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  • Though the reality is sometimes less than the expectation, Social Security strives to conduct continuing disability reviews of disability benefit recipients every 3 years.  Until recently, this required the Claimant being reviewed to complete a Continuing Disability Review mailer to update medical treatment or work attempts. Now Social Security offers on on-line option to update…

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • Winter 2018 Newsletter Congress, Once Again, Sets Its Sights On SSA Periodically, Congress will decide to “streamline” or “reform” Social Security, especially disability, in order to “ensure the future of the benefits’: In September that came around again. Hearings were held on September 6, 2017 before the House Ways & Means Committee regarding how eligibility…

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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.

To schedule an appointment call 800-864-1244 or fill out the contact form at the top of this page.

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