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    • The record setting inflation numbers being reported all year have led to speculation on what the Cost of Living Increase for Social Security recipients might be in 2023. COLA is figured on the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners (CPI-W) for the third quarter (July, August & September) of the current year of the…

      4+ weeks ago
    • We have all seen the “temporary” surcharges as inflation has eroded buying power. A $.50 gas bump. Something similar for meat. In recognition Congress is considering a $200 per month bump for Social Security beneficiaries. A bill introduced by Representative Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) & Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) would add another $200 to Social Security…

      a month+ ago

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    • Summer 2021 Newsletter STILL STANDING…AND PRACTICING I published the first issue of Social Security & You in Spring of 1993.  Some years I’ve published more issues than others.  The most recent issue was dated Spring 2019: over 2 years ago.  The world was a much different place then.  Especially for me.  Read the full newsletter…

      a year+ ago
    • Spring 2019 Newsletter An Opioid Story I’ve changed his name. Let’s call him Gerald. He was a laborer. And by that I don’t mean that he just did physical work. He was a card-carrying member the Labor’s Union local. And that meant a lot to him. I represented him for Social Security disability and Michigan…

      3+ years ago

    ALJ HIRING CONTINUES

    Although the sequester could have an effect, Social Security recently opened the register for applicants to be an Administrative Law Judge on the USA Jobs website. There were 147 new ALJs hired in 2012 which brought the total, nationwide, to nearly 1,500.

    Of the new hires, 58% came from the ODARs either as Senior Attorney Advisors, Attorney Advisors or Hearing Office Directors. Only 32% came from outside the federal government.

     

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