Social-Security

Social Security Raises the Cost of Living Adjustment on All Benefits

    The numbers are in!  The Social Security Administration has announced a 1.6% cost of living adjustment for all benefits.  This is good news for 69 million retirees, disabled individuals and dependent survivors of deceased workers.  In many recent years, the Social Security Administration did not make an increase in benefits.  The adjustment was zero in […]

Heather Farnsworth President Elect Of The Utah Bar

The Utah Bar Association rotates its presidents on a regular basis in an effort to generate new and fresh ideas. Back in the spring, the Utah Bar Association announced that its current president, Herm Olsen, is going to give way to a new president-elect, Heather Farnsworth. During her time as a lawyer, Heather Farnsworth has […]

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Young Workers Have a 1 in 3 Chance of Death or Disability Before Retirement

  The Social Security Administration recently released interesting statistics on an individual’s chances of becoming disabled and unable to work before reaching full retirement age.  These projections are based on an individual who is currently age 20 and who will have a full retirement age of 67. More than 1/3 of men will either become […]

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10th Annual Cancer Bites Event!

Are you tired of participating in 5k runs to support your favorite charity? Would you rather watch a movie and drink a beer? Now is your chance to support the Huntsman Cancer Society with our 10th annual Cancer Bites event!  Join us for a hauntingly good time Thursday, October 24, 2019 at Brewvies Cinema Pub. This […]

Protecting Assets for Disabled Individuals

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits have strict income and asset guidelines. Generally, an individual can only have two thousand dollars and a couple can only have three thousand dollars in assets to qualify for SSI benefits.  Assets are defined as cash or items that can be converted to cash. A primary residence, a single vehicle […]

Understanding Social Security Benefits: The Childcare Dropout Years

There are many people who rely on Social Security Disability benefits to support themselves. In order for someone to budget properly, they need to know how much support they are going to receive financially from the Social Security Administration. There are numerous factors that are going to play a role when the Social Security Administration […]

Social Security 2100 Bill: Seeking To Make Social Security More Solvent

Social Security 2100 is a bill before Congress which is scheduled for a hearing in July 2019.  Among other things, the bill proposes to make the Social Security Trust Fund more solvent as well as increase the income and lifestyle of retirees and disabled individuals.  The bill includes a benefit increase for current and new […]

Is the 75-Day Waiver Right for You?

It can be challenging to wait for the SSA disability office to provide you with a hearing date. You might be in need of these benefits to help pay for medical bills, put food on the table, and provide for your family. It is understandable for you to want your benefits as quickly as possible. […]

Important Considerations of the 75-Day Waiver

It can be hard to file for Social Security Disability benefits. During this process, individuals will be asked to fill out mountains of paperwork, gather official documents, submit their claim only to be faced with a prolonged waiting period. In some cases, individuals might become frustrated and look for ways to expedite their claim. This […]