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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


    • 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


    If you have applied for Social Security benefits, or have a pending Reconsideration or Hearing request pending, you can check the status on line using your free, personal My Social Security account.  If you don’t have an account, you can create one to see the following information about your claim:

    Date of filing, current claim location, scheduled hearing date & time, re-entry numbers for incomplete applications, servicing office location, publications of interest.

    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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