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2022 Compassionate Allowances list — Twelve conditions added

August 15, 2022 Earlier today, Acting Social Security Commissioner Dr. Kilolo Kijakazi announced the addition of twelve conditions to the Social Security Administration (SSA)’s Compassionate Allowance Conditions list. Instituted in 2008, the Compassionate Allowance … Read More

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Social Security update: Date set for the return of in-person hearings

January 21, 2022 Kilolo Kijakazi, the Acting Commissioner of Social Security, announced earlier this week that the Social Security Administration (SSA) has reached an agreement with the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), the Association of … Read More

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Social Security roundup: 2021 in review

December 14, 2021 In the face of yet another year ravaged by the global pandemic, the Social Security Administration (SSA) spent 2021 continuing to provide benefits, services, and support for those in need of them. Despite efforts to provide … Read More

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Medicare & Medicaid – 2022 premium increase

November 15, 2021 The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have announced the 2022 increases in premiums, deductibles, and coinsurance amounts for the Medicare Part A and Part B programs. Each year, the rates are … Read More

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Social Security update: Employees to return to office, in-person services to resume

November 10, 2021 Approximately twenty-one months after closing its doors to the public and implementing the “Work from Home by Quarantine” policy, the Social Security Administration (SSA) has announced it will once again … Read More

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Social Security roundup: A historic COLA, redesigned statements, and more

October 14, 2021 The fall is typically a busy time for the Social Security Administration (SSA). As a new fiscal year gets underway, Social Security must prepare for changes that typically occur at the end of the year such … Read More

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The campaign for the next Social Security Commissioner continues

September 13, 2021 Since President Biden removed Andrew Saul from his position as Commissioner of the Social Security Administration there has been speculation as to who would replace him. While Kilolo Kijakazi has been appointed as Acting Commissioner, several … Read More

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2021 Compassionate Allowance list — Twelve conditions added

August 17, 2021 Acting Social Security Commissioner Kilolo Kijakazi has announced the addition of twelve conditions to the Social Security Administration (SSA)’s Compassionate Allowance Conditions list. Originally formed in 2008, the Compassionate Allowance … Read More

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OIG report highlights SSA mail management struggles

August 6, 2021 Last month, the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) issued an interim report to Acting Social Security Commissioner Kilolo Kijakazi regarding the management of mail during the COVID-19 pandemic. The findings of the interim … Read More

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Legislation waives the waiting period for ALS patients

June 21, 2021 In September 2019, legislation was introduced into the House of Representatives to eliminate the waiting period for both Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits and entitlement to Medicare coverage as the result of … Read More