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    • The maximum attorney fee for successful Social Security Claimant representatives has been $6,000 since 2009. The fee set by law is 25% of the accrued benefit or the fee cap; whichever is less. Now Social Security has raised the fee cap to $7,200, effective November 30, 2022.

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    • Social Security recipients saw a 5.9% increase in their benefits this year due to inflation in 2021. As prices continue to soar in 2022, the Senior Citizens League is projecting an even higher hike in 2023. Based upon the inflation numbers through March of this year, Social Security benefits could rise as much as 7.6%…

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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…

      2+ years ago

    Michigan Supplemental Security Lawyer & SDI Lawyer Services

    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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