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SSA disability application rules may tighten

There has been a lot of debate over whether or not Social Security Administration disability awards becoming “too easy” to get. The Wall Street Journal reported that the SSA is under increasing pressure from Congress to form new rules which would force disability benefit applicants to present the government with all relevant medical information, even records that go against their case.

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Bill to expand veteran disability fails

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is dealing with a lengthy backlog and it doesn’t look like the cavalry is coming to help anytime soon. A VA bill that would have expanded benefits for former service members failed to pass through a vote in the U.S. Senate. The measure, which was sponsored by Senate Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders, would have cost $20 billion over the next decade and came four votes shy of passing.

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