How is Social Security handling the COVID-19 outbreak?

by Casaundra Johnson | May 31, 2020 | Eligibility

Like nearly every other government agency across the country, the Social Security Administration has made several changes to its daily operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For example, Social Security offices have been closed to the...read more >>

Social Security Benefit Increases for 2020

by Casaundra Johnson | Oct 16, 2019 | Social Security and Disability Compensation

The Social Security Administration recently announced that the Social Security and Supplemental Security Income benefits will increase again in 2020 due to the annual cost-of-living adjustment (COLA). Social Security and SSI beneficiaries can expect a 1.6 percent increase in benefits in 2020 due to inflation and the rising cost of living....read more >>

The Plague on Social Security Disability Claims

by The Bainbridge Firm, LLC | Mar 16, 2017 | Social Security in the News

Getting approved for Social Security Disability claims are no walk in the park. You would think it would be much easier but the process can be very long and repetitive. Waiting for a response is the...read more >>

The right to bear arms and receive Social Security benefits

by The Bainbridge Firm, LLC | Feb 16, 2017 | Social Security in the News

It’s been all over the news lately and this is good to some bad to others. Our government will be voting to overturn current policy that requires individuals that receive Social Security disability benefits for a...read more >>

Taxation of Social Security and SSDI Payments

by Kara Dolan-West | Mar 31, 2015 | Social Security in the News

If you receive Social Security or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) income, you will also receive a Form SSA-1099 from the government. This form tells you the total amount of your benefits but does not tell...read more >>

Why did the WSJ use years-old data to attack Social Security disability?

by Kara Dolan-West | Mar 17, 2015 | Social Security in the News

At first glance, an op-ed in Monday’s Wall Street Journal makes a devastating case against Social Security’s disability system. On closer inspection, the case isn’t so clear. “A system designed to serve society’s vulnerable has morphed...read more >>

Disability cut would be ‘death sentence,’ says Social Security Chief

by Kara Dolan-West | Feb 17, 2015 | Social Security in the News

A failure by Congress to shore up the Social Security Disability Insurance Trust Fund would be a “death sentence” for its beneficiaries, the acting commissioner of the Social Security Administration said Wednesday. At a Senate Budget...read more >>

Obama Juggles the Numbers to Save Social Security Disability Benefits

by Kara Dolan-West | Feb 09, 2015 | Social Security in the News

President Obama’s $4 trillion budget blue print for fiscal 2016 has garnered a lot of attention for its proposals for raising caps to bolster spending for defense and domestic programs largely geared to the middle class....read more >>

Social Security will not seize tax refunds for past debts

by Kara Dolan-West | Feb 07, 2015 | Social Security in the News

People who owe old debts to the Social Security Administration are getting a reprieve this tax season: The federal government won’t be seizing their tax refunds. Acting Social Security Commissioner Carolyn Colvin suspended a debt collection...read more >>

Forty Individuals Arrested and Indicted for Social Security Fraud

by Kara Dolan-West | Jan 21, 2015 | Social Security in the News

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, January 15, 2015 Forty Individuals Arrested and Indicted for Social Security Fraud On Jan. 12 and 13, 2015, a federal grand jury in the District...read more >>