Social Security

Despite Growth, SSI May Be Under-Serving Kids

The number of children receiving disability benefits from the federal government is on the rise and for good reason, a national panel of experts suggests.

Gun Access May Be Banned For Many With Disabilities

Seeking tighter controls over firearms, the Obama administration is pushing to ban Social Security beneficiaries from owning guns if their monthly disability payments are handled by others.

Housing Unaffordable For Many With Disabilities, Report Finds

Housing is too costly for people with disabilities living on SSI in nearly every place across the country, with apartment rents often exceeding an individual’s entire monthly income.

Social Security Shift To Online Services Prompts Concern

A push to expand online services at the Social Security Administration is meeting resistance with some fearing the effort may minimize face-to-face help for people with disabilities.

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.

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