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Social Security and You

The Problems With Running a Disability Program – Social Security

Several readers recently sent me copies of a news story that appeared in papers around the country. The author of that piece criticized the Social Security Administration for not updating a listing of jobs that benefit applicants might be able to do instead of going on the government dole collecting disability benefits. (The law says

Laws

State laws vary widely on whether felons can run for office – Associated Press

The case of a defeated New Mexico candidate arrested in a politically motivated shooting spree has turned a spotlight on an issue that has been evolving in the states: whether people with criminal convictions are eligible to run for public office. Solomon Peña overwhelmingly lost a bid for the New Mexico statehouse as a Republican

Veterans

Help Spread the word about PACT Act eligibility – Veterans Administration

You’ve likely already heard about how the PACT Act could impact your care and benefits, but did you know it also expands health care eligibility for many Veterans? When President Biden signed the PACT Act Aug. 10, 2022, it initiated one of the largest expansions of VA benefits in history. This includes extended VA health care enrollment eligibility

Social Security and You

Happy Birthday, SSI! – Social Security

I was playing one of my morning online word puzzles when up popped a little blurb from a senior citizen advocacy group announcing that the Supplemental Security Income program has recently turned 50 years old. I’m sure most people who see a reference to SSI would say something like “Supplemental Security what?” And that’s because

Immigration

Supreme Court rejects Arizona’s attempt to defend ‘public charge’ rule – Cronkite News

Photo: Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich leaves the Supreme Court in February The Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed Arizona’s attempt to defend a Trump-era “public charge” that would have made it harder for immigrants to gain permanent residency, after the Biden administration refused to defend the policy. Wednesday’s decision means that lower court rulings that