Social Security Administration

The United States Social Security Administration (SSA) is an independent agency of the United States federal government that administers Social Security, a social insurance program consisting of retirement, disability, and survivors' benefits. To qualify for these benefits, most American workers pay Social Security taxes on their earnings; future benefits are based on the employees' contributions.The Social Security Administration was established by a law codified at 42 U.S.C. § 901. Its current commissioner, Carolyn W. Colvin (Acting), was sworn in on February 14, 2013, succeeding Michael J. Astrue.
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  • Social Security Administration: Alabama by the Numbers

    … bottom ten least healthy states: Indiana, South Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Oklahoma, Alabama, West Virginia, Arkansas, Mississippi and Louisiana in descending order, i.e. Louisiana is the least-healthiest state in the country. Nine of these states are situated in the South, if you count Oklahoma and again if you count West Virginia. The only…

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  • The Social Security Administration: By the Numbers

    … In today’s blog post, I thought I’d give a quick rundown on a few of the services the Social Security Administration (SSA) provides individuals and the numbers associated with them. The SSA has several programs set up for persons with different needs, these include Old-Age, Survivors and Disability insurance benefits, or more formally Retirement…

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  • The Fix was (Allegedly) In! (Update)

    … the informer and film them in hopes of catching them violating the strictures of the SSA’s work at home program. When Andrus is sentenced, he may be looking at up to 10 years in jail and fined as much as $250.000.00. Conn also was charged with this crime among a litany of other charges. Overall, Conn’s law firm allegedly pocketed some $23,000,000.00…

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  • What Does Social Security Disability Have To Do With Gun Control?

    … health reasons.” This could also include individuals who can’t manage their benefits for whatever reason and who have been appointed a designated payee, i.e. seniors. Once this rulemaking process is completed and implemented, those found to be ineligible to own a gun due to mental health concerns will be reported to the National Instant Criminal…

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  • The Fix was (Allegedly) In!

    … The Fix was (Allegedly) In! Posted on May 17, 2016 By James Ezzell May 17, 2016 by James Ezzell Crooked lawyers, judges and doctors are often common fodder in works of fiction. The story of how Kentucky attorney Eric Conn, Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) David Daugherty and Dr. Alfred Adkins among others allegedly conspired together to defraud…

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  • Qualifying for Disability Insurance Benefits

    … Qualifying for Disability Insurance Benefits Posted on Apr 04, 2016 By James Ezzell April 4, 2016 by James Ezzell In an earlier blog post, I detailed what Disability Insurance Benefits (DIB) were in terms of Social Security Administration (SSA) disability benefits. In this blog post, I will discuss how a claimant actually qualifies for DIB…

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  • What Are Presumptive Benefits?

    … What Are Presumptive Benefits? Posted on Mar 14, 2016 By James Ezzell March 14, 2016 by James Ezzell In my last blog post, I outlined what Compassionate Allowances were — expedited decisions on applications for Social Security Administration (SSA) disability benefits. I also pointed out that Compassionate Allowances are not the same thing…

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  • What Are Social Security Survivors Benefits for Children?

    … Survivors Benefits overall are a monthly monetary stipend based on what you or your spouse has paid into the Social Security Administration (SSA) system. It is a component of that Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) deduction on your paycheck. Survivor’s Benefits for Children As stated above, it is composed of benefits widowers and your…

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  • What Are Social Security Survivor’s Benefits?

    …) system. It is a component of the Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) deduction on your paycheck. Right now, there are about five million widowers receiving this benefit. Simply surviving your spouse, however, is not enough to qualify you for Survivor’s Benefits under the Act. There are always a couple of additional requirements when dealing…

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  • Do You Pay Taxes on Social Security Administration Benefits?

    … Do You Pay Taxes on Social Security Administration Benefits? Posted on Nov 10, 2015 By James Ezzell November 10, 2015 by James Ezzell The answer is maybe. If you earn what the Social Security Administration (SSA) calls “substantial income” outside of your benefits, then you might have to pay taxes. If you are filing your return…

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  • Do I qualify to receive social security benefits of my ex-spouse?

    …; and Your social security record shows that you qualify for lower benefits than what you would receive under your ex-spouse’s benefits. To receive benefits, you would provide your marriage certificate, divorce decree and proof of age to the Social Security Administration to determine whether receiving benefits under your ex-spouse would be an option. Your…

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