Expecting an increase In Social Security benefits? December 2, 2009As the saying goes….maybe next year! Announced in the end of October, there will be no cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) this year for Social Security Disability recipients or Supplemental Security Income recipients. This was announced in the Federal Register at 74 Fed. Reg. 55614. There was a 5.8% COLA from 2008 to 2009, the largest increase since 1982. The COLA is determined by comparing the change in the Consumer Price Index (CPI-W) from the third quarter of 2008 to the third quarter of 2009. There was no increase in CPI-W. Therefore, SSD and SSI benefits will not change for 2010. If you have any questions about Social Security benefits you already receive or you just want to know how to apply for disability, please contact us. Our experienced, courteous and knowledgeable team of lawyers and their staff will be glad to assist you.