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Social Security Guidelines on Fibromyalgia and Disability

The Social Security Administration published new guidelines for evaluating fibromyalgia in its disability cases on July 25, 2012.  The purpose of the Ruling is to assist SSA’s decision makers in evaluating disability claims with allegations of fibromyalgia.  According to the  Ruling,  fibromyalgia “is a complex medical condition characterized primarily by widespread pain in the joints, muscles, tendons…

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Social Security Benefits and Debit Cards – Some things to consider

Starting March 1, 2013, all Federal benefits, including Social Security payments, went electronic. There are no more paper checks. Social Security beneficiaries here in Colorado as well as across the country will receive their payments by direct deposit or on a debit card. For any Social Security beneficiary who does not choose an option for…

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New Report Recommends Changes to Social Security Disability Programs

According to an August 8, 2012, PRNewsire press release, D.C.-based advocacy group “Our Generation” has released a report entitled “Social Security Disability Insurance – an Entitlement in Need of Reform.” In the report, the non-profit think-tank elaborates on the problems with the current Social Security disability system and suggests ways that the federal disability program…

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Senate’s Report Misses the Point on Social Security Disability

A report from the US Senate Subcommittee on Investigations minority staff released this month alleges that SSA erroneously awarded disability benefits in more than 25% of the claims  it processes.   The investigation looked at 300 cases over three counties in the US to come to this conclusion.  The very small sample size is the…

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Social Security Administration Stops Mailing Paper Statements Again

SSA has suspended mailing out their Social Security earnings and benefits statements effective October 1 due to their very tight budget. The Social Security statements showed a person’s earnings covered by Social Security and estimates of the person’s potential retirement and disability benefits. SSA had previously suspended mailing out the paper Social Security statements as…

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Roggen Elevator Employee Dies in a Workplace Accident

On Wednesday, a 28-year old man from Commerce City died performing his work duties at Roggen Elevator, as reported by the Weld County Coroner’s Office on Thursday. The victim of the workplace accident was known as Andres Ramirez, told by Chris Robillard, the coroner’s office investigator. An autopsy was completed on Thursday which revealed that…

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Workers’ Comp Claims by the numbers…

Insurance Companies and Risk Managers claim workers will fraudulently file workers’ compensation claims during tough economic times, the truth, at least in Colorado is that lost-time and Settled Claims dropped from $24,044 in 2008 to 21,932 in 2009.  In 2010 such claims stayed about the same, dropping to 21,329.  Average lost time (both median and…

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