The Social Security Administration was established by a law codified at 42 U.S.C. § 901. Mary would have been eligible for retirement benefits as a divorced spouse on John’s Social Security record if she was married to him for at least 10 years, was at least 62 years old, was unmarried and was not entitled to a higher Social Security benefit on her own merit. This SSR provides guidance about how adjudicators at the hearings and Appeals Council (AC) levels of the administrative review process make findings about medical equivalence in disability claims under titles II and XVI of the Social Security Act. Social Security Ruling 82-41 provides a policy statement about transferable skills.

Carolyn Colvin: I think we have to set the vision from the top and exhibit the change for which we are looking. The TFB is the total of all disability insurance benefits (DIB) monthly amounts for the number holder (NH) and any auxiliaries entitled on the NH’s SSN in the first considered date of onset. In either case, it is very possible that you are entitled to some Social Security benefits in addition to your WC benefits. The second is the Supplemental Security Income program contained in Title XVI of the Social Security Act. Recently, on the Big Picture Retirement podcast we spent two entire episodes talking about Social Security basics.

Recently, based on December 2016 statistics, the SSA published its first 2017 fact sheet, and it’s packed with statistics that current and future retirees should be aware of. Following are 12 facts the SSA wants you to know about Social Security. Each candidate was asked by the press if they thought that social security was a ponzi scheme. This site provides information about Social Security, why it is important, and some of the services we provide.

Applying on the phone also means one-on-one attention, but you still have to have the forms sent to you and sign them, and call back if you have questions. To deliver Social Security services that meet the changing needs of the public, assign Social Security numbers to U.S. citizens, maintain earnings records for workers under their Social Security numbers and administer the Supplemental Security Income program for the aged, blind and disabled. That’s a 65{038fb2ef5c1b7aeaab104e24389b2fd3cf34e6bad75a3e48d47ab0d8cb499c83} increase in 18 years, and it’s going to be a major strain on the Social Security program.

The report and recent Congressional testimony allege ALJ Daugherty abused an initiative by the Social Security Administration urging judges to decide between 500 to 700 cases per year to clear some of the system’s backlog. The actual amount of time it takes to process your claim will depend upon the state in which you live, the nature or your disability, how quickly Social Security receives medical evidence from your doctor or other medical source, and whether you need to go for a medical examination.