Social Security, Medicare And Government Pensions

THE US SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION¬†(SSA) hasn’t bothered to notify people who have had their personal information and Social Security numbers exposed because they were wrongfully listed as dead in its database. If you are disabled, cannot work, and have determined that you meet the eligibility criteria, you can apply for Social Security disability benefits as soon as you become disabled. You may also call Social Security toll-free at 1-800-772-1213 or 1-800-325-0778 (TTY) from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. to take care of most Social Security business or to make an appointment at the Harbor Center office. These services are provided by Employment Networks, which are private organizations or government agencies (state or local) that have contracts with Social Security to provide employment services and other supports to beneficiaries with disabilities.

If a statute places benefit entitlement on the ability to perform a significant number of jobs in the economy …

Social Security Vs Private Disability Insurance (2)

Simply put, Social Security defines a disability as an inability to work because of a physical or mental impairment that lasts over 12 months or results in death. However, the option to voluntarily join Social Security and Medicare was made available to state and local governments effective January 1, 1951. If a child or surviving spouse is receiving benefits from Social Security, they are subject to the same earnings limitation as everyone else. If in doubt, it is a good idea to apply, or you can ask Social Security or an attorney for an opinion on your case. To qualify for Social Security benefits, you only need to collect 40 lifetime work credits.

If and when the bonds run out, ongoing contributions will still fund approximately 75 to 80 percent of Social Security payments to retirees for many decades. More than any other federal program, Social Security puts the lie …