March 2012

I, Cringely » Blog Archive The $30 billion Social Security hack – I, Cringely – Cringely on technology.

Click above to read. Pretty frightening. Why hasn’t this become big news?


Social Security’s Restricted Budget Means Fewer Workers for Disability Program – Beaumont Enterprise.

Click above to read. Here we go again. Less Social Security workers and longer waits.

Allsup is correct it helps to have a Social Security lawyer, but make sure they have the time to answer all your questions and meet with you till you are comfortable. None of this last minute stuff right before the hearing.

I think it also helps to have a Disability lawyer who is familiar with the Judges and what they look for.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of using a lawyer for your Social Security Disability case?


If you win you must pay a fee to the lawyer.

But if you lose you owe nothing to the attorney.

Even if you win the fee is small in comparison to what you win.

The fee is limited to 25 percent or $6,000 of your back benefits, whatever is the smaller amount.

There is no fee on the monthly check you receive for the rest of your life.


A Social Security Lawyer knows what Social Security is looking for in your case.

A Social Security Lawyer knows what questions the Judge is going to ask you at your hearing.

A Social Security Attorney knows what questions to ask the Vocational Expert.

A Social Security Attorney knows what information you need to prove your case.

Questions about your Social Security case? Feel free to call Illinois Social Security Lawyer Dirk May at 309-827-4371.

Illinois Issues blog: Cutting some Medicaid services may not create savings.

Click above to read. Be careful of the law of unintended consequences. A dollar saved today may result in higher medical costs tomorrow. Medicaid recipients do not have anywhere else to turn to for medical treatment. Many of them are on SSI or Social Security Disability.

Cutting Medicaid drug spending not a simple task – Springfield, IL – The State Journal-Register.

Click above to read. No matter what, someone else is going to have to pick up drug costs if they are cut from Medicaid coverage.

Conquering Retirement: How to Time Social Security –

Some good practical advice in this article.

Baby boomer stories: some advice, hopes, some fear – The Review.

Click above to read. It is not easy out there. It makes me mad that some people believe people do not want to work. Many a Social Security Disability claimant would love to work if they could. Most people do not willing choose to stop working before retirement age.

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