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NOSSCR PAC has a successful 2022 election cycle

The NOSSCR PAC had a very successful 2022 election cycle. Our PAC contributed to 37 campaigns from both political parties and 100% of our candidates won their races. This included incumbent members of key U.S. House and Senate committees that impact Social Security policy. With divided power in Congress, NOSSCR will have both challenges and…

Helping the homeless and others facing barriers with Social Security Disability applications and claims

Guest Blog By: Susan Michele Schaefer, Cardea Law Group, LLC Every year, one week before Thanksgiving, National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week brings to light the struggles many people have with hunger and lack of shelter. As part of the awareness effort, I am sharing my experience helping the homeless and others facing barriers with…

NOSSCR Helps Secure Increase In Limit for Fee Petitions

This week’s announcement that the Social Security Administration (SSA) will be increasing the ALJ jurisdictional authorization limit for fee petitions to $12,000 was a major victory for NOSSCR members. The new limit will be effective on November 30, 2022. “We understand how this limit effectively works as a cap for representatives who routinely request the…

As SSI Celebrates 50 Years, Major Updates Are Needed

This Sunday marks the 50th anniversary of the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program. Administered by the Social Security Administration (SSA), SSI is a vital lifeline for older Americans and people with disabilities that helps them put food on the table and keep a roof over their heads by providing modest income support. The maximum monthly…

SSA Announces 8.7% COLA Increase for 2023

The Social Security Administration announced this morning that Social Security beneficiaries will receive an 8.7 percent increase in 2023. That is good news for people with disabilities and older Americans who rely on Social Security or Supplemental Security Income benefits. The average Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefit is expected to increase from $1,364/month in…

Washington Post article provides stinging critique of the SSA

NOSSCR President David Camp was quoted in a Washington Post story this morning that provided a stinging critique of the Social Security Administration. The article exposed the widespread impact the agency’s decline in service has had for people applying for disability and other benefits. Among the facts included in the article were: During the first…

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