Cost of Living Adjustment for 2020: Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits Increase in 2020
Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for nearly 69 million Americans will increase 1.6 percent in 2020, according to a recent announcement by the Social Security Administration.
We have been able to apply for SSDI (disability insurance benefits) on-line for several years. However, until recently, you could not apply for SSI (supplemental security Income) on-line – it had to be done in person or over the telephone.
Effective September 29, 2018, claimants should now be able to apply for both SSDI and SSI on-line. In a recently published update, Social Security says “your clients who wish to file a claim online will be asked to create or log in to their personal my Social Security account. If we cannot process that request, we will provide specific information on how to contact us by phone or schedule an office appointment to complete the claims process.
Once they log in, they can begin their application. The online benefits application gives your clients the freedom and convenience to file for various types of benefits, including Retirement, Disability, Supplemental Security Income, and Medicare.