Social Security Administration Announces 2023 Cost-of-Living Adjustment
Massachusetts Social Security Disability Lawyers
by Jeffrey S. Glassman
6M ago
The Social Security Administration announced that the cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for 2023 is 8.7%. This is the highest increase since 1981. The COLA will go into effect on January 1, 2023, for approximately 65 million Americans receiving Social Security benefits. Those receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) will see an increase in payments starting on Dec. 30, 2022.  What Will The Average Increase Be?  Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits will increase on average by $119 per month. The post Social Security Administration Announces 2023 Cost-of-Living Adjustment app ..read more
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How Long Should You Wait to Apply for Disability Benefits?
Massachusetts Social Security Disability Lawyers
by Jeffrey S. Glassman
1y ago
When you become disabled and can no longer work to support yourself, you may be eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). Unfortunately, myths and misinformation surrounding the application process could compromise your claim, such as waiting a certain period to apply. You must apply as soon as possible for your best chance at benefits as soon as you learn about your disability.  Social Security Wait Times Highest in Over a Decade There are several reasons why you should not wait to apply for disability benefits. Most importantly, wait times are near an all-time high due t ..read more
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What is the Difference Between SSD and SSI?
Massachusetts Social Security Disability Lawyers
by Jeffrey S. Glassman
1y ago
When you become disabled and can no longer work to support yourself, it could be a tremendous stressor for you and your family. Fortunately, Social Security Disability benefits are available for millions of Americans to rely on for vital financial relief. However, there are different kinds of Social Security benefits, and the qualifications for each vary. To determine which benefits are right for you, speak with a skilled Boston Social Security Disability attorney, who will walk you through your options and handle the claims process every step of the way. At Jeffrey Glassman Injury Lawyers, we ..read more
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SSDI Derivative Benefits for Exes, Spouses, Children
Massachusetts Social Security Disability Lawyers
by Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman
5y ago
If you’re receiving Social Security Disability Insurance benefits (or plan to apply) and are also weighing a divorce or in the midst of one, you should know there may be an impact if you are to receive spousal support. Marriage, too, can have an impact. No one gets married presuming they may get divorced, just as no one anticipates suffering an injury that will leave them unable to work. Yet 40 to 50 percent of U.S. marriages end in divorce, according to the American Psychological Association, and roughly 130 workers out of every 1,000 are injured on-the-job or become sick as the result of wor ..read more
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Politics & Social Security Solvency Threaten Disability Benefits
Massachusetts Social Security Disability Lawyers
by Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman
5y ago
Like clockwork, the politicians are trotting out plans to address solvency of the Social Security retirement and disability trusts, just in time for a presidential election year. However, for millions of Americans, the solvency of these funds, and the availability of the benefits for which they paid throughout their working lives, are of critical importance to their lives. Taken at Fairfield Waters Townsville Qld,© I retain copyright. Media reports about various plans to address solvency of the Social Security retirement and disability trusts is ramping up as the Presidential election year app ..read more
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Social Security Disability and the Americans with Disabilities Act
Massachusetts Social Security Disability Lawyers
by Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman
5y ago
A U.S. appeals court issued a ruling recently that rejected a disabled worker’s rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act. It’s the latest court ruling to undermine the rights and protections under federal law that are afforded to employees with disabilities who have been forced to apply for financial assistance from the federal government. In Pena v. Honeywell International, Inc., No. 18-1164 (1st Cir. April 26, 2019), the First Circuit court ruled a Honeywell machine operator who claimed total disability on her Social Security Disability Insurance application failed to show she qualif ..read more
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Government Cuts Target SSDI Benefits in Massachusetts
Massachusetts Social Security Disability Lawyers
by Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman
5y ago
Advocates for the disabled are watching the current federal budget process closely amid increasing evidence that cuts to some of the nation’s most critical social programs are on the agenda in Washington. Last year, Social Security spending reached more than $2.5 trillion for the first time, accounting for 60 percent of the federal budget. However, the vast majority of this spending went to retirement benefits, for which recipients spent their careers paying via federal payroll taxes. SSDI benefits totaled just $143 billion, or about 4 percent of the federal budget. The Medicare program, prim ..read more
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