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Celebrating 20 Years Of National Ticket to Work Disability Program

Returning to work after a debilitating disability or illness is a complicated matter.  Many face unique challenges such as explaining the gap on their resume, later work years and requests for special accomodations of the new employer.  December 2019 marked the 20 year anniversary of Social Security’s Ticket to Work (TTW) program. The Ticket to […]

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How Long Does It Take To Get A Decision On An Initial Claim For Benefits?

It can be frustrating waiting for your benefits to come through. You are, typically, recovering or in a difficult financial situation due to your disability and the luxury of time is not something in abundance. How long will you have to wait? When will you be able to expect a decision from your claim? Average […]

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Social Security Raises the Cost of Living Adjustment on All Benefits

    The numbers are in!  The Social Security Administration has announced a 1.6% cost of living adjustment for all benefits.  This is good news for 69 million retirees, disabled individuals and dependent survivors of deceased workers.  In many recent years, the Social Security Administration did not make an increase in benefits.  The adjustment was zero in […]

Heather Farnsworth President Elect Of The Utah Bar

The Utah Bar Association rotates its presidents on a regular basis in an effort to generate new and fresh ideas. Back in the spring, the Utah Bar Association announced that its current president, Herm Olsen, is going to give way to a new president-elect, Heather Farnsworth. During her time as a lawyer, Heather Farnsworth has […]

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Young Workers Have a 1 in 3 Chance of Death or Disability Before Retirement

  The Social Security Administration recently released interesting statistics on an individual’s chances of becoming disabled and unable to work before reaching full retirement age.  These projections are based on an individual who is currently age 20 and who will have a full retirement age of 67. More than 1/3 of men will either become […]