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SSA increases 2012 disability payments…  

For the first time in 2 years, the Social Security Administration is increasing disability payments.  The agency began using a cost-of-living adjustment to adapt disability payments to the economy in 1975.However, this year and last year, inflation was too low for the SSA to warrant an increase.  The COLA for 2012 will increase disability payments by 3.6 percent.The nearly 60 million Americans receiving disability payments should notice the change in payments at the end of December or beginning of next year.  With the 3.6 percent increase in payments, the average increase to monthly disability payments is estimated to be about $39.If you or someone you know needs assistance filing for or appealing for disability benefits, contact the Denver Social Security Disability lawyers of Hull & Zimmerman, P.C. by calling (303) 423-1770 today.

13 conditions added to SSDI’s Compassionate …  

As of December, 13 new conditions will be added to the Social Security Disability Insurance program's Compassionate Allowances list.  The list currently includes 100 conditions which are considered to clearly meet guidelines for receiving disability insurance.The Compassionate Allowances program was created for people with serious conditions as a way to speed up the approval process.  Only about 5 percent of Social Security Disability Insurance claims meet the Compassionate Allowances program's criteria.The conditions being added to the list are: Pulmonary Kaposi Sarcoma, Angelman Syndrome, Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma, Lewy Body Dementia, ALS/Parkinsonism Dementia Complex, Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, Primary Effusion Lymphoma, Multiple System Atrophy, Corticobasal Degeneration, Lowe Syndrome, Malignant Multiple Sclerosis, Paraneoplastic Phemphigus, and Multicentric Castleman Disease.If you are seeking assistance with an initial filing or an appeal for disability benefits, contact the Denver Social Security Disability Insurance attorneys of Hull & Zimmerman, P.C. by calling (303) 423-1770 today.

Cost of living adjustment not given for Social Sec…  

People who receive Social Security Disability, Social Security or Social Security Supplemental Income have just been informed that they will not be receiving an adjustment for cost of living for the second year in a row.Although there was no inflation, others are seeing a decrease in the check after the cost of Medicare went up. For working people in at least six states in the nation, they will see a increase in the checks from between nine to 12 checks per h0ur.If you or a loved one has been not receiving the social security disability check that he or she deserves, you need experienced representation on your side. Contact the Denver Social Security Disability lawyers of Hull & Zimmerman, P.C., by calling (303) 423-1770.