Probably not, according to Virginia Social Security lawyer Doug Landau.
Very likely your monthly Social Security benefits will go up!
When the U.S. consumer price index (CPI) increases, Social Security recipients get a cost-of-living adjustment (COLA).
In 2014, Federal Social Security payments went up by 1.5%. This came to an average of $14/month.
Just as is the case with disabled clients of ABRAMS LANDAU who are receiving state workers compensation benefits, the Social Security COLA increases are meant to keep pace with inflation.
Unlike workers compensation clients, however, who must provide proof of continued eligibility each fall, the COLA for Federal Social Security benefits takes effect automatically, and continues for as long as monthly benefits are paid. Social Security Disability benefits can last longer than the artificial 500 week workers compensation limit, so Cost of Living Adjustments can add up to a lot of money over the long haul.
If you or someone you know needs help applying for Social Security Disability benefits and there are questions as to what laws apply, email or call Abrams Landau, Ltd. at once (703)795-9555.