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UNDERSTANDING SOCIAL SECURITY: Disability Pay Barely Beats Poverty

Glenn Sklar, Deputy Commissioner of SSA’s Office of Disability Adjudication & Review, testified recently before a House subcommittee that oversees the Social Security program. Sklar reminded the subcommittee that the Social Security Act mandates “a strict standard of disability” and does not allow for short-term or partial disability benefits. Sklar emphasized SSA requires objective medical evidence that would “reasonably be expected to produce the pain or other symptoms alleged.”..Read More


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