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    • SSI recipients have had their benefits adjusted for years to allow for assistance from others, such as food, housing etc. No longer. The new rule eliminates food from the calculation which can reduce benefits by up to one-third.

      2+ weeks ago
    • A recently introduced bill in the U.S. House of Representatives would change the way the Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) is calculated for Social Security recipients. Currently the COLA is determined by the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners (CPI-W) from the prior year. CPI-W considers the cost of food, consumer goods, housing, health…

      3+ weeks 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…

      3+ years 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…

      4+ years ago

    ELIMINATE FEDERAL TAXES ON SOCIAL SECURITY?

    Rep. Angie Craig, D-Minnesota has introduced the “You Earned It, You Keep It Act” to repeal federal income taxes on Social Security benefits.
    Currently Social Security recipients who earn more than $25,000 for an individual or $32,000 for a married couple, filing jointly, are taxed up to 85% of their benefits. Below that threshold benefits are not taxed.
    According to AARP, about 56% of Social Security recipients are taxed on their benefits.
    The cut would be paid for by raising the payroll tax cap to $250,000, something Attorney Crawforth has advocated for years. Currently, wages over $147,000 are exempt from Social Security payroll taxes.

    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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