Changes Coming to Social Security Disability in 2021October 19, 2020
2021 is a highly anticipated new year, especially for those who currently receive or plan on filing for social security benefits. Many people rely on social security payouts to provide for themselves and their family. There are many changes that will be implemented in 2021 that will benefit those who need social security disability benefits to continue living a healthy lifestyle.
Social Security is used to financially protect our nations retired workforce as well as protect over 9.7 million beneficiaries who receive payouts from the Social Security Disability Insurance Trust. Next year, the income threshold for those who apply for social security disability benefits will be higher. This is a good thing for those who currently make too much money to apply for benefits. Non-blind beneficiaries will receive $1,310 in 2021, a $50 a month increase from 2020’s $1,260 monthly payout. This is an increase of $600 a year for non-blind recipients. For those who are blind, individuals who qualify will earn up to $2,190 a month which is $80 more than what they are receiving a month in 2020. These changes will not only help other American’s qualify for needed benefits, but it will also increase the amount that individuals get paid monthly to better help them financially.
Obtaining Social Security disability benefits can be a confusing process. To ensure that you are receiving the benefits you deserve, contact the Maryland Social Security disability lawyers at LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton for help. Our experienced team of attorneys will protect your rights and make sure you are receiving the financial help you need if you are unable to maintain employment. Contact us online or at 800-547-4LAW (4529) for a free case consultation. With offices in Baltimore, Columbia, Glen Bernie and Prince George’s County, we serve clients throughout Maryland, including those in Anne Arundel County, Carroll County, Harford County, Howard County, Montgomery County, Prince George’s County, Queen Anne’s County, Maryland’s Western Counties, Southern Maryland and the Eastern Shore, as well as the communities of Catonsville, Essex, Halethorpe, Middle River, Rosedale, Gwynn Oak, Brooklandville, Dundalk, Pikesville, Parkville, Nottingham, Windsor Mill, Lutherville, Timonium, Sparrows Point, Ridgewood and Elkridge.