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Social Security Administration

Social Security Disability Benefits for "Younger" Persons

Social Security disability benefits for persons under age 45 should be based on "medical considerations" alone. If you are a "younger person" (under age 45), it is extremely difficult to qualify for benefits late in the process when vocational factors (age, education, job skills) are considered. I suggest we shorten the evaluation process so that when persons under age 45 are found "not disabled" at step 3 (the Listings... more »

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Social Security Administration

Attempt Disability fraud? Pay a fine.

Social Security Disability typically does nothing to applicants caught in fraud beyond denying their disability claim or stopping their check. Criminal prosecution is an option, albeit a difficult one due to court costs and crowded prisons. A more cost-efficient and reasonable option for fraud prosecution would be to impose penalties similar to a traffic ticket. $300 seems reasonable. This would likely deter further fraudulent... more »

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Social Security Administration

Create Disability Cessation Appeal Pending Listings

I suggest that SSA create electronic listings available to employees and management to monitor disability medical cessation cases that are pending -- such data is not currently available. If this suggestion were implemented, SSA could avoid the unnecessary accumulation of potentially incorrect "continuing" payments being made to individuals appealing their initial benefit cessation decision. The savings of incorrect... more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

STANDARDAZATION OF THE VA DISABLILTY AND COMPENSIATION PROCESS

I found through other retired veterans that the process, response time and the amount given for the SAME ‚Äúdisability varies by state and V.A. hospital. I.E. Texas Vet get 70% for a knee injury but a Kansas Vet gets 10%? A Florida Vets gets 50% for sleep Apnea but an Oklahoma Vet gets 0%? A California vet gets 20% for hypertension and a Virginia vet gets 0%? This money is being spent wrong and the vets who need it for... more »

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