October 2020

COLA Announced at 1.3% for 2021

Picture of a woman unpacking groceries in her house October 23rd, 2020

People with disabilities who receive SSDI or SSI will soon see their payments increase. 72 million Social Security and Supplemental Security Income recipients will see a 1.3% cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) to their monthly benefits beginning January 1st, 2021, an increase even smaller than last year’s. In 2021, the monthly federal SSI payment standard will be…

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How Does Marriage Affect Social Security Disability?

picture of a married couple on their wedding day holding a bouquet of white roses October 15th, 2020

Social Security decisions become more complicated for married couples, especially if one spouse earned much more than the other and is entitled to more benefits. Each spouse has a choice: take benefits on their own earnings record or the spouse’s record. Whether getting married will stop or lower your disability benefits depends on whether you’re…

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