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Missing Your Social Security Statements? SSA’s New Policy

  SSA has recently changed its policy regarding the availability of the annual Social Security Statement. Effective May 1, 2012, SSA will begin to provide real-time online access to the Statement with the release of the new “MySocialSecurity” portal, www.socialsecurity.gov/mystatement. In March 2011, due to budget issues, SSA suspended the mailing of all annual Social...
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Self Employed Work: if you have a Social Security Disability claim, beware!

Those engaging in self employed work while having an ongoing Social Security Disability claim have a greater burden of proving the work is not substantial, gainful actvity (SGA). In general, if a worker in the year 2012 makes $1010.00 (non-blind worker)(blind worker SGA $1690.00) or greater SGA will be assumed unless otherwise proven. See, SSR 83-24, 20...
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Social Security Funding is Easily Fixable

The outrage over Social Security benefits viability is warranted. It is clear the program faces long-run financing issues since 1983 and it was well understood by Congress that the shortfall was not going be corrected since early in 1993.  “The Figure shows that the deficit has hovered around 2 percent of taxable payrolls for almost 20 years.”  Since nothing has been...
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