Rising inflation due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic means that in 2022, Social Security disability benefits will go up 5.9 percent, the sharpest upsurge since 1983.
When the SSA closed its offices at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, it failed to provide practical ways for people with disabilities to demonstrate their eligibility or challenge its decisions, according to a class-action lawsuit.
Taking its first look at the program in decades, a Senate subcommittee heard sometimes searing testimony that Supplemental Security Insurance (SSI) is in desperate need of updating.
Pandemic-related financial assistance will no longer affect an individual’s eligibility for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or the benefit amount, the Social Security Administration (SSA) has announced.
The Supplemental Security Income Restoration Act would raise payments to the federal poverty level and adjust income and asset constraints that are denying benefits to legions of people with disabilities and low-income senior citizens.
Thousands of SSI recipients have been falsely accused to owning real estate because of the Social Security Administration’s reliance on a private database that is “riddled with errors,” according to a new report.