Changes to social security disability benefits for 2019 have been announced.
Recently, the Social Security Administration provided their Fact Sheet outlines the changes to social security disability benefits for the upcoming year. The most important change to most recipients is the announcement of a 2.8 percent increase in the cost of living adjustment (COLA). This is the largest COLA increase in seven years. The Fact Sheet estimates the average monthly social security benefit for all disabled workers will increase from $1,200 to $1,234 in 2019 after the COLA. Power, gas, and food may increase more than $34 per month so there may be no noticeable increase.
Other changes to social security disability benefits include an increase in the social security disability thresholds. In 2018, substantial gainful activity (SGA) was defined as $1,180.00 per month for non-blind applicants. In 2019, the SGA threshold will increase to $1,220.00 per month. This means that if you are earning $1,220 or more monthly in 2019, you would not be eligible for social security disability benefits.
If you have questions regarding these changes to social security disability benefits for 2019, please contact our office. Attorney Matthew Noyes and Lorrie Robinson have authored two books on social security disability benefits and would be happy to send you a copy of one of them. Simply click here and request a free copy and provide your name and mailing address so we can mail it to you (Tampa Bay, Florida residents only).
Attorneys Matthew Noyes and Lorrie Robinson help those fighting for their social security disability benefits. They are the authors of two books pertaining to qualifying for social security disability benefits. Attorney Matthew Noyes is a named partner at the Tampa Bay law firm of Perenich, Caulfield, Avril & Noyes, P.A. For a free consultation about you qualifying for social security disability benefits, call us at 727-796-8282 or simply click here to schedule a free consultation.