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Man Overcomes Troubled Youth, Lives Modestly Off SSDI and is Looking for More

The Austin American-Statesman had a story last month about a young man who attempted to commit suicide when he was 14-years-old, after struggling through foster care. According to the American-Statesman, Kenneth Daniels, now 20, lives off Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) because of a failed suicide attempt. Daniels, who suffered from severe depression after growing up in a broken home and living in foster care, attempted to kill himself after several moves across the state of Texas. Daniels, whose mother abandoned him when he was 2-years-old and father was in-and-out of prison, bounced around from foster care to his paternal grandparents home. After one of his grandparents died and he was sent away to a boarding school, he attempted to run away several times and shot himself. “I’d planned it out for about two weeks,” Daniels said, according to the American-Statesman. “I felt like there was no way out of…
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Military Service Members Can Receive Expedited Disability Claim Processing

Last month, people from across the country honored military service members on Veterans Day. As a reminder to our men and women who served in the armed forces, members and veterans can receive expedited processing of disability claims from the Social Security Administration (SSA). For more information, veterans and service members can visit the SSA’s Wounded Warrior website. You can also visit our page about disability benefits for veterans. The expedited process is for service members who became disabled while on active military service on or after October 1, 2001, regardless of where the disability occurs. It should be noted that Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits are not the same as benefits provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Veterans and SSDI As we have blogged about previously, SSDI is available for veterans who have worked and paid Social Security taxes in positions including military and nonmilitary jobs….
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Tulsa Disability Attorney: Chained CPI Talks Heat Up

Last week, the Kansas City Star reported that congressional budget negotiations are currently taking place that may affect Social Security Administration (SSA) benefits, including those that go to seniors, veterans and the disabled. According to the Star, the consumer price index (CPI) is the “government’s main gauge of inflation and is used to determine cost-of-living adjustments, often shorthanded as COLAs.” The newspaper reported that President Barack Obama announced earlier this year a less generous “chained” CPI, in the hopes of saving the government $230 billion over the next ten years. To read more about chained CPI, you can read a blog post we wrote about the issue this spring. According to the Star, chained CPI is now being discussed as a possible solution to pending budget issues, especially among conservatives. However, some officials and interest groups are vehemently opposed to the measure, and they have been organizing protests in Washington….
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