By Kaitlin Sullivan and Erika Edwards, NBC - May 24, 2022 The devastating neurological effects of long Covid can persist for more than a year, research published Tuesday finds — even as other symptoms abate. The study, published in the journal Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology, is the longest follow-up study of the neurological symptoms among long Covid patients who were never hospitalized for Covid.
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Published by Lisa Rein, The Washington Post on May 20, 2022 Four years after her longtime partner died of kidney cancer, federal agents knocked on Gail Deckman’s door outside Chicago and told her she was in trouble: She had kept thousands of dollars in Social Security disability benefits that should have stopped when he died.
Deckman told the agents she thought the $1,400 check deposited each month into an account to which she had access was a payment for land her partner ha
Published May 15, 2022 by Anita Wadhwani, Tennessee Lookout A longstanding backlog in the processing of disability benefits applications from people who are too sick to work has surpassed 1.1 million people nationally — a 27% increase from pre-pandemic levels two years ago and a level not seen in more than a decade. In Tennessee, the number of people waiting to see if their disability benefits have been approved has increased by 40%, according to data complied by the National
Published April 29, 2022, The Washington Post By Joe Davidson, Columnist The Social Security Administration prides itself on being “passionate about supporting our customers by delivering financial support” and “providing superior customer service.” Passionate support and superior service does not describe the experiences of almost 14,500 students cheated out of nearly $60 million by the agency. Data entry mistakes by Social Security employees resulted in the underpayments, a
Published Monday, May 2, 2022 By Faigy Gilder, NOSSCR The Social Security Administration (SSA) published a new supplementary fact sheet for disability benefit recipients titled “Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Other Benefits: Information for People with Limited Earnings.” In it, SSA details other programs and resources for people who receive SSI, including: SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) for help with food purchases. Medicare Savings Programs to help
Published Monday, May 2, 2022 by CNBC By Lorie Konish A federal benefits program for blind, disabled and elderly individuals could get a long-overdue update if a proposal in Washington is approved. Two Ohio senators — Democrat Sen. Sherrod Brown and Republican Sen. Rob Portman — have teamed up to introduce a bill to update the Supplemental Security Income program’s rules for how much money beneficiaries can have set aside. SSI was created by Congress in 1972. The senators’ bi