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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.

      2 days 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…

      3+ weeks 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…

      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

    SOCIAL SECURITY 2024 COLA is 3.2%

    Due to inflation, the Consumer Price Index (CPI-W) for 2023 led to a substantial Cost of Living Adjustment of 8.7%. As inflation has dipped considerably the hike for 2024 will only be 3.2%.
    The CPI-W is measured from the third quarter of 2022 through the third quarter of 2023.
    The estimated average SS benefit all retired workers in 2024 will be $1,907, after the increase, up from $1,848 this year.

    The average for a retired couple will be $3,033, up from $2,939.
    The average disabled worker will receive $1,537, up from $1,489.
    The amount necessary to earn a quarter of coverage for 2024 will be $1,730. The threshold for Substantial Gainful Activity (SGA) in 2024 will be $1,550 per month.

    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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