In 2024, Social Security retirement beneficiaries are set to experience several changes that will impact their benefit income. Here’s a summary of the key factors:
Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA): Beneficiaries will see a 3.2% increase in their Social Security benefits starting in January 2024. This adjustment is designed to counteract inflation and will result in an average increase of over $50 per month for retirement benefits.
Medicare Part B Premiums: These premiums, typically deducted directly from Social Security checks, will also influence the net amount beneficiaries receive. Medicare Part B covers doctor services, outpatient care, and home health care, among other medical expenses.
Earnings Test: For those who have not reached full retirement age but are still earning income, the Social Security earnings test may affect their benefits. The test limits the amount a beneficiary can earn before their Social Security benefits are reduced.
Taxation of Benefits: Depending on the retiree’s combined income, up to 50% of Social Security benefits may be subject to federal taxes. This combined income is calculated by adding half of the Social Security benefits to the retiree’s adjusted gross income and nontaxable interest.
How Louis Law Group Can Assist with SSDI Claims
For individuals navigating the complexities of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) claims, Louis Law Group (louislawgroup.com) offers expert legal assistance. Their experienced team can provide guidance on several fronts:
Understanding Eligibility: They can help clients understand the specific criteria for SSDI eligibility, ensuring that all necessary conditions are met.
Application Process: The firm assists in preparing and submitting SSDI applications, ensuring that all documentation is accurate and complete.
Dealing with Denials: If a claim is denied, Louis Law Group can help in filing appeals and representing clients in hearings, increasing the chances of a favorable outcome.
Maximizing Benefits: Their expertise ensures that clients receive the maximum benefits they are entitled to, including navigating any changes in 2024 and beyond.
With their comprehensive support, Louis Law Group makes the SSDI claims process less daunting, providing peace of mind and improved chances of success for their clients.