Noah and Emma Rank No. 1 on SSA’s Top Baby Names in 2016

 

Every year, the Social Security Administration (SSA) publishes the top 10 most popular baby names given to children born that year. [More]

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SSA Issues Two New Rulings Regarding Its Treatment of Evidence

 

Effective March 1, 2017, the Social Security Administration (SSA) issued Social Security Ruling (SSR) 17-1p Reopening Based on Error on the Face of the Evidence—Effect of a Decision by the Supreme Court of the United States Finding a Law That We Applied To Be Unconstitutional. [More]

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SSA Announces Changes to Final Rules on Evaluation of Medical Evidence

 

The Social Security Administration (SSA) announced in the Federal Register on January 18, 2017 that they are making changes to their final rules on the “Evaluation of Medical Evidence.” [More]

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SSA and Other Cost of Living Increases in 2017

 

Effective January 1, 2017, the California State Supplementary Payment (SSP) portion of Social Security's Supplemental Security Income (SSI)/SSP grant received a cost-of-living increase equivalent to the increase in the California Necessities Index (CNI), which is 2.76 percent. [More]

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SSA Expands SSI Application Window for Emancipating Foster Youth

 

The Social Security Administration (SSA) announced earlier this summer a new pilot program that will run from August 1, 2016 through July 31, 2017 that will allow foster care youth approaching emancipation to file for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits up to 180 days prior to foster care eligibility ending. This is a change from the usual 90 days that was enacted in 2010. [More]

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SSA Issues Notice of Proposed Rulemaking - Revisions to Rules Regarding the Evaluation of Medical Evidence

 

On September 9, 2016, the Social Security Administration (SSA) posted a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) in the Federal Register announcing its intention to propose revisions to various aspects of the rules used to govern the evaluation of medical evidence. [More]

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SSA Issues UWA and ERE Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

 

On May 11, 2016, SSA issued a Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) that would adjust Unsuccessful Work Attempts (UWA) and Expedited Reinstatement Eligibility (ERE) as work incentives. These are items that all disability beneficiaries should be aware of as it relates to their options once on disability benefits and how they impact ongoing benefits. [More]

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Social Security Announces New Ruling on Evaluation of Symptoms in Disability Claims– Effective Immediately

 

The Social Security Administration (SSA) announced March 16, 2016, notice of Social Security Ruling (SSR) 16-3p which supersedes SSR 96–7p: Policy Interpretation Ruling Titles II and XVI: Evaluation of Symptoms in Disability Claims: Assessing the Credibility of an Individual’s Statements. This new SSR 16-3p is effective immediately. [More]

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No Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) increase in 2016

 

There will be no automatic increase in the monthly Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security benefits paid to millions of Americans in 2016. According to a press release issued by the agency on, October 15, 2015: [More]

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No Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) increase in 2016

 

There will be no automatic increase in the monthly Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security benefits paid to millions of Americans in 2016. According to a press release issued by the agency on, October 15, 2015: [More]

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