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First in line: prioritizing receipt of social security disability benefits

  First in line: prioritizing receipt of social security disability b… – PubMed – NCBI. Given the complexity of the adjudication process and volume of applications to Social Security Administration’s (SSA) disability programs, many individuals with serious medical conditions die while awaiting an application decision. A new empirical approach was needed to identify conditions resulting in rapid mortality.  The study identified conditions associated with significantly higher mortality and prioritized them by the expected likelihood of death during the adjudication process. Administrative records of 29 million Social Security disability applicants, who applied for benefits from 1996 to 2007, were analyzed. The…
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Support Of Social Security Disability Benefits

From the Columbus Dispatch Sen. Sherrod Brown [D-OH] yesterday called on progressives to defend and “expand” both Social Security and Social Security’s disability insurance against what he assailed as right-wing critics. In a speech at the Center for American Progress — a Democratic-leaning nonprofit organization in Washington — Brown, D-Ohio, said that “the debate over Social Security should not be how much we can cut from the program in order to balance the federal budget.” Brown added, the “debate over Social Security should not be about raising the retirement age or limiting benefits. The debate over Social Security should be about…
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