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    • For as long as Attorney Crawforth has been practicing Social Security’s evaluation process has included Past Relevant Work for jobs going back 15 years. That will now change. For decisions dated June 22, 2024 or later the relevant time period is 5 years meaning only jobs in that time frame are evaluated.

      a month+ ago
    • The annual report of the Social Security & Medicare Trustees has a bit of good news. Due to the strong economy, low unemployment & wage growth the insolvency date for the combined retirement and disability trust funds is up a year to 2035. Without changes the benefits payable at that time would be 83% of…

      a month+ 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…

      5+ years ago

    SOCIAL SECURITY “REFORM” PROPOSED AGAIN

    After his re-election in 2004, President George W. Bush made reforming Social Security his #1 domestic agenda.   He proposed phasing out Social Security in favor of individual retirement accounts that could be invested in the stock market.

    Despite a strong push by lobbyists for the investment industry, the support both publicly and in Congress was lacking and the proposal went nowhere.

    Now former Vice-President, Mike Pence, who may be taking a run at the Republican nomination for President himself, is raising the issue again.

    House Republicans who have taken control of the lower house of Congress have floated the idea of cuts to the popular federal program, despite polling which shows the concept remains unpopular.

    Former President, Donald Trump, opposes the idea, stating recently “Under no circumstances should Republicans vote to cut a single penny from Medicare or Social Security”.

    The Republican Governor of Florida, Ron DeSantis, supported raising the retirement age for Social Security when he was in Congress.   

    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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