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Voodoo Trickle Down Be Damned

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 01.26.2015 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Reaganomics, the plot to appease the rich and condemn the rest, got its comeuppance last week in President Obama's State of the Union speech. The president asked: "Will we accept an economy where only a few of us do spectacularly well?"

Arthur Delaney

Dems Decry Social Security Sneak Attack

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 01.07.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats and Social Security advocates are accusing House Republicans of launching a sneak attack on disability insurance on the very f...

How to Get Social Security Benefits When You're Disabled

Jim T. Miller | Posted 10.28.2014 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

The process of getting Social Security disability benefits can be tricky and time-consuming, but you can help yourself by doing your homework and getting prepared.

Medicare Hospital Fund To Last 4 Years Longer Than Expected

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER and RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 09.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare's financial future is looking brighter despite a growing wave of baby boomers reaching retirement. Getting relief from a...

Who Qualifies for Social Security Disability Benefits?

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 08.24.2014 | Money
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

I wish there were a quick and easy answer to your question, but unfortunately there's nothing quick and easy about Social Security disability insurance (SSDI). There are a lot of rules and regulations, and it's tough to qualify.

Down and Out in the Margins of the American Economy

Bill Stieger | Posted 04.16.2014 | Politics
Bill Stieger

We damn well know the pointlessness of self-pity. But through these recent ordeals we have grown jaundiced about our government and both political parties. Our Congress, with little exception, is solely representative of corporate interests, not people like us.

GOP House Members Sound Social Security Warning

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 06.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Social Security is approving disability benefits at strikingly high rates for people whose claims were rejected by field offices or stat...

Unemployed Workers Not Turning To Disability After Benefits Run Out: Study

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 06.17.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Most workers who ran out of unemployment insurance in the Great Recession didn't start collecting disability benefits, according to new ...

The Social Security 2013 Trustees Report Is Out... But What Does It Mean for People With Disabilities? Eight Things You Need to Know

Donna Meltzer | Posted 08.03.2013 | Politics
Donna Meltzer

Here are 8 things you need to know about the 2013 Trustees Report and what it means for people with disabilities.

Saki Knafo

Backlash Grows Against Media's Portrayal Of Americans Taking Disability Benefits

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | Posted 04.11.2013 | Business

For three years after chronic back pain finally caused her to leave her job waiting tables, Julia Juan says she tried to find work that her body could...

Why Social Security Is Edging Towards The Brink

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 11.12.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — Social Security is so overwhelmed by disability claims that some officials are awarding benefits without adequately reviewing appl...

Education Department Revamps Broken Disability Review Program

propublica | Sasha Chavkin | Posted 07.19.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of ProPublica. The Education Department proposed new rules on Tuesday to revamp its troubled program for forgiving...

Arthur Delaney

Study: Growing Disability Numbers Not A Plot To Increase Dependency

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 07.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Some members of Congress have begun leveling accusations that rising enrollment in Social Security's disability insurance program is evi...

Disabled Workers Shrink Labor Force

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 05.08.2012 | Business

More than 1.6 million Americans have signed up for Social Security disability benefits since the recession, taking themselves out of the work force --...

Medicaid: Help in Hard Times

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 04.25.2012 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Medicaid is vital -- it provides hundreds of millions of children who are poor or have disabilities with comprehensive health coverage enabling them to become productive, taxpaying members of society.

Why 2012 Is a Huge Year for Retiring Boomers

Ann Brenoff | Posted 05.17.2012 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

Nota bene: 2012 is a critical year on the Baby Boomers' timeline. In 2012, the oldest boomers will turn 66, the magic age at which they can claim the whole enchilada of the Social Security benefits they have earned and, as an added topping, the penalty for working and collecting benefits goes away. Big news, right? Maybe, maybe not.