Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Social Security Disability benefits recipients (SSDI and SSI benefits receipients) are getting a raise in 2013

Some good news for recipients of Social Security Disability benefits (SSDI and SSI): The Social Security Administration announced that all beneficiaries will get a 1.7 percent increase to account for higher costs of living.  This pay increase is known as COLA ("cost of living adjustment").  The pay raise will take effect on December 31, 2012. 

For more information visit: http://www.socialsecurity.gov/pressoffice/factsheets/colafacts2013.htm

6 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing this. I'm really new to SSDI law, so this is going to be really helpful. I want to be able to give my friends advice when they need it. It's good to know that they are getting a boost! Thiago | http://www.scottmcnuttlaw.com/services.html

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  2. I'm glad that the beneficiaries will will have an increase in cost of living. My neighbor is older lady and she wants to file for social security. She's really nervous about the process, so she's thinking about hiring a social security attorney to help her.

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  3. It's good to hear that there will be an increase in benefits. I didn't know that the benefit money was adjustable like that based on costs of living. My sister is in the process of filing for social security disability and this was one of the things she had questions about. I think it might be a good idea to speak to a SSD attorney to get some of those questions answered. I also think it will be easier to file the claim the right way if we hire an attorney. http://www.russelljgoldsmith.com/massachusetts-social-security-disability-claims.html

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  4. Thank for the post. I think it is great that the social security workers will be getting a raise. They have done so much for me. I want to be able to help them back. I hope that this make their lives a little easier.

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  6. I'm happy that the recipients got the raise they well deserved.

    Dan
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