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Social Security Benefits Increase in 2018

Posted Date: October 13, 2017 | Categories: Social Security Disability

When the Social Security Administration announces the annual cost-of-living adjustment (COLA), there’s usually an increase in the Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefit amount people receive each month. Federal benefit rates increase when the cost of living rises, as measured by the Department of Labor’s Consumer Price Index (CPI-W). The CPI-W rises when […]

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Social Security Announces 0.3 Percent Benefit Increase for 2017

Posted Date: October 18, 2016 | Categories: Social Security Disability

Monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for more than 65 million Americans will increase 0.3 percent in 2017, the Social Security Administration announced today. The 0.3 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) will begin with benefits payable to more than 60 million Social Security beneficiaries in January 2017. Increased payments to more than 8 […]

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Legislation To Expedite Benefits for the Terminally Ill

Posted Date: September 16, 2015 | Categories: Social Security Disability

WASHINGTON, D.C. –U.S. Sens. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and John Barrasso (R-WY) today introduced bipartisan legislation to expedite the payment of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits to individuals with terminal illnesses by eliminating the five-month waiting period. “When Americans face terminal illness, they should be able to focus on their health instead of how they’ll […]

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Social Security Disability Insurance: A Bedrock of Security for American Workers

Posted Date: July 7, 2015 | Categories: Columbus Workers Compensation Attorney, Social Security Disability

Imagine that tomorrow, while cleaning out your gutters, you fall off a ladder. You suffer a traumatic brain injury and spinal cord damage, leaving you paralyzed, unable to speak, and with significantly impaired short- and long-term memory. Unable to work for the foreseeable future, you have no idea how you are going to support your […]

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Register Now! National Work Incentives Seminar Event Wednesday, May 27

Posted Date: May 5, 2015 | Categories: Social Security Disability

National Work Incentives Seminar Event (WISE) Webinar  Ticket to Work for People with a Mental Illness: Support on Your Journey to Employment Wednesday, May 27, 2015 3:00 – 4:30 PM, EDT If you are a Social Security disability beneficiary and want to make more money through work, Ticket to Work can provide the support you […]

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Register Now! National Work Incentives Seminar Event, Wednesday, April 22

Posted Date: April 6, 2015 | Categories: Social Security Disability

National Work Incentives Seminar Event (WISE) Webinar Working for Yourself with Ticket to Work Wednesday, April 22, 2015 3:00 – 4:30 PM, EDT If you are a Social Security disability beneficiary and want to make more money through work, Ticket to Work can provide the support you need to transition to financial independence. The April […]

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Register Now! March 25 Webinar: Working from Home with Ticket to Work

Posted Date: March 3, 2015 | Categories: Social Security Disability

 Register for Webinar on 3/25/15  — Working From Home Ticket to Work Program Are you interested in learning about how work will affect your Social Security benefits? If you are interested in learning about the Ticket to Work Program or Work Incentives, you can attend a free Work Incentive Seminar Event (WISE) online webinar. WISE webinars are online […]

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Senator Coburn Introduces Bill to Protect and Strengthen the Social Security Disability Insurance Program

Posted Date: December 19, 2014 | Categories: Social Security Disability

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – The disability trust fund will be completely exhausted in less than two years, according to the Social Security Board of Trustees. When this happens, the more than 11 million Americans receiving disability benefits will face immediate cuts of nearly 20 percent, unless Congress acts soon. Today, U.S. Senator Tom Coburn, M.D. (R-OK) announced […]

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Bipartisan Bill to widen Federal Help for Disabled

Posted Date: December 9, 2014 | Categories: Columbus Personal Injury Lawyer, Columbus Workers Compensation Attorney, Social Security Disability, State Employee Disability (OPERS & STRS)

WASHINGTON (AP) – Congress is poised to allow Americans with disabilities to open tax-sheltered bank accounts to pay for certain long-term expenses – the broadest legislation to help the disabled in nearly a quarter-century. The House was set to vote Wednesday on the bill, called the Achieving a Better Life Experience Act, which stands out […]

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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Warns Lenders Not To Discriminate Against Borrowers on Social Security Disability

Posted Date: November 24, 2014 | Categories: Social Security Disability

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is warning lenders not to discriminate against borrowers who are receiving Social Security disability income. According to the CFPB, more than 15 million people received Social Security disability income every year, and many of whom are veterans of the U.S. military. And for many of those, trying to obtain a mortgage loan […]

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