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2013 Updates to Disability Workbook
Wounded Warriors & Other Veterans May Get Fast Processing of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) Claims
The Social Security Administration (SSA) wants wounded warriors and other veterans with disabilities to know that they may qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits as well as VA benefits, and also may get faster decisions on their claims. http://www.ssa.gov/veterans/#ht=1
Twenty Five Medical Conditions Added to SSA's "CAL" List in January, to Receive Fast Claim Decisions
Medical conditions authorized to receive expedited decision in the Compassionate Allowance (CAL) process now total 225. For details go to:
SSA Announces a 1.5 % Benefit Increase in 2014
The Social Security Administration says monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for nearly 63 million Americans will increase 1.5 percent in 2014, the Social Security Administration announced October 30, 2013.
The 1.5 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) will begin with benefits that more than 57 million Social Security beneficiaries receive in January 2014. Increased payments to more than 8 million SSI beneficiaries will begin on December 31, 2013.
Some other changes that take effect in January of each year are based on the increase in average wages. Based on that increase, the maximum amount of earnings subject to the Social Security tax (taxable maximum) will increase to $117,000 from $113,700. Of the estimated 165 million workers who will pay Social Security taxes in 2014, about 10 million will pay higher taxes as a result of the increase in the taxable maximum.
To compare 2013 and 2014 figures, see our article, Annual Adjustments Affecting Benefits in 2014 Compared with 2013
Information about Medicare changes for 2014 is available at www.Medicare.gov.
The Social Security Act provides for how the COLA is calculated. To read more, please visit www.socialsecurity.gov/cola.