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This is the ultimate Social
Security Disability web site.
The purpose of this site is to provide free SSDI and
SSI information. I provide information all in one place that you will have a hard time finding on the Internet
anywhere. This site should help those who are contemplating applying for Social Security Disability or Supplemental
Security Income and those individuals who have already applied for Social Security Disability benefits, no matter
what stage they are at in the process. The information in this site should be used as a helpful guide to the Social Security Disability process. It will also provide information on how to win your disability claim. If you have any questions that are
not answered in this site or want a free consultation feel free to e-mail me. I will try to answer any questions you might have about Social Security Disability (SSDI) or Supplemental Security
Income (SSI). This site is the best place to go for free Social Security Disability information. If you read
this site you will know how to apply for disability benefits and how to win SSDI (SSD) and SSI. In addition
to this site, available to you are other sites which can further help you in your claim for benefits.
a dime a dozen and we caution you to be careful when choosing which ones to utilize. There are many web sites out there that
are very good. We caution you to be careful of websites where the identity of the firm or author is hidden.
They are solely to generate clients. They offer only enough information to confuse you or convince you that you need
a lawyer. Other sites are constructed by individuals who have never handled a Social Security Disability claim
nor ever intend to. They are marketing people who are looking to sell leads to lawyers. In fact, there are some
websites out there using titles similar to mine don't be fooled. Here you will find Social Security Disability
information, answers and advice on how to apply, am i disabled, how to appeal and how to win SSD, SSDI, and SSI.
I do not hide who I am on this site and I will try to answer any questions you may have but I will
not pressure anyone to retain me as their lawyer. My sincere hope is that the information in this disability guide is
helpful to anyone seeking disability benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA). I will try to update
the information in this site as often as possible including an almost daily blog. In addition to the Blog on this site
please visit my other Social Security disability Blog for more SSDI and SSI tips. So be sure to bookmark this site for the latest news. This is a free disability
guide and will help with Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security claims. Please note that it is my
intention to provide accurate and up to date information on this site and I make great effort to do this. However, the
information on this site is not guaranteed and no lawyer client relationship exist. This site is not a substitute for
consultation with a lawyer.
How to Use this site. If you are new to
the process of Social Security Disability I recommend you start be reading the disability process. This page will give you an overview of how your claim is processed and what procedural steps you have to take.
To understand how SSA determines if you are disabled you should read the page "am I disabled?". After you read this page you should follow the different links to get a better understanding of what it
takes to prove your disability. I also strongly suggest you read "how to win" and "key to SSDI and SSI". There is a lot more information on this site but this should give you a good starting point to help your claim.
I provide this free information on Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security
Income so that everyone who is disabled has the tools they need to win disability. If you need tips on how to win
your SSDI or SSI claim continue to read this site and bookmark it so you can come back and use it as a reference while you
take on the Social Security Disability process.
Here is what one person had to say about my website "Thanks for the site, absolutely a "Bible"
for all who have fear, doubt or lack of knowledge." Christopher. To see what other have said
about this website read the website testimonials on the page called "Best Social Security Disability Website".
If you need a lawyer for your Social Security Disability or SSI claim or just want to ask a few questions you can also
call me at 1-877-527-5529 and ask for Karl. Or you can click on the following link and fill out the
form if you prefer a local lawyer note that on form.
Whether you are represented by an attorney or not take it upon yourself to learn as
much about the Social Security disability process as you can. You have already taken the initiative by researching on-line and reading this site.
I also recommend that you visit the Social Security Administration's web site. It is a bit confusing but can be
a great resource for your claim for benefits.
If you choose to get your benefits without an attorney, this guide will help you learn the process used to determine if one
is disabled. This is not a complete site about Social Security and should not be considered legal advice.
You should also use the SSA's website in conjunction with this site. This will increase your chances of giving your
case the best chance to win your benefits. Remember the law in these cases is confusing and convoluted.
Statistics show that those claimants that are represented by an attorney are more likely
to win their claim for benefits than those who are not. In my opinion, the reason for this is because the lawyers
that handle Social Security Disability claims have a better understanding of how the Social Security Administration decides your case and they develop your case accordingly.
Remember this web site
is my attempt to give you the tools you need to win your SSDI or SSI benefits with or without a lawyer. If you decide you need a lawyer for your disability case or just want/need
to ask some questions, feel free to contact me. I also offer a free case evaluation for Social Security Disability and Supplemental
This site is full of free information and practical advice
on Social Security Disability. If you study this site you can learn the following: How to apply for Social Security Disability. What is the process by which SSA determines if you are disabled. How to win SSDI or SSI. What are the GRID rules? What you can expect and how to handle a Social Security Disability hearing. What are the medical listing of impairments? Do I need a lawyer for my disability claim. The definitions of common terms used. Helpful tips to help win your disability claim. What are Residual Functional Capacity (RFC) forms and why are they so important? What does your past work have to do with disability? What is
child's SSI? How to win Child's SSI. What is the difference between Social Security Disability and
SSI? What are the most important things to know and do when trying to get benefits. Are you disabled? What is an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) and what is his or her role in the process? What is the Appeals
Council? What can you do to help your Social Security Disability or SSI claim. How to get Social Security Disability
I wish you good luck with your claim and further encourage you
to finish reading this site.
