Archive | December, 2017

COLA for 2018 is 2%, Plus: Average Payment Levels

The Social Security Administration has announced a 2% increase in Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for 2018. Increased payments to Social Security recipients begin January 1, 2018, while increased payments to SSI recipients begin on December 29, 2017. Other numbers regarding eligibility for disability and average benefits have also changed for 2018. […]

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Social Security’s Budget is Cut Again

For five of the last six years, Congress has cut Social Security’s budget and the current Congress is continuing the pattern. Each year Social Security has to provide services to more retirees, more survivors and more people receiving and seeking disability benefits. The Senate proposal is even worse, calling for a 4%, or $400 million […]

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Baseline Earnings Requirements For Disability

Every year, the Social Security Administration (SSA) conducts a financial review that can affect benefit payment amounts, qualification rules, and other areas of Social Security disability. When a serious medical condition stops you from working, benefits through the SSA’s disability programs can help you get by. Qualifying can sometimes be tricky though, and you may […]

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