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12 02, 2018

Another day, another stealth attack on Medicaid

2018-07-31T11:35:56+00:00 February 12th, 2018|Social Security Blog|

Another day, another attack on Medicaid — and on the poor and working class. According to a little-noticed McClatchy report this week, Arizona, Kansas, Utah, Maine and Wisconsin have appealed to the Trump administration to seek permission to put lifetime limits on Medicaid coverage for recipients they deem able-bodied. In other words, those five states want to [...]

2 02, 2018

The two biggest budget programs were missing from Trump’s address

2018-07-31T11:38:04+00:00 February 2nd, 2018|Social Security Blog|

Two big items were missing from President Donald Trump's State of the Union address on Tuesday night: Medicare and Social Security. While these entitlement programs were absent from the President's speech, together they take up almost all of the government's mandatory spending. "The harm of neglecting them is they're underfunded," said Howard Gleckman, a [...]

22 11, 2017

Social Security is barreling towards a crisis

2018-07-31T11:40:16+00:00 November 22nd, 2017|Social Security Blog|

Recently, my accountant suggested I start taking Social Security benefits. I’m 67, and if I make it to 79 — the average lifespan for an American male — Social Security will pay me about $500,000. Fortunately, I don’t need the money. With our government drowning in debt, I don’t understand the logic in Uncle [...]

13 11, 2017

Disabled forced to wait years for benefits

2018-07-31T11:41:21+00:00 November 13th, 2017|Social Security Blog|

Economic opportunity for all is the cornerstone of the American dream. There are many individuals, however, who face obstacles in reaching this opportunity because of their disability. These individuals have just as strong a desire to be self-sufficient as individuals without disabilities, but desire alone is not enough; the labor force participation rate for [...]

25 03, 2015

PA Proposed Budget

2018-07-31T11:46:21+00:00 March 25th, 2015|Social Security Blog|

Governor Wolf's proposed budget for the coming fiscal year includes a tax on legal services.  There are some exceptions but legal services provided to Social Security Disability claimants or Workers Compensation claimants are not among them.  It does not seem fair for someone without income because of injury or illness to have to pay [...]

12 11, 2014

Things to Know About Social Security – Top 5

2018-09-07T09:55:36+00:00 November 12th, 2014|Social Security Blog|

Social Security will provide most Americans a significant portion of their retirement income. A lot of today's retirees drastically under estimate how much of an impact their social security will have on their retirement. Here are the top 5 things you should know about social security benefits. Your Age: To collect your Social Security, the [...]

18 03, 2014

Carlisle Pennsylvania Social Security Disability Law Blog

2018-07-31T11:48:40+00:00 March 18th, 2014|Social Security Blog|

Welcome to my Carlisle, Pennsylvania Social Security Disability Law Blog On behalf of Law Offices of Stephen J. Hogg We established this blog to share stories and information about topics relevant to our practice. Our intent is to highlight local stories, as well as national subject matter, that we think you will find interesting. We [...]