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SSA Shutdown Contingency Plan 2013 – shutdown2013.pdf

SSA Shutdown Contingency Plan 2013 – shutdown2013.pdf.   list of SSA items that will and won’t continue if the government shuts down   Things that will not continue: Scheduling cases for hearings, review for OTRs, quality reviews, CDRs, exhibiting case files   Applications and reconsideration will continue to be processed.

SSA Begins Processing Claims for Same-Sex Couples | NOSSCR

SSA is encouraging all potential recipients to apply for benefits now, in order establish a protective filing date. SSA employees have been instructed to accept all claims, including those from couples who not only have been married but are in civil unions or registered domestic partnerships. The SSA instructions encourage…

New bill attempts SSDI reform for the terminally ill – World News Report

New bill attempts SSDI reform for the terminally ill – World News Report.   Looks like some in Congress are looking to end the 5 month wait period for those who are terminally ill.  This would make a huge difference for many who are currently ill die before their benefits…

SSA Benefits and Same Sex couples

Statement of Carolyn W. Colvin, Acting Commissioner of Social Security, on Payments to Same-Sex Couples.   “I am pleased to announce that Social Security is now processing some retirement spouse claims for same-sex couples and paying benefits where they are due.  The recent Supreme Court decision on Section 3 of…