firms too). That's a powerful advantage when you're taking on a huge government bureaucracy like the Social Security Administration.
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Wanda Stafford
a year ago
My court date was 8-15-13 applied with u in 2009, I arrived @ court the officer told me the rep from your firm was not there yet 5 minutes before court was due to start, the same officer said she just went in to that office, I went in she asked my name & then told me to wait to be called. We then were called I followed her from 40 feet behind her, she recited my medical history, leaving out huge gaps, then the judge ?ed me, when the judge asked her pointedly twice did she have anything to say, the reply was no your honor!! I have of course received the rejection letter from court. @ no time did I feel I even had council!! The rejection letters also say the case is only from 2012! Not 2009. What they have done for me I cannot not tell, other than to let me think for the past 5 years that I had experts handling my case. I am not just disappointed, I would love to sue u for misrepresentation, & anything else I can find. I have yet to hear from your office since my court date, only proving that you & your company r a front u steal from the poor, more than does the government, & that is saying a lot. Why do we have to engage a legal firm, to have r monies returned? Why r you not to be held responsible for the huge amount of medical bills & loss of years placing my trust in your firm? Whoever peruses this beware, if they represent you in court & you win, you r paying them for nothing, from my experience with your firm you still go to court & represent yourself. I am ashamed that I believed in your company. I pray this will keep others like me who only want our own monies back, from wasting 5 or more years as I did. I pray you too, will seek other legal firms who actually represent their clients. With Deep Mistrust & Total Disgust with your firm, Sincerely, Wanda L. Stafford
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Bill O'Brien
4 years ago
Avoid this place like the plague. I contracted them looking for representation in my disability claim with the social security administration. They wanted me to jump through all these hoops and produce lots of documentation with no promise that they would actually represent me. They they wanted me to pay a large fee up front. They wanted me to get my doctor to make illegal claims in my medical record and suggested we needed to commit fraud to get the claim approved. When I said no and refused to do what they wanted, they continued to call to, "... see how it's going" as though I would hire them anyway. Don't do it. Stay away!
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