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Social Security Disability Benefits Will Rise by 1.7% for 2013

The Social Security Administration has announced that there will be a 1.7% cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for Social Security and SSI beneficiaries in 2013. This is substantially lower than the 3.6% COLA in 2012. The COLA is determined by comparing the change in the Consumer Price Index from the third quarter of 2011, to the third quarter of 2012.

As a result of the COLA, the average monthly benefit in 2013 for all disabled workers will be $1,132 (vs. $1,113 in 2012). For a disabled worker, spouse, and one or more children, the average monthly benefit in 2013 will be $1,919 (vs. $1,887 in 2012). The maximum benefit will be $2,533 (vs. $2,513 in 2012).

Bob Kraft

I am a Dallas, Texas lawyer who has had the privilege of helping thousands of clients since 1971 in the areas of Personal Injury law and Social Security Disability.

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