The Social Security Administration’s Death Master File currently holds in excess of 89 million files and is updated every week. After 2017, The Social Security Administration can fund full benefits until 2037 by cashing in Treasure Bonds currently held in the Social Security Trust fund. A reader could only come to the conclusion that not only is the Social Security disability hearing process broken but that it is unfixable.
In 2016, the Inspector General’s Office received 17 million death records from the VA and checked them against the Social Security Administration’s database. Most Attorneys who handle Social Security Disability cases will accept them on a contingent fee basis of 25% of past-due benefit or $5,300 whichever is less. If you do not want to mail these documents, you may bring them to a Social Security office.
Social Security payouts accrue by 8% per year beginning at age 62 and continuing until age 70, meaning a smart way to boost your payout, if you’re nearing retirement, is to wait to enroll. Chances are, if you are younger than thirty, you’ve never heard of either social security disability or ssi. It was created as part of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal with the signing of the Social Security Act of 1935 on August 14, 1935.
Once you finish the online process, a Social Security representative will contact you for any additional information needed for the applications. I’ve come to realize, there are a lot of people who are looking for answers to their Social Security questions. If you are in a hurry and/or just trying to be more efficient, make an appointment.
Sadly, if any ALJs do abandon ship with the new administration coming in it will be the ones who actually take the process of deciding disability seriously. Do not mail foreign birth records or any documents from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), formerly the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS), especially those you are required to keep with you at all times.