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    • After months of speculation and estimates due to the inflation experienced by the US economy, we now know that 70 million Americans will receive an average increase of $140 per month in their Social Security benefits. Based upon the increase in the Department of Labor’s Consumer Price Index (CPI-W), benefits will rise 8.7%. This good…

      a month+ ago
    • A bottleneck at the Disability Determination Service level is being addressed by the Office of Hearings Operations (OHO) by transferring “a significant number” of Attorney Advisors to the DDS for one year stint. The OHO also reports 56 new Administrative Law Judges have been hired and will start their training this month.

      a month+ ago


    • 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


    Beating even the most optimistic forecasts, The United States, United Kingdom & Canada all have begun distributing the vaccine created by Pfizer & BioNTech and approved on an emergency basis by the FDA.  This, despite the logistic challenges of shipping and storing the vaccine which must be kept at 70 degrees or below, Celsius or 90 degrees  below, Fahrenheit.

    Breaking the cold chain could render the vaccine useless.  This will be problematic in countries with intense heat and spotty electricity.

    The vaccine must be taken in 2 doses, 3 weeks apart.  Immunity kicks in with 3-4 weeks after the second dose.

    After receiving the first dose of the vaccine recipients will be given a card to carry in their wallet telling them when the next dose is due.  Vaccinations will also be reported to state immunization registries so there will be an independent record of when the first dose was received.  Many clinics also will be sending text messages telling them when and where the second dose will be administered.

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

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