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Social Security, OIG Partner with State of Michigan on Anti-Fraud Unit
The Social Security Administration, its Office of the Inspector General (OIG), and the Michigan Department of Human Services
today announced a new Cooperative Disability Investigations (CDI) Unit in Detroit. As part of the nationwide CDI Program,
the Detroit Unit will identify and prevent Social Security disability fraud throughout the State of Michigan.
The CDI program is one of Social Security’s most successful anti-fraud initiatives, contributing to the
integrity of Federal disability programs. CDI Units bring together personnel from Social Security, its OIG, State Disability
Determination Services (DDS), and local law enforcement agencies to analyze and investigate suspicious or questionable Social
Security disability claims, to help resolve questions of potential fraud before benefits are ever paid. CDI Unit efforts help
disability examiners make informed decisions, ensure payment accuracy, and generate significant taxpayer savings, for both
Federal and State programs.
“Social Security’s most successful collaboration with the
OIG in the area of disability fraud investigation and prevention is the CDI program. These units play a critical role in preventing
fraud and investigating complex conspiracies and we are excited to establish a new unit in Detroit,” said Carolyn W.
Colvin, Acting Commissioner of Social Security. “I thank the Michigan Department of Human Services for their involvement,
and Social Security will continue to expand the number of CDI units throughout the country to combat fraud and preserve public
trust in our programs.”
With the opening of the Detroit Unit, the CDI program now consists
of 26 units covering 22 States and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. The Detroit CDI Unit is the first of seven new CDI units
that SSA and the OIG plan to establish by the end of fiscal year 2016, as part of a renewed agency effort to root out disability
fraud and preserve benefits for those who truly deserve them.
“For more than 16 years, CDI
has had tremendous success in identifying and preventing disability fraud and abuse,” said Social Security Inspector
General Patrick P. O’Carroll, Jr. “We’re very pleased to partner with the Michigan Department of Human Services
to expand our efforts to combat fraud and to ensure the integrity of Social Security’s disability programs for the citizens
The Detroit CDI Unit will include an OIG special agent, a Social Security
Administration program expert, a State disability examiner and an investigative analyst, and two investigators from the Michigan
OIG. Both the Michigan DDS and OIG operate within the Michigan Department of Human Services (DHS).
am excited about this state and federal partnership. Working together, we can be better stewards of taxpayer dollars and make
sure that disability assistance helps people who are truly in need,” said Michigan DHS Director Maura D. Corrigan. “Cracking
down on fraud has been one of my top priorities. The CDI Unit provides another important tool for these important efforts.”
Social Security Administration and its OIG jointly established the CDI program in 1997. Since the CDI program
was established, CDI efforts have contributed to $2.8 billion in projected savings to Social Security’s programs, and
$1.8 billion in projected savings to related Federal and State programs. For more information on the CDI program, please visit
the OIG website.
The Social Security Board of Trustees today released its annual report on the long-term financial status of the Social
Security Trust Funds. The combined asset reserves of the Old-Age and Survivors Insurance, and Disability Insurance (OASDI)
Trust Funds are projected to become depleted in 2033, unchanged from last year, with 77 percent of benefits still payable
at that time. The DI Trust Fund will become depleted in 2016, also unchanged from last year's estimate, with 81 percent of
benefits still payable.
In the 2014 Annual Report to Congress, the Trustees announced:
The combined trust fund reserves are still growing and will continue to do so through 2019. Beginning with 2020,
the cost of the program is projected to exceed income.
The projected point at which the combined trust fund reserves
will become depleted, if Congress does not act before then, comes in 2033 – the same as projected last year. At that
time, there will be sufficient income coming in to pay 77 percent of scheduled benefits.
The projected actuarial
deficit over the 75-year long-range period is 2.88 percent of taxable payroll -- 0.16 percentage point larger than in last
"The projected depletion dates of the Social Security Trust Funds have not changed, and three-fourths
of benefits would still be payable after depletion. But the fact remains that Congress can ensure the long-term solvency
of this vital program by taking action," said Carolyn W. Colvin, Acting Commissioner of Social Security. "The
Disability Insurance Trust Fund's projected depletion year remains 2016, and legislative action is needed as soon as possible
to address this financial imbalance."
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