The Social Security Administration has announced the 2019 cost of living adjustment. Social Security and Supplemental Security Income recipients will receive a 2.8% cost of living adjustment for 2019.
Monthly Social Security benefits, including disability and retirement benefits, as well as Supplemental Security Income benefits for more than 65 million Americans will increase 0.3% in 2017.
The Social Security program includes an annual cost-of-living adjustment (COLA). The purpose of the COLA is to ensure that the purchasing power of Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits is not eroded by inflation.
Many individuals who apply for social security disability or supplemental security income are surprised by how long it takes to receive a decision on their claim.
On June 26, 2015, the United States Supreme Court issued the decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, and held that the United States Constitution requires states to issue marriage licenses to two people of the same sex and to recognize a same sex marriage lawfully licensed and performed in another state.