Eligibility for Benefits

Congress Approves Funds to Reduce Backlogged SSDI Claims

The backlog of 1.1 million people currently awaiting determinations or an appeal hearings on their Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) claims is no laughing matter, but it’s about to get the much-needed attention it deserves. Congress approved approximately $150 million to address the backlogged hearings and related activities just before the 115th Congress recessed for [...]

Three Tips for Apply for Disability Benefits & 2017 Increase

The new year always brings changes and 2017 is no different than any of its predecessors. Social Security recipients will be receiving a little bit more money than last year. That’s because of the inflation over the past few years, the Federal government is making a cost of living adjustment (COLA) of 0.3%. And, just [...]