SSA Issues a “Notice of Proposed Rule Making” for Its Cancer Disorders Listings


The Social Security Administration (SSA) announced today its proposal to revise the medical criteria in the Listing of Impairments (listings) that it uses to evaluate claims involving Cancer (Malignant Neoplastic Diseases) in adults (13.00) and children (113.00) under titles II and XVI of the Social Security Act (Act). [More]

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1.5 Percent Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) increase set for 2014


The millions of Americans paid Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Insurance benefits in 2014 will see a 1.5 percent increase in their monthly checks. According to SSA’s press release [More]


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SSA Announces Final Rules - Change in Terminology: ‘‘Mental Retardation’’ to ‘‘Intellectual Disability’’


Effective September 3, 2013, the Social Security Administration (SSA) will replace all reference to “mental retardation” with “intellectual disability in its Listing of Impairments used to evaluate claims for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). [More]


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