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The 2023 Social Security Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA) and Benefits Chart

The 2023 Social Security Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA) and Benefits Chart The 2023 Social Security Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA) and Benefits Chart

The Social Security Administration (SSA) introduced a substantial 8.7 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for the year 2023. This impressive increase follows last year's 5.9 percent rise, and it's here to make a significant impact!The good news continues: on average, monthly Social Security benefits will see a boost of over $140. If you'r...

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What if Your First Disability Benefits Appeal Isn’t Successful?

When you apply for Social Security Disability benefits, chances are good that your initial application is going to be denied. The good news is, there are multiple phases of appeals and the first step is usually relatively easy.  Unfortunately, there is no guarantee that you'll have your application approved after the first phase of appealing y...

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What if Your Disability Benefits are Too Low?

 A Los Angeles Social Security Disability attorney can provide you with assistance qualifying to receive disability income from the Social Security Administration (SSA) if your medical issues prevent you from being able to have a job.  Social Security Disability benefits are an important lifeline if you can't earn income because medi...

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When Do Disability Benefits Cases Go to Court?

If you are applying for Social Security Disability income because you can't work, it's important to understand how the process works. A Los Angeles disability benefits attorney can help you throughout the entirety of the benefits application process, from submitting your case through any necessary appeals.  Unfortunately, a substantial number ...

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Can Young Workers Get Disability Benefits?

​Becoming unable to work because of a physical or a mental condition is a frightening experience. This is especially true if you are young when you become disabled and you have a lifetime ahead of you where you need to try to find financial support.  The good news is, there are safety net programs in place to provide income for the disabled, i...

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How Strict is the Social Security Administration When Applying for Benefits?

When you apply for Social Security Disability benefits, you need to make certain that the application you submit is comprehensive, detailed, and includes the information that is necessary to help you get benefits. Submitting a perfect application is important because the Social Security Administration is very strict about which benefits application...

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What are Common Reasons for a Disability Benefits Denial?

​When you need Social Security Disability benefits, it's incredibly disheartening if your claim is denied. Although there is a multi-stage process that allows you to appeal, this process can take a long time and you may be in need of the benefits quickly to support yourself. A Los Angeles disability benefits lawyer can help you to complete your ini...

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Where Does Funding for SSDI Come From?

If you are disabled and need to obtain benefits, you may be able to get monthly income from Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). Many people are not sure how this program works, how it is funded, or whether it is a type of entitlement or welfare benefit. The reality is, you pay to fund SSDI and if you are disabled, you deserve to be able to...

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How Does Social Security Disability Insurance Work?

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is one of two programs that you could obtain disability benefits from if you become unable to work. Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is the other of the two programs. Both are administered by the Social Security Administration.  A Los Angeles disability benefits lawyer can help you to determine if ...

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What Does it Mean to Appeal a SSD Denial?

Many people who have their Social Security Disability claims denied are aware that there is an appeals process. However, there is sometimes confusion about exactly what it means to appeal. A Los Angeles disability benefits attorney can provide insight into what it means to appeal your benefits denial and can guide you through the process so you sho...

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Who is Eligible for SSDI?

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) can provide you with monthly income when you have a disability that stops you from being able to work and earn income. Unfortunately, actually qualifying for SSDI benefits is tricky because the application denial rates are very high. To maximize your chances of getting disability benefits from the Social ...

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