April 2013

Murray parents concerned about delays in payments for developmentally disabled | Metro-east news | News Democrat.

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Very embarrassing for the State of Illinois.


CARSON CITY, Nev.: Some losing jobs amid alleged Nev. patient dumping | Health | News Democrat.

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Good idea: bus the mentally ill out of state. I wonder how many other states do this. In Illinois some patients are bused to other cities for the purpose of long term treatment.

Free America’s ‘work beasts’ from disability scammers | Opinion | The Seattle Times.

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More disinformation regarding Social Security Disability.
There has been no easing of the disability requirements over the last 20 years. It easy to throw in a few stories. The tough work would be truly study the numbers and trend over the years. Too bad this columnist “scams” the public with her lazy opinion column.

Health Care Reform Will Still Shock America | Business News.

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Human nature is to go with the flow. It is also overwhelming when there are too many choices. The health care changes are going to take time to get used to.

Let’s face it, Social Security Disability is a last resort. It is not really that much money.

Most people would certainly rather work if they could.

So part-time work would be welcome and helpful.

If you receive SSI any part-time work is subtracted from your benefits.

However, if you receive regular Social Security Disability, or what is sometimes called Title II benefits, you may work part-time and keep all your Social Security Disability benefits.

There are limits to the amounts you may earn while on Social Security Disability.

There a number of complex rules about working while on disability, but the easiest way to look at it is that you cannot earn more than $1010 gross per month in your part-time job.

Gross means before anything is taken out of your check for taxes or anything else.

The other thing to think about is the type of part-time job you work.

Social Security will review your case every two to five years.

At that time Social Security will determine that whether you are still disabled or not.

This means that if you are working a job that is strenuous, then you may jeopardize your disability payments.

So choose wisely in working part-time because it may affect your disability benefits.

Questions about obtaining Social Security Disability? Feel free to contact Illinois Social Security Disability Attorney Dirk May at 309-827-4371.

State GOP leaders call for welfare reform package.

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Seems to focus on food stamps and possibly Medicaid.

State saves millions by shifting disability costs to feds | New Hampshire NEWS12.

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Differs from state to state because some states have a very limited cash grant program.

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