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    • The earlier estimates of 5.3% & 6.2% were close but the actual cost of living increase (COLA) for Social Security recipients turns out to be 5.9%.  The COLA is figured by the rise for the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) through the third quarter of the prior year. 

      3+ months ago
    • The Senior Citizens League estimated earlier this year the Cost of Living Adjustment for Social Security benefits would rise 5.3% for 2022.  That estimate has now jumped to 6.2%. The COLA is determined each year by the rise in the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) through the third quarter…

      5+ months 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…

      8+ months 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…

      2+ years ago

    PFIZER COVID VACCINE DISTRIBUTED

    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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