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SSA Quickens Social Security Disability Claims for Wounded Warriors

In a recent news article that can be found on the Army.mil website, the Social Security Administration plans to quicken the process for our Wounded Warriors to claim their Social Security disability benefits. This is helping those who are on active duty, receive their Social Security disability benefits a lot quicker then before. Even those in the military can apply for SSD benefits and receive them even while receiving military pay....

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Celebrities Join Social Security Administration Advertisements

George Takei and Patty Duke are now being used as advertising figures in the Social Security Administration new marketing campaign. The two celebrities are joining forces in a new campaign to help the Social Security Administration promote its online services as an easy and secure way for people to do business with the agency. You can view all the videos on the Social Security website at http://www.socialsecurity.gov/pressoffice/psa-video.html . The videos are a spin on Star Trek and a car dealership....

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Did you know that Social Security Disability is also a form of government insurance?

Yes! Look at your pay check, you will see that there are withholdings called FICA. A FICA withholding is a form of payment that goes towards insuring you for Social Security Disability purposes. You have to have paid in twenty out of the last forty quarters to have earned enough “coverage” for the Social Security Disability claims process....

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Obama’s 6 Social Security Principles From US News

In a USNews article on President Obama's 6 Social Security Principles, he states his opinion about the Social Security reform. "For a program everyone agrees is not in crisis, there sure are a lot of proposals swirling around to "reform" Social Security. There are even a lot of non-proposals, some of which you can find in President Obama's just-released 2012 recommended federal budget." His 6 Prinicples from the article are: •Any reform should strengthen Social Security for future generations and restore long-term solvency. •The Administration will oppose any measures that privatize or weaken the Social Security system. •While all measures to strengthen solvency should be...

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Guardian Life Insurance Has New Senior Vice President

According to IBR.com, "Guardian Life Insurance Company of America has appointed Dong Ahn as new senior vice president to lead group benefits business. Ahn will play an integral role in continuing Guardian's non-medical growth and play a key role in advancing the company's group insurance strategy. He will join Guardian with over 20 years of experience in the insurance industry, most recently leading Aetna's group insurance division, where he was responsible for the group insurance division consisting of group life, disability and long term care business." Dong Ahn was formerly apart of Hartford Life Insurance. We represent claims of denied  claims against Guardian Life Insurance....

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The Institute of Medicine Recommends New Criteria for Social Security HIV Requirements Based on CD4 Cell Count

At the request of the Social Security Administration, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) has evaluated the criteria used by the US Social Security Administration. There is concern that the HIV infection listings established in 1993 are out of date. IOM agrees that the Social Security Disability criteria is outdated. The IOM is now recommending the following criteria to qualify for disability benefits: 1. A CD4 cell count at or below 50 cells per cubic milliliters of blood serum, a laboratory benchmark that indicates an advanced stage of illness. 2. One of the few rare but fairly severe disabling HIV associated conditions, such as...

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Institute of Medicine Recommends Revised Social Security HIV Disability Requirements

On September 28, 2010, the Institute of Medicine (IOM), issued a report that says that the HIV related disability criteria used by the Social Security Administration is outdated. It recommends that the HIV disability criteria include qualifications based on CD4 cell counts and consider non-AIDS related complications such as neurocogntive impairments, chronic kidney disease, osteoporosis and treatment associated side effects. The Social Security Administration is taking these recommendations under consideration....

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