Society Security Disability benefits are designed to help disabled people make ends meet while they are unable to work. Each year, the Social Security Administration (SSA) denies needy Oklahoma residents the Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits they deserve. In fact, over 80% of people who apply for SSD benefits in Oklahoma are denied on their first try. This may seem hopeless and you might wonder just what it takes to be approved for benefits. Those who are denied should not give up on the first try. Luckily, there is an appeals process if you are denied the SSD benefits you need and are entitled to. Unfortunately, the appeal process can be a long and difficult one.
For a start, as my policy analysis term paper, I subjectively selected the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) policy administered by the Social Security Administration Act, based on my personal experience with the policy and from curiosity as how the mechanisms of the policy truly operate. The Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Title XVI, is a United States federal government income supplement program that is “funded by tax revenues not social security taxes – it is designed to help aged, blind, and disabled people, who have little or no income; and it provides cash to meet basic needs for food, clothing, and shelter” (Social Security Administration, 2016). Although overseen by the Social Security Administration (SSA), as aforementioned,
In 1929 the United States experienced a stock market crash known as The Great Depression. This had been the biggest economic disaster in western society. Between 1930 and 1932, the unemployment rate increased from 3% to 25% leaving 13 million Americans unemployed. Those who were able to maintain employment saw a 40% decrease in income by the year 1932 (Szostak, 2003). In an effort to protect individuals who were old, disabled or unemployed, President Franklin Roosevelt implemented “social insurance.”
Thesis: The President knew that there was no truth behind the accusations that he was responsible for the changes to the welfare reform; the United States Congress had a meeting and discussed rather or not they would allow changes to be made to the requirements for citizens receiving welfare assistance; in a close decision, the United States Supreme Court said that it was not fare for the lawyers to be able to challenge the current welfare cases.
The SSS Program will help me transition into college. College will be one of the greatest obstacle that I will overcome. I have done all that I can to get myself this far and my greatest fear is that the inexperience of college will affect me. I know few people who have been to college and most tend to have trouble themselves. I will have certain difficulties that SSS may be able to help with. I want to be part of the program because I am a person who will need additional assistance regarding all types of problems; from the transition of being away from my family to financial assistance. High school is one thing I was prepared for. I use every resource that I have without being wasteful. I know my major will be difficult to achieve, with all
In Theodore Roosevelt’s 1912 address to the convention of the Progressive Party, he stated, "We pledge ourselves to work unceasingly in state and nation for… the protection of home life against the hazards of sickness, irregular employment, and old age through the adoption of a system of social insurance" (“How Social Security Really Began: Echoes.” 2012). The idea of social insurance wasn't an American invention, however. First adopted in Germany in 1889, it was already operating in 34 countries by the time the U.S. enacted Social Security (“How Social Security Really Began: Echoes.” 2012). Based on Social Security reports in recent years, the rapid increase in retirees and the rapid decrease of active workers will result in Social Security program to be bankrupt by the year 2037. This reason is the result of active workers decreasing, people living longer, women having less children, disability being more common, and a rising number in retirees.
If you are like most people, than you would agree that a house near the coast, off the lake, the ability to go anywhere in world, or any other type of way to enjoy retirement is a goal that many Americans have. Do you know the tax that you are paying now that helps those who have reached that goal? It’s Social Security tax; you should know this because it is the largest tax that comes out of your paycheck. That money taken out of your paycheck is not always being used appropriately when it goes to the government, but those who work in the government say that the money goes to the retired, unemployed, disabled, and the Medical care coverage for those who qualify. Actually, a lot of it is taken out and is used by the government to help fund their
My first source is the annual report to Congress on Title XX of the Social Security Act. I found it in the government documents section of the library among other economic government sources. This source contains various details about the program form the 1980 fiscal year. The details of the program are quite extensive, but the true value of this source comes from the executive summary. In this summary there is a description of funding for social security over the past five years. The 1980 fiscal year was the first year in which funding dropped. Coincidentally 1980 is the same year that Ronald Reagan was elected President. This source is a clear example of his plan to cut spending in order to reduce spending. This source is one of the first
The Commissioner’s explanation for the delay is that the Social Security Administration (SSA) was not permitted to expend appropriated funds to commence work on assignments until July 13, 1993, when Congress enacted the Supplemental Appropriations Act of 19932,3. The Commissioner also states that the task of researching employment records for approximately 80,000 coal industry workers in order to determine the appropriate signatory operators was a lot of work that required more time and hence he was unable to complete this task by October 1, 1993, in absence of additional resources. The respondent companies counter provided a counter argument stating that the Commissioner had assured the Congress less than a month before the statutory date
Finally, after almost a half a decade into the Great Depression in 1935 President Franklin D. Roosevelt and his administration suggested to Congress that a consistent federal social welfare program was needed in the United States of America. The president’s new deal would give work relief to those citizens in financial need. On August 14th, 1935 the Social Security Act was passed as a bill by Congress. The bill was eventually enforced by the year 1939 just a few years before the attack on Pearl Harbor and the United States was about to enter World War II.
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is provided to people aged 65 or older and the disable. During the 1990’s, many of the SSI recipients were people with disabilities. However, after new legislation, many of the disable recipients were dropped, majority being children. Some of those children were mentally handicap, had multiple impairments, personality disorders, arthritis, burns, etc. Eligibility was tighten by the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 so that only the most restrictive medical diagnosis were accepted. Illegal and legal immigrants were denied supplemental security income until they became citizens and found work in the United States. Many people were not pleased with the changes and they even
When applicants are called by the Social Security officer in order to go to the window identified with a specific number, once they are at the window, they are allowed to see the officer through the crystal window and speak with his/her about their cases. Applicants are aware of several cubicles inside the office area. After they finish their case/petition or requirements they leave the Social Security office in a peaceful manner. The officer at the Social Security office is very kind and educated. During this observation of approximately 48 to 60 minutes, any conflict was observed. The parking lot outside the building is accessible and clean, surrounded by a lot of beautiful trees.
The Center is dedicated to protecting the personal and privacy of all employees. In the ordinary course of its business, and for a variety of legitimate business reasons, the Center may collect and store personal information about its employees, including all or any part of an employee’s social security number (“SSN”) in hard copy or digital storage.
There are lots of things the government helps citizens in the United States of America with, some programs consist of helping with food, money, and housing. These programs are known as supplemental nutrition assistance, temporary assistance, section 8, and even Medicaid. This great program helps needy families and individuals who need a little assistance with their living expenses. Some people think that these programs are hand outs from the government, but most people don’t think that simply because families come in many different sizes and lots of people are not able to work like most people are. Welfare programs provide food to families who really need the help from the government.
There are growing problems in today’s welfare programs.Welfare is a policy where government programs are used to help a society’s poor or disabled population gain physical confidence and reenter the workforce. Some of these programs include the Affordable Care Act, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and Social Security Disability Insurance. According to the Affordable Care Act website, The Affordable Care Act, also known as ObamaCare, is a plan to help those who are less fortunate by providing “affordable health insurance” (“ObamaCare”). The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or food stamps, allows people to properly feed their family by supplying them “monthly nutrition assistance” (“Supplemental”). And lastly, the Social Security Disability Insurance gives “assistance to people with disabilities by giving them monetary benefits, housing, and temporary work leave” (“Social”). These programs are nowhere near new to the United States and they all sound like a good ideas, but each plan has faced complications that impact society and the workforce. Some of these complications include too many people being on the programs,