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Biggest Benefits Increase In Years

Posted by John Kuhnlein | Aug 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

It's not official yet, but it appears that those persons receiving Social Security benefits will see the largest yearly increase in benefits for many years.  Current projections show that the cost of living allowance (COLA) for beneficiaries will be 2.2% for 2018.  This

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amounts to around $30 for the average Social Security recipient.

More Than Past Years

While 2.2% is not much, it is considerably better than the increases from the last few years.  Consider that the 2017 COLA was 0.3%.  In 2016, Social Security did not raise benefits at all. 

Official Announcement Due In October

The official announcement of the COLA for 2018 will come in October. The actual number could, of course, be different than the 2.2% projection. But, even if it is somewhat lower, it will still be an improvement. 

If you are a Social Security beneficiary, it looks like 2018 will start off with a pleasant bonus.

How Will This Increase Affect You?

If you are living on Social Security benefits, how will this increase affect you? Do you think Social Security should raise the amount even higher?

Let me know. 

About the Author

John Kuhnlein

Since 1992, I have been helping the people of Southern Arizona get the benefits they are due. Before devoting all my efforts to assisting people with Social Security disability claims, I also handled such complex lawsuits as medical malpractice and products liability. I brought to my Social Security cases all the skills and attention to detail that I developed in the courtroom. I approach each Social Security disability case as if it were a million-dollar lawsuit. For the people trying to get Social Security benefits, their claim is every bit as important. Because I have personally handled so many Social Security cases, I have refined the skills I need to win your case for you. I have helped people win cases for every kind of ailment from arthritis to valley fever. At present, I am focused on helping those persons with neurological and orthopedic disorders. Because claims for people over age fifty bring additional complications, I particularly seek out those cases to work on. I regularly write about back and spine conditions on my blog. I actively seek out the latest information about orthopedic and neurological disorders to ensure I can represent my clients as effectively as possible. Because of my current focus, I regret that I am not able to take any cases for mental disorders. If you are over age fifty and suffer from any orthopedic or neurological disorder, please contact me at once.


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