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According to a recent news article from, a man was recently sentenced to prison for alleging defrauding the United States Social Security Administration (SSA) out of more than $87,000.  The sentence was for one year in federal prison, though it is likely that he would be sent to a reentry center or other halfway house some time before the year is over, based upon the standard operating procedures of the Untied States Department of Prisons.

952313_gavelThe prosecutor alleged that the 51-year-old man had applied for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits and then began collecting a monthly benefits check in the amount of around $1,000, which was the maximum monthly allowance in 2006 when he was alleged to have started drawing benefits.  Continue reading

The Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program is designed to provide monthly benefits to Americans who have worked for enough years and paid enough taxes to have paid into the system and then become disabled so they can no longer work.  The SSDI program is administered by the United States Social Security Administration (SSA).

1078874_word_work_on_the_dices-300x214The Americans with Disability Act (ADA) is a federal law designed to provide various rights to persons with disabilities, require employers to comply with certain requirements, and to provide method to obtain a remedy when the rules are not followed.  In many cases, someone can a file a lawsuit in federal court under the ADA and request monetary damages.   Continue reading

A recent news article from ABC discusses how difficult life can be for the millions of Americans who are suffering from a disability.  A man interviewed for the article was at risk for having his home foreclosed on as he waited for disability benefits.

1078874_word_work_on_the_dices-300x214Six years ago he was working as an electrical engineer and was doing quite well for himself and his family.  He was helping to build the new One World Trade Center tower, to replace the ones destroyed on 9/11, when he had a heart attack.  He was disabled following the heart attack, and his cardiologist told him that he could return to work, but only part time because the stress on his heart and body would be too great.   Continue reading

Those deemed permanently disabled by the Social Security Administration (SSA) are entitled to Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits, assuming they worked for a time prior to the onset of their disability.graduation1

They are also, unlike almost every other former student, entitled to student loan debt forgiveness. However, very few took advantage of this, despite the fact that many struggle to meet the basic needs of themselves and their families.

Now, the Obama administration is making a point to root out and identify those who have this been designated totally and permanently disabled and forgive their student loans – a total of $7.7 billion in federal student loans. Continue reading

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