Even though politicians love to scare you into voting for them or their party by claiming that the Social Security system is bankrupt, and that only they (or their party) can solve the problem. Each qualified family member may receive a monthly benefit payment based on your full retirement benefit amount, but there is a limit to the total amount the Social Security Administration will pay to your family. Once the individual reaches their full retirement age they can keep working and their Social Security benefits won’t be reduced no matter how much they earn.
By far, the No. 1 complaint I hear from my readers is the overly long wait times when they call SSA’s 800 number. Filing a Social Security disability (SSD) benefits claim can be an overwhelming process. If you continue to get this message, please contact the local ODAR office that sent you the CD.
Most federal employees hired before 1984, because since January 1, 1983 all federal employees have paid the Medicare hospital insurance part of the Social Security Tax. In 1953, the Federal Security Agency was abolished and SSA was placed under the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, which became the Department of Health and Human Services in 1980.
Young Americans might not get full Social Security retirement benefits until they reach age 70 if some trial balloons that prominent lawmakers of both parties are floating become law. The disability programs are much smaller than Social Security’s giant retirement program. Yet one of the biggest issues with Social Security, year in and year out, is a lack of understanding of the program.
Once you have the records you need, make sure the Hearing Office and Social Security Administration have them as well, and in plenty of time for the hearing. Online SSD Applications and Medical Provider Forms – Individuals seeking disability now can complete application forms online.