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.
Posts about Social Security Administration
  • Social Security Administration: Alabama by the Numbers

    … are drawing SSA benefits of one type or another these days Now, how does that translate to those of us who are living in Alabama and receiving benefits? States Receiving Most Social Security Disability Benefits According to The Wall Street Journal, Alabama currently has the second-highest per capita number of recipients in the country, some 8.5 percent…

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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)

    … of millions of dollars by way of rigging Social Security Administration (SSA) Disability claims. Time for an Update! One of the “others” I alluded to was former Chief ALJ Charlie Andrus, a 28-year veteran of the SSA, who this month pleaded guilty to his involvement in the elaborate scheme, according to a U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) release. What…

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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!

    … of records, making false statements, and money laundering among others. Daugherty and Bradley were similarly charged. The immediate result was that hundreds of Conn’s clients lost their disability benefits and will now have to start the lengthy process of applying for them all over again. It was a fairly complex alleged scheme, according…

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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?

    … What Are Social Security Survivor’s Benefits? Posted on Dec 23, 2015 By James Ezzell December 23, 2015 by James Ezzell When your spouse passes away, you may be eligible for social security survivor’s benefits. Survivor’s Benefits are a monthly monetary stipend based on what your spouse has paid into the Social Security Administration (SSA…

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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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  • Recovery for paralysis and permanent disability

    … as localized, effecting a singular part of the body or generalized, effecting an entire region of the body.2 Paralysis can be the result of a disease or condition such as cerebral palsy, Parkinson, or multiple sclerosis, but a leading cause of paralysis is trauma.3 What is a permanent disability? According to the Social Security Administration, permanent…

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