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    • After months of speculation and estimates due to the inflation experienced by the US economy, we now know that 70 million Americans will receive an average increase of $140 per month in their Social Security benefits. Based upon the increase in the Department of Labor’s Consumer Price Index (CPI-W), benefits will rise 8.7%. This good…

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    • A bottleneck at the Disability Determination Service level is being addressed by the Office of Hearings Operations (OHO) by transferring “a significant number” of Attorney Advisors to the DDS for one year stint. The OHO also reports 56 new Administrative Law Judges have been hired and will start their training this month.

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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…

      a year+ 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…

      3+ years ago

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    Michigan Supplemental Security Income – SSI Lawyer

    Supplemental Security Income In addition to Retirement, Survivors & Disability Insurance benefits (RSDI), which are based upon earnings and Social Security tax payments, the Social Security Administration (SSA) administrates the Supplemental Security Income program (SSI).

    SSI is a need based program. It is not based upon the Claimant’s earnings. An individual SSI Claimant must have less than $2,000 in non-exempt assets. Exempt assets are a home, a vehicle, plus ordinary household and personal items. Anything more than that will disqualify a Claimant. The limit for a couple is $3,000.

    SSI is also available to disabled children under 18 if the asset and income tests are met.

    In addition, there is an income test. The SSI benefit amount for 2020 is $783 for an individual and $1,566 for a couple. A Claimant loses $1 in benefits for each $2 earned. So if a Claimant earns $1,542 the benefit disappears.

    SSI beneficiaries are not eligible for Medicare. They are usually eligible for Medicaid and should be eligible for subsidies under the Affordable Health Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare

    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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