Changes in the Social Security Laws

Written by Lala Balattan

It is time we educate and update ourselves regarding essential issues ofrepparttar Social Security Administration. By having enough knowledge of SSA’s vital programs concerning Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Disability Insurance (DI), we would truly understandrepparttar 119204 workings --- implementations, qualifications, claiming procedures, etc.

And since many policy changes have occurred with regards torepparttar 119205 mentioned programs, it is but necessary that we may be aware of such things. Like, what new laws are enacted which covers diability beneficiaries ofrepparttar 119206 DI program? Or if you have a relative which you think may qualify forrepparttar 119207 SSI/DI, how qualified? Here, we present you with vital facts onrepparttar 119208 SSI/DI programs’ legislative changes that have occurred forrepparttar 119209 past, 20 years, between 1984 – 1999.

Onrepparttar 119210 various policy revisions overrepparttar 119211 period of 1984 – 1999, these are mainly concerned on how to properly identify and analyzerepparttar 119212 beneficiaries entitled forrepparttar 119213 said programs.

The Social Security Disability Benefits Reform Act of 1984 revisedrepparttar 119214 mental impairment listings for disabled workers. It also required that a combined effect of all impairments be taken into consideration when determining eligibility for disability benefits. A “medical improvement standard” was also added forrepparttar 119215 disability review process stating that an individual’s disability benefits may be terminated withrepparttar 119216 basis of substantial evidence which shows that impairments have medically improved andrepparttar 119217 person concerned can already handle salaried work.

Don’t be a Sucker

Written by Maricon Williams

Knowledge ofrepparttar law gives yourepparttar 119203 edge to exercise and protect your rights and to restrict yourself from any act or omission prohibited byrepparttar 119204 laws ofrepparttar 119205 land. Ignorance ofrepparttar 119206 law excuses no one. However, how will you know that you are already abused or defrauded if you do not knowrepparttar 119207 boundaries of your protection?

These days, most ofrepparttar 119208 claimants are unaware of what they should do to pursue a claim. They still entertain a lot of misconception atrepparttar 119209 back of their minds. Winning a claim does not depend onrepparttar 119210 age ofrepparttar 119211 claimant. It does not follow that social security claim whererepparttar 119212 claimants are children are easily approved than those pursued by adults. It does not also mean that if you are not disabled you are not deserving ofrepparttar 119213 claim and it will likely be denied. It does not also follow that if a physician has given his statement in support to your case you can automatically earn merit to your claim.

In order to act accurately onrepparttar 119214 matter, we should first free our minds from misconceptions because misconceptions make as an easy target of fraud and falsehood.

Frequently, social disability and SSI claimants are simply givenrepparttar 119215 wrong information. If your friend contactedrepparttar 119216 Social Security before his application for a claim and then he was told he could not file a disability claim because he was working, then, your friend has been misinformed. Individuals are permitted to work provided that their monthly gross earnings are less thanrepparttar 119217 SGA or substantial gainful activity amount which is $830.00 per month.

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