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U.S. senator rejects calls to cut SSD, SSI

Readers may be aware that the Social Security Disability (SSD) and Supplemental Security Insurance (SSI) programs, which numerous people in Missouri rely upon, are in a financial crisis. The trust fund that pays for the benefits are expected to run out of money by 2017, unless Congress acts to replenish it before then.

SSA adds new conditions to the Compassionate Allowance List

Some disabling diseases and conditions limit people’s ability to work and live independently. Other times, the illness or disorder is so severe that it is expected to cost the person his or her life -- and soon.

SSA report says that aging boomers, women behind jump in payments

The rise in costs for the Social Security disability program has continued to be controversial in recent months. One charge that critics have leveled against the program is that it is paying benefits to people who are faking or exaggerating their conditions, either to defraud the government or because they are unemployed.

SSA overpayments can mean headaches, financial hardship

Once a person is approved for Social Security disability benefits or Supplemental Security Income benefits, the Social Security Administration determines how much to provide that person each month. Though the SSA says that more than 99 percent of its monthly payments are accurately calculated, mistakes do occur.

Social Security Administration to drop term 'mental retardation'

As part of an effort by the U.S. government to be more respectful of those living with intellectual disabilities, the Social Security Administration has officially stopped referring to those conditions as "mental retardation." The agency, which administers the Social Security disability and Supplemental Security Income systems, will now use the phrase "intellectual disability" instead staring on Sep. 1.

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