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Could a New Database Lead to More Jobs for People with Disabilities?

Did you know the Department of Defense has a hiring goal for people with disabilities? For certain targeted disabilities, the DoD has a 2 percent goal and for people with a general disability the goal is 12 percent. This provides people with disabilities a chance to work that they might not get in the private sector. Now, an Air Force base right here in Oklahoma is trying to be a leader in this area of DoD hiring, and a new tool is making that goal a reality. How Is Tinker AFB Providing More Jobs for People with Disabilities? Hiring at Tinker Air Force Base was a challenge just two years ago. Staffers would have to sort through applications to find qualified candidates, then they would forward those applicants to managers for review. It was a tedious process made even more complicated when trying to find people with disabilities to hire….
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Will Plans to Reduce Social Security Disability Waitlists Work?

By the end of September, the projected average wait for a disability claimant in need of a live hearing will be 605 days. That is almost two years, and that’s on top of the four-month to one-year wait it takes to even find out if you will need a hearing with an administrative law judge (ALJ). This wait has become an embarrassment to the administration, but will its latest plan reduce Social Security disability waitlists? How Can Authorities Reduce the SSDI Waitlist? The Social Security Administration (SSA) estimates that around 8,699 people died while waiting for disability hearings during 2016. This number has critics up in arms, demanding that something be done to shorten the waitlist at the heart of this problem. Now the SSA has responded with a plan presented to the House Ways and Means Social Security Subcommittee. At a recent hearing, SSA officials made a proposal to…
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Has the President Broken His Promise to Protect Social Security?

The Huffington Post recently featured an article that analyzed President Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office. Specifically, the article focused on whether President Trump has broken his promise to protect Social Security, Medicaid and Medicare. Is the President Failing to Keep His Promise to Protect Social Security? Per the report in The Huffington Post, there are five campaign promises regarding Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid that POTUS may have already broken in his first 100 days: Failing to weigh-in on criticism from his own party and administration regarding the Social Security system. President Trump repeatedly called out members of his own party during his campaign for supporting cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. However, since being elected, he no longer defends the Social Security system when fellow Republicans or members of his own administration attack it. Naming a Health and Human Services Secretary who is “anti-Medicare”. President Trump’s…
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