December 18, 1997 |
Admitting some poor children were wrongly taken off disability rolls, the Social Security Administration will review at least 45,000 cases and give every child who was cut another chance to appeal. Newly installed Commissioner Kenneth S. Apfel said Wednesday that a "top-to-bottom" review found a variety of problems as states determined whether 288,000 children met a new definition of disability.
September 18, 1997 |
The Social Security Administration sought Wednesday to assure Congress and a growing chorus of critics that one of the most controversial elements of last year's landmark welfare reform bill has not denied benefits to severely disabled children.
October 13, 1997 |
Richard started talking about killing himself when he was 5 1/2 years old. He was not joking. He was not being manipulative. "I didn't see him try to attempt it," said Richard's mother. "It's just the fact that I was hearing it--that his mind was going there--that was alarming and suggested we should address it." Now Richard is 11, on medication for attention deficit disorder, and in therapy with a psychiatrist and a psychologist for depression.
July 9, 1991 |
The government Monday said it will notify more than 500,000 children who were denied Social Security disability benefits over the past 12 years that it is willing to reconsider their claims. The youngsters may be due more than $2 billion in retroactive benefits to be paid out over the next five years, the Social Security Administration said.
May 13, 1998 |
The California Medical Assn. on Tuesday sued the federal government, formally challenging its refusal to provide free vaccinations to hundreds of thousands of children eligible for the new Healthy Families insurance program for low-income residents. The lawsuit protests a Catch-22 situation that has irked a long list of the state's health care providers, consumer advocates and politicians. And their outcry may spread to other states. The dispute stems from a determination by the U.S.
May 15, 1996 |
A national task force on black men and boys, advocating a "holistic approach" to helping one of the nation's most endangered populations, on Tuesday recommended year-round school schedules, more boarding schools, a domestic "peace corps" and educational initiatives to teach young black males everything from parenting skills to classical music.