The Social Security Administration (SSA) administers two programs that provide benefits based on disability: the Social Security disability insurance program (title II of the Social Security Act (the Act) and the supplemental security income (SSI) program (title XVI of the Act). However, SSA will generally not give significant weight to depression treated by a family doctor or social worker – emphasis will always be given to the records and reports of an M.D. psychiatrist or Ph.D. psychologist. More than a dozen states have implemented furloughs and hiring freezes that affect the federally paid state workers who make disability determinations for Social Security. After all, this Administration has operated by a system of favorites and cronyism.
As of now, with the agreement between Social Security Administration and the state called the Section 218 Agreement, local and state government workers are now under the Social Security. Everyone working at this office, from the security guard to the counter staff were courteous, helpful and fast. NOTE: The 7.65% tax rate is the combined rate for Social Security and Medicare.
If you wonder what attorneys who represent Social Security claimants do, let me tell you about one client I recently met with. It is taking a lot of effort for me to avoid speculating on what issues there might be between Astrue and Goss concerning policy and actuarial projections for Social Security’s disability programs. The first is the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program found in Title II of the Social Security Act.
Above all, stay active throughout the process and notify SSA any time you have a change of address, phone number, or need to update your medical information. If you alternate between a career and homemaking, you need to be aware that you can maintain your full Social Security protection with a little attention.
If both spouses are receiving social security retirement checks and one spouse dies the SSA will no longer pay both checks. The ORS tells us that 93% of jobs within the cashier occupation do not allow the opportunity to sit and stand at will. Nothing suitable was available in Washington in 1936, so the Social Security Board selected the Candler Building on Baltimore’s harbor as a temporary location.