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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…

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    • 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…

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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

    SSA ANNOUNCES COLA for 2021

    The Social Security Administration has announced a cost of living increase (COLA) of 1.3% for the 70 million Americans receiving Social Security Retirement, Survivors and Disability insurance benefits, as well as Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits in 2021.

    Social Security benefits are adjusted annually when the cost of living, as measured by the Department of Labor’s Consumer Price Index (CPI-W), increases.  The index for the 3rd quarter of 2020 was measured against the 3rd quarter index for 2019 to calculate the increase.

    The maximum Social Security benefit for 2021 will increase from $3,011 per month to $3,148 per month.  The SSI benefit for an individual will rise from $783 per month to $794 per month.  SSI benefits for a married couple will rise from $1,175 per month to $1,191 per month.

    The average SS Disability benefit will rise from $1,261 per month to $1,277 per month while the average SS Retirement benefit will rise from $1,523 per month to $1,543 per month.

    Call today if you have questions about the Michigan Social Security Disability Attorney and Lawyer Services provided by William Crawforth.

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