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2023 COLA Increase for Social Security Disability Benefits

October 13, 2022 – The Social Security Administration announced the cost of living adjustment (COLA)for 2023. The annual increase amount is tied to the Consumer Price Index, which is determined by the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics. Persons receiving benefits will see an increase of 8.7% beginning in January 2023. This increase will […]

Who Decides If I Will Get Social Security Disability?

Under federal law, Social Security Disability benefits are available to individuals who are unable to work due to a medical condition that is expected to last at least one year or is expected to result in death.  You are eligible to apply for Social Security Disability benefits if you meet either of the conditions mentioned […]

Social Security Admin to Expedite Veterans Claims: Here’s What You Should Know

Our United States veterans deserve all the support our country can offer, especially when they have become wounded or ill as the result of their military service. For a veteran, understanding exactly what he or she is entitled to is extremely important, especially right now. By mid-March of 2016, the Social Security Administration plans to […]

Have You Been Denied Social Security Disability Benefits?

Have you applied for Social Security Disability benefits and been denied? Don’t give up; you are not alone. Let the Social Security attorneys at Rutter Mills help you claim your benefits. Congressional and Social Security’s own statistics prove a dramatic difference in case outcomes depending on whether an attorney is involved. A Social Security Disability […]

Was Your Social Security Disability Claim Denied?

There are many of us who cannot work due to severe physical or mental disability. If you are unable to work, you may qualify for Social Security Disability or Supplemental Security Income. In 2012, 3.2 million people applied for SSD or SSI. Unfortunately, many who file for financial assistance are denied. The Social Security Administration […]

Rules For Social Security Disability

Social Security Disability is a federal government program designed to provide income to individuals who are physically or mentally unable to work.  In order to qualify for Social Security disability benefits, you must meet certain requirements as set forth by the Social Security Administration. Below are the qualifications as outlined by the SSA:   For […]

Stress Management to Ward Off Disability

New studies have found a link between higher stress levels and poor coping skills to more serious, sometimes life-threatening, psychological and physical disorders. Individuals suffering from these disorders typically qualify for disability aid under programs like Social Security disability insurance. It has been proven that stress can lead to conditions such as high blood pressure, […]

I Got Denied Social Security Disability, Now What?

If you have recently been denied Social Security Disability benefits, you are not alone.  In fact, as many as 80% of those who initially apply for Social Security Disability are initially denied by the federal government and are left needing to appeal the decision. If you are denied, first you should take another look at […]

Be Aware of Your Social Security Benefits!

As a paralegal handling Social Security Disability claims, I speak to many potential clients.  I am astounded by the number of people that don’t know they are entitled to Social Security benefits until it’s too late.  The term “date last insured” (DLI) is a foreign term. The DLI for Social Security purposes runs five years […]