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Just the Facts

#1: Work Study and Supplemental Security Income

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This Just the Facts Series details Work Study and Supplemental Security Income.

#2: Tax Refund Offset

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This Just the Facts Series details Tax Refund Offset when in certain circumstances the Social Security Administration can recover Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) overpayments by intercepting the overpaid individual's federal income tax fund.

#3: Disability and Retirement: Basic Info for BPA&Q and PABSS

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This Just the Facts Series details the transition process from Disability to Retirement Benefits.

#4: Administrative Wage Garnishment

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This Just the Facts Series details Administrative Wage Garnishment (AWG). SSA, subject to certain exceptions can use AWG to collect any overpayment that is "past due". SSA can use AWG while it is also taking other action regarding the overpayment, such as, tax refund interception. This series outline the AWG option.

#5: When are SSDI/SSI Benefits Paid Pending Appeal?

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This Just the Facts Series details when SSDI/SSI benefits are paid pending appeal.

#6: Administrative Procedures Act Rulemaking

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This Just the Facts Series details The Administrative Procedure Act (APA) which requires U.S. governmental agencies to provide an opportunity for notice and comment when creating rules and regulations implementing major pieces of legislation.

#7: Disabled Veteran's Benefits, SSI/Title II Benefits, Wages

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This Just the Facts Series addresses the disability financial compensation and disability-related pension programs that may affect many benefits analysis clients. The interface between these programs and SSI/Title II is explained, as well as the effect of wages on these benefits.

#8: Pre-Release Planning: Basic Information for BPA&O and PABSS

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This Just the Facts Series addresses pre-release planning for institutionalized individuals, pre-release planning will ensure that both cash and health care coverage will be available at the earliest possible point in time. Easing the financial burden of meeting rent, food and other necessary expenses can only further ease the transition from institutionalization to independence. Counselors, social workers, BPAO and PABSS staff all have a part in this critical transition process.

#9: New Administrative Process for Initial Disability Claims

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This Just the Facts Series addresses a new administrative process for initial disability claims. The Social Security Administration has finalized new rules that will dramatically alter the administrative appeal and review process used when a claimant files an application for SSI on the basis of disability or blindness and/or Title II disability claims. The reconsideration and Appeals Council steps in the existing appeals process have been eliminated, new evidence admission criteria have been established and a "quick decision" process has been created to expedite those claims that will clearly meet SSA's disability definition. The new process is known as the Disability Service Improvement (DSI) process.




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