Disability News

2023 Substantial Gainful Activity (SGA) Exceptions & Income Limits

December 15, 2022

Originally posted on October 22, 2019. Updated December 15, 2022. Substantial Gainful Activity (SGA) Limit for 2023 The Substantial Gainful Activity (SGA) limit for 2023 is $1,470 per month. This is up from the 2022 limit of $1,350, as Social Security implemented a 8.7% cost-of-living…

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Social Security Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA) for 2023

November 27, 2022

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has announced an 8.7% Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA) for 2023. Here are exact dollar amounts and examples of what you can expect.

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Social Security Scams; What you should know

May 27, 2022

People who are aware of scams are less likely to be scammed, so it’s important that you know what kind of scams are out there. Share this information with others and especially people you know whom may be more susceptible. The AARP refers to…

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Social Security Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA) for 2022

November 2, 2021

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has announced a 5.9% Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA) for 2022. This means that people on Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) are about to get a 5.9% increase in their benefits for 2022. We have listed some example dollar amounts…

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NEW: COVID-19 Financial Assistance Exclusions for SSI Eligibility & Recipients

August 16, 2021

Under COVID-19, the Social Security Administration announced an Emergency Measure for SSI recipients. Learn more about the COVID-19 financial assistance exclusions for SSI eligibility and recipients.

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New SSA Rule for Headache Disorders and Disability Benefits

March 31, 2021

Social Security passed a new rule for headache disorders. Learn how this can positively affect those with migraine, cluster & tension headaches.

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Major Changes to How Social Security Evaluates Musculoskeletal Disorders 

March 1, 2021

There are major changes to how Social Security evaluates musculoskeletal disorders. In this blog, we highlight some of the major changes that will impact Social Security disability claimants.

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Congress Votes to Waive the Five-Month Waiting Period for People Fighting ALS

December 11, 2020

Disability community win: Congress votes to waive the five-month waiting period for people fighting ALS also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

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SSA Removes “Inability to Communicate in English” as Vocational Factor

February 26, 2020

Starting April 27, 2020 SSA will no longer consider whether a person is able to communicate in English when evaluating disability benefits application. Learn how this impacts certain claimants filing for disability benefits.

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2021 Raises: SGA, SSI and Trial Work Period Limits

January 17, 2020

Paulette Balin explains some important information and updates happening in the Social Security world. Learn more about the 2020 SGA and SSI increases along with trial work period income limits.

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