Social Security

SSI Flagged For Billions In Improper Spending

A federal program designed to aid people with disabilities doled out billions of dollars in improper payments last year alone, government investigators say.

After Years Of Cuts, Social Security To Extend Office Hours

The Social Security Administration says it will expand hours at offices across the country, a move that could be a big help for those with developmental disabilities.

SSI Payments To Increase

Monthly Social Security payments — including those for Supplemental Security Income beneficiaries — will go up next year.

Mercedes Owner Busted For SSI, Medicaid Fraud

An unemployed man who owned a Mercedes and reportedly wore lots of jewelry is headed to jail for defrauding Medicaid and SSI out of more than $200,000.

Senators Take Aim At SSI Asset Limits

Under a new bill proposed in the U.S. Senate, the amount of money that SSI recipients could save without losing access to their benefits would rise for the first time in over two decades.

Social Security Ups Disability Safeguards

The Social Security Administration is taking new steps to bar criminals from collecting benefits on behalf of those with disabilities who are unable to manage their own finances.

Social Security, SSI Benefits To Rise In 2014

Monthly payments will increase next year for people with disabilities receiving benefits from Social Security, including Supplemental Security Income.

States Get Millions To Wean Kids Off SSI

Nearly a dozen states are getting a share of more than $200 million to help improve the long-term prospects of kids with disabilities who receive Supplemental Security Income.

SSI ‘Processing Fee’ Prompts Federal Charges

A Social Security claims representative is facing federal charges for allegedly imposing a fee in order to “process” Supplemental Security Income claims.

Social Security To Drop ‘Mental Retardation’

The Social Security Administration will become the latest federal agency to start using the term “intellectual disability” in lieu of “mental retardation.”

Feds Eye Better Outcomes For Kids On SSI

Through improved supports and services, the Obama administration is looking to boost the long-term prospects of kids with disabilities who receive Supplemental Security Income.

Obama Administration Looks To Improve Transition Outcomes

In an effort to identify better strategies to help young people with disabilities transition from school to work, a handful of federal agencies are seeking public input.

White House Urged To Raise SSI Limits

A federal agency is calling on the president to raise the asset limit imposed on people with disabilities receiving Supplemental Security Income for the first time in decades.

Obama Budget Spares SSI Benefits

Changes to the way Supplemental Security Income benefits for people with disabilities are calculated appear to be off the table — for the moment, at least.

Advocates Alarmed By Proposal To Tweak SSI

A plan expected to be included in President Barack Obama’s budget proposal this week could change how Social Security benefits are calculated for people with disabilities.

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