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Disability Beneficiaries Reaches Record High

Disability claims have reached a record high, according to the Social Security Administration (SSA). The SSA’s two disability programs – Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) – are the primary source of income for many disabled Americans. SSDI provides payments to disabled persons who have earned enough “credits” through the payment […]

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Debt Ceiling Debate Could Delay Social Security Disability Payments

Uncertainties regarding the debt ceiling have many Social Security recipients, including those who receive Social Security Disability benefits, biting their nails in worry. Unless the debt ceiling is raised to allow additional federal borrowing, more than 55 million Social Security recipients might not receive their checks because the Treasury Department would only have enough funding […]