During the COVID-19 pandemic Social Security temporarily accepted faxed applications as valid signed applications. But no more. Since the Public Emergency ended 5-11-23 Social Security is no longer accepting faxed applications as valid. A valid application must by on an agency-prescribed form, signed beneath the penalty clause by a proper applicant and filed with the…
On July 26, 2023 President Joseph Biden announced his intent to nominate former Maryland Governor, Martin O’Malley as Commissioner of Social Security. Mr. O’Malley must be confirmed by the Senate beforetaking office.
Summer 2021 Newsletter STILL STANDING…AND PRACTICING I published the first issue of Social Security & You in Spring of 1993. Some years I’ve published more issues than others. The most recent issue was dated Spring 2019: over 2 years ago. The world was a much different place then. Especially for me. Read the full newsletter…
Spring 2019 Newsletter An Opioid Story I’ve changed his name. Let’s call him Gerald. He was a laborer. And by that I don’t mean that he just did physical work. He was a card-carrying member the Labor’s Union local. And that meant a lot to him. I represented him for Social Security disability and Michigan…
Thursday, March 9th, is National Slam the Scam Day. This is a day designated by the Social Security Administration to heighten awareness on scams perpetrated by fraudsters pretending to be employees of the Social Security Administration.
Scammers mention a problem or a prize. They may ask for your Social Security number or other information to process an increase in benefits.
Scammers will pressure you to act immediately. They may threaten you with arrest.
And scammers will tell you to pay using a gift card or prepaid debit card, which cannot be traced.
So be aware and remember the 4 “Ps”. Those are pretending, problem, pressure and pay.
Don’t get scammed!