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2015 Cost of Living Adjustment for Social Security Benefits

Posted January 9, 2015 by Premier Disability Services, LLC® With the New Year quickly approaching, the Social Security Administration has announced the 2015 cost of living adjustment (COLA) for beneficiaries receiving Social Security Disability and/or Supplemental Security Income benefits.  The 1.7 percent cost of living adjustment will start for Social Security Disability beneficiaries in January of 2015.  For recipients of Supplemental Security Income, the cost of living adjustment will begin on December 31, 2014.

SSA Internal Report on Hearings Backlog

Posted December 22, 2014 by Premier Disability Services, LLC® On November 10, 2014, the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) released a report on its findings regarding the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) management and performance challenges for 2014.  One major challenge identified in this report is the growing number of cases backlogged at the hearing level.

Testifying at your Social Security Disability Hearing

Posted December 17, 2014 by Premier Disability Services, LLC® The most common emotion clients express to us prior to their hearing is anxiety.  Most clients are concerned that they do not know how to testify properly at the hearing and they feel that they may say something detrimental to their claim.  Below are a few tips that I share with my clients about how to properly testify at a hearing.