20 thoughts on “Our All-Stars Get the Job Done in Style

  1. Hi Jim,

    MLB did change and remove the home field advantage in the World Series this year.

    Just letting you know.

    • Hi Janie! The Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA), is announced each year in late October. We will keep you informed.

  2. Jack on July 17, 2017 at 2:55 pm said:
    No All-Star staff in the SSA field offices???
    I agree with Jack.
    “SSA’s Program Operations Manual System (POMS) is the operational reference used by SSA staff to conduct SSA’s daily business.” It shows: DI 23535.001 – 1. SSA field offices (FOs) are authorized to make a PD/PB finding for only those categories listed in DI 11055.231. This, in addition to Section 416.934(d) (- §416.934 – Impairments that may warrant a finding of presumptive disability or presumptive blindness.
    “We may make findings of presumptive disability and presumptive blindness in specific impairment categories without obtaining any medical evidence. These specific impairment categories are— (d) Allegation of bed confinement or immobility without a wheelchair, walker, or crutches, due to a longstanding condition, excluding recent accident and recent surgery). (This allegation was made during personal interview of claimant/applicant.)
    This section provides the field office (FO) procedures for processing presumptive disability (PD) or presumptive blindness (PB) cases.
    A. PD/PB procedures
    Based on the claimant’s allegation(s), information, or evidence obtained during or after the claims interview, determine if a finding of PD/PB applies or is likely based on the categories in (POMS) DI 11055.231. If a claimant meets one of the criteria as a potential PD/PB claim, do the following:
    • document the PD/PB findings;
    • initiate PD/PB payment;
    But, the field office refused/ignored this directive; and disregarded our request for an informal conference to discuss/resolve this issue. Our letter sent to The S.S.A.’s Office of Program Law was returned “Unable To Forward.”
    The President/White House accepts mail from the public; but, it appears that the S.S.A. Lawyer’s do not.
    This is an “Open Letter,” last ditch effort to resolve a “system failure,” within the S.S.A.
    The Master Programmer for Supercomputers

  3. “It provides estimates of your future retirement”. . . , unless you are the victim of GPO and/or WEP. If you have been denied spousal/survivor benefits because of the Government Pension Offset (GPO) or been advised your SSA retirement will be reduced because of the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) and you qualify for one or more of the many many exceptions/exemptions, they will not provide an advanced estimate of your retirement so you can plan. They insist that you actually file for your benefits. Other than the obvious “30 years of substantial earnings” exception (WEP) SSA will not will not review the many many “exemptions/exceptions” to GPO and WEP, on your behalf, and provide you with an estimate of your retirement. Ladies, please note that 81% of those denied benefits because of GPO/WEP are WOMEN! The question remains, how many GPO/WEP victims qualify for an exemption/exception and have never been reviewed by SSA?

  4. GPO does this go by party line or a bill that was passed and never amended. I know when it comes to spousal benefits there’s a lot of confusion Live in divorce etc will situation continue?

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