SSI and SSDI



NPR Report on Disability Benefits Raises Furor

A recent National Public Radio (NPR) report on disability benefits has drawn fire from disability advocates and eight former Commissioners of the Social Security Administration for relying on anecdotal evidence and exaggeration to imply that people are abusing the Social

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SSI Transfer Penalty Rule Causes Concern

If an applicant for Supplemental Security Income (SSI), a needs-based federal disability benefit, transfers assets out of her name prior to applying for benefits, she could face a stiff transfer penalty that would delay receipt of often vital services.

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2012 Medicare Premiums Will Be Lower Than Expected

On the heels of the announcement of a 3.6 percent increase in Social Security benefits in 2012 comes news that Medicare's monthly premium will be much lower than expected next year -- and will actually drop for millions of beneficiaries.

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