Remember my first blog regarding the Case of Eric Conn? If not, click the link to read it now!
Remember not long ago I posted this story on Attorney Eric Conn... Well this is one of his co-conspirators former ALJ David Black Daugherty.
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.
The spouse of an individual may be able to receive social security benefits. Even if he or she has never worked under Social Security, your spouse may be able to receive benefits if he or she is at least 62 years of age and you are receiving or are eligible for retirement or disability benefits. He or she can also qualify for Medicare at age 65.
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 you if any of your benefits are taxable, or at what percentage.
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.
However, tucked away in the massive budget document is a series of proposals for salvaging a program critically important to the middle class - the Social Security Disability Insurance trust fund that experts warn is fast running out of money.
The purpose of the COLA is to ensure that the purchasing power of Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits is not eroded by inflation. It is based on the percentage increase in the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) from the third quarter of the last year a COLA was determined to the third quarter of the current year. If there is no increase, there can be no COLA.