For anyone who receives financial support from the Social Security Administration, it is critical to understand how the process works. The intent of Social Security Disability Insurance is to help those who are unable to work due to a physical or mental limitation. Those who receive Social Security disability payments or Supplemental Security Income will benefit from knowing about potential changes that could occur in the upcoming year and what this could mean for their checks.
Expectations for the Social Security system
Both long-time disability recipients and new applicants will benefit from knowing when they can expect their checks to arrive each month. The factors that may affect the payment date is the time when the recipient began accepting payments, as well as his or her birthday. Another important fact that California disability recipients will note is the upcoming increase in payment amounts.
In 2023, the SSA will give recipients a cost-of-living increase. This increase will be as much as 40%, the highest increase in disability payments in more than four decades. Knowing what to expect from the entire process will reduce stress and complications as an applicant seeks the support he or she needs.
Help at every step
It is beneficial for someone receiving disability payments to work with an experienced California attorney. From the application stage to navigating any challenges that may arise, having this guidance will prove useful at every step. An attorney will also be able to provide insight regarding eligibility and other factors that could affect one’s ability to secure Social Security Disability Insurance benefits.