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January 2020 Archives

Social Security Administration may tighten disability evaluations

Since 1978, the Social Security Administration (SSA) has taken what you might say is a whole-person view of when someone is disabled from working for purposes of eligibility for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) - at least at older ages. What this means is that for an SSDI or SSI claimant whose impairment does not meet or equal in severity one on an official list of disabling medical conditions and who cannot return to work previously performed, the agency not only looks at medical limitations, but also at other vocational factors.

2018 US data: Transportation mishaps highest cause of work deaths

On Dec. 17, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics(BLS), part of the Department of Labor, issued a news release about 2018 government data detailing aspects of on-the-job work fatalities that year. According to the agency, there were 5,250 work-related deaths in 2018 - 2% higher than in 2017.

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