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The Social Security Administration (SSA) has reported concerning the funding status for its programs for fiscal year 2015. The good news is that the Old-Age and Survivors Insurance, and Disability Insurance (OASDI) Trust Funds are projected to become depleted in 2034, the same as projected last year. Once depleted, persons receiving benefits will have their […]

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By Scott B. Elkind, Esq. Unsatisfactory Condition of Social Security in 2014 The 2014 Summary of the Status of the Social Security and Medicare Programs from the Social Security and Medicare Boards of Trustees points to many program funding problems. The Social Security Disability Insurance (DI) program fails to satisfy the Trustees’ long range financial […]

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PART TWO OF A SERIES By Scott B. Elkind, Esq. In Chinese menu terms, if you order from column A, you need to order from column B. Therefore, it is fitting to address the second appeals component which face denied beneficiaries. Before an appeal can be made for a Part B denial, the beneficiary must […]

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PART ONE OF A SERIES By Scott B. Elkind, Esq. As you are acutely aware, most insurer’s actively engage in “cost containment policies,” i.e., ways of preventing payment of benefits to increase profits.. So, if such practices are good for the bottom line of industry, why shouldn’t the government do the same. This is one […]

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