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A New Republican Proposal Emerges to Reform SSDI

In Washington, D.C. this month (August, 2015) there was a renewed focus on the debate over the future of Social Security funding, as congressional Republicans consider a new set of proposals which seek to avert looming fiscal shortfalls in the disability program. Previous posts have detailed other potential plans to shore up the program’s finances, including raising the current cap on FICA taxes, reducing benefits, or transferring funds from the social security retirement trust fund into the disability trust fund to make up for the shortfall. The last option, referred to as an ‘inter-fund transfer,’ [...]

Do Migraines & Chronic Headaches Count as an Impairment for SSDI?

Migraine headaches are estimated to impact nearly 10 percent of the U.S. population, about 36 million people. While migraines are one of many serious conditions that are not specifically “listed” by the Social Security Administration, there is a chance of qualifying.