President Obama's recently-released Fiscal Year 2016 Budget proposes a reallocation of payroll taxes to fix the anticipated shortfall in the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) trust fund, along with increased employment assistance for people with disabilities and additional funding for the hiring of administrative law judges to handle disability benefit appeals.
A report written by the Republican staff of the Senate's subcommittee on investigations found that administrative law judges - who decide appeals of federal disability claims - were not always properly citing medical evidence when making positive disability determinations, due in part to an massive caseload that sees some judges processing more than 500 cases a year.
A recent decision by a Minnesota appeals court illustrates the often difficult intersection of special needs planning and divorce law.
A little-known provision in the Social Security regulations allows the spouse of a retiree to also receive Social Security benefits, even if he has not yet reached retirement age, so long as he is caring for a child with disabilities at home.
The Social Security Administration (SSA) has temporarily stopped sending repayment notices to some Supplemental Security Income (SSI) beneficiaries after two same-sex married couples filed a lawsuit to prevent the agency from recouping SSI benefits that they were overpaid because the SSA refused to recognize their marriages.
I receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. If I suddenly receive $10,000, can I immediately gift the money to my adult child who does not have special needs and still maintain SSI eligibility?
The Social Security Administration (SSA) has finally decided that it can’t have it both ways when it comes to gay couples it once claimed weren’t married.
The Social Security Administration (SSA) recently issued an Emergency Message to all personnel requiring workers to specifically inform Supplemental Security Income (SSI) applicants or beneficiaries of the reasons a special needs trust has been rejected by the agency.