Social Security Administration

Social Security Checks will be a Little Larger in 2019, But it may not be much help.

November 15, 2018

If you receive Social Security old age or disability benefits, your monthly checks will be larger beginning in December. The 2019 Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA) will result in a 2.8 percent increase, the largest increase since 2012. Last year’s increase was 2 percent and was 2 percent combined for the previous two years. The average Social

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Social Security Adds Five Impairments to its Compassionate Allowances Program

October 9, 2018

The Deputy Commissioner of Operations for Social Security (SSA), Nancy Berryhill, recently announced that the agency is adding five conditions to its Compassionate Allowances (CAL) program. The Compassionate Allowances program provides for fast-track disability consideration for people with certain serious and/or life-threatening medical conditions. The objective under CAL is that Americans with certain severe medical

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Congress Wants to Improve Service at Social Security

August 16, 2018

The wait for a Social Security disability decision has been excessively long for some time, but recently it has hit an all-time high. Data for the current fiscal year shows that applicants with cases at the Chicago hearing office wait, on average, 573 days from the time they request a hearing until a decision is

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Going Back to Work Does Not Always Mean The End Of Your Disability Case

July 19, 2018

This is a situation that occurs from time to time at our office: a client leaves us an overnight voicemail message telling us that they are going back to work and they are dropping their claim for Social Security disability benefits. “This is a mistake for several reasons,” Nash Attorney Dan Rosen says. “It is

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