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Social Security recipients can now get coronavirus stimulus checks without filing tax returns, Treasury says
Until Wednesday night, the Internal Revenue Service said that Social Security recipients, veterans, low-income citizens, and others who don't typically have to file tax returns will have to do so this year if they want to receive the $1,200 checks Congress authorized to help get the U.S. through the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. That policy didn't last long.
Social Security recipients can now get coronavirus stimulus checks without filing tax returns, Treasury says

Date: April 3, 2020

Social Security scams are costing Americans millions. Here's how to spot them.
A Senate hearing Wednesday put the spotlight on Social Security scams that are costing Americans millions of dollars a year. In the last three months alone, the Social Security Administration reports they've gotten nearly 115,000 complaints. 
Social Security scams are costing Americans millions. Here’s how to spot them.

Date: January 30, 2020

January 12, 2020 #CripTheVote Chat on Proposed Changes in Social Security Reviews

Date: January 11, 2020

How much you can expect to get from Social Security if you make $40,000 a year
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Date: January 4, 2020

Doctors Speed Through Disability Claims, Make Millions: 6 Takeaways From Our Investigation
Doctors contracted by the state to review disability applications often processed claims quickly and denied most of them — making big money along the way.
Doctors Speed Through Disability Claims, Make Millions: 6 Takeaways From Our Investigation

Date: December 30, 2019

This is the world's biggest mental health problem - and you might not have heard of it
The early years of the 21st century have witnessed a worldwide epidemic of poor mental health and related illnesses. But while depression is the condition most will associate with mental health issues, and the leading cause of disability worldwide, it is not the number one mental health concern people face.
This is the world’s biggest mental health problem – and you might not have heard of it
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Date: December 27, 2019

VA Loan Preapproval Process
The VA Loan Preapproval Process can be easily achieved in five easy steps, making it significantly easier for veterans of our armed services to acquire a home for a very affordable cost.
VA Loan Preapproval Process

Date: December 20, 2019

Social Security Scams Have Caused Millions of Dollars in Losses in 2019 Alone. How You Can Avoid Becoming a Victim.
The Social Security Administration is the No. 1 government agency targeted by imposters, according to the Federal Trade Commission. If you get a call allegedly from the agency, it is probably a scam. Before you give out any information or money, these are the steps you want to take.
Social Security Scams Have Caused Millions of Dollars in Losses in 2019 Alone. How You Can Avoid Becoming a Victim.

Date: December 18, 2019

SSI Federal Payment Amounts For 2020
Maximum Federal Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payment amounts increase with the cost-of-living increases that apply to Social Security benefits. The latest such increase, 1.6 percent, becomes effective January 2020.
SSI Federal Payment Amounts For 2020

Date: December 15, 2019

Happy Holidays from Everyone at Morgan & Weisbrod

Date: December 14, 2019

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