Social Security Disability News

Beware of Social Security Scammers


A recent article by the Social Security Administration (SAA) is advising all to be on the lookout for fake calls, texts, and emails from scammers posing as government officials. These calls have been known to use fear to gain information by threatening an individual and demanding immediate payment to avoid arrest. These are NOT legitimate. To help…

Local Social Security Offices Open


This week, the Social Security Administration announced that local Social Security offices are open for in-person services by appointment and also for walk-ins. According to Kilolo Kijakazi, Acting Commissioner of Social Security, “To avoid waiting in line, I strongly encourage people who can, to use our online services, call us, and schedule appointments in advance…

2022 Social Security Benefits to Increase


In 2022, Social Security benefits and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payouts will increase by 5.9% for more than 70 million Americans. According to an article published by the Social Security Administration, “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 inflation…

Supreme Court Ruling Could Have Wide-Ranging Effects for SSDI Recipients


Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) recipients recently won a Supreme Court ruling that could affect a wide range of related cases. According to an article published by ThinkAdvisor.com, “The court ruled 9-0 Thursday, in Carr et al. v. Saul (Case Number 19-1442), that the claimants did not have to attack the constitutionality of the Social…

Frates Bill Signed into Law


The ALS Disability Insurance Access Act – a bill championed by the late Pete Frates – is now law. The act ensures that individuals diagnosed with degenerative nerve disease are eligible for immediate Social Security Insurance benefits. According to an article published by The Salem News, “It waives a standard five-month waiting period before benefits…

Social Security Administration’s New Proposal May Prevent Benefits for Older Americans


The Social Security Administration (SSA) recently sent a proposal to President Trump’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB) that may likely prevent hundreds of thousands of American citizens from receiving Social Security benefits. According to an article published by The Hill, “The document that leaked suggests the proposal could ultimately prevent as many as 500,000…

BEWARE OF SOCIAL SECURITY PHONE SCAMS


The Social Security Administration (SAA) is advising all to be on the lookout for fake calls, texts, and emails from scammers posing as government officials. These calls have been known to use fear to gain information by threatening an individual and demand immediate payment to avoid arrest. These calls are NOT legitimate. To help you…

Veterans Receving Social Security Benefits Expected to see Cost-of-Living Boost


Veterans receiving social security benefits are expecting to see a cost-of-living boost next year with the exact increase expected to be announced in the coming weeks. In 2019, the figure was 1.6 percent and in 2018 it was 2.8 percent. According to an article published by Military Times, “On Thursday, the Senate unanimously passed legislation…