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Social Security Benefits in 2023

Tue March 7th: 11:00 am-12:00 pm EST

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According to the Social Security Administration (SSA) approximately 70 million Americans will see an 8.7% increase in their Social Security benefits and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments in 2023. On average, Social Security benefits will increase by more than $140 per month starting in January.

Top 5 Changes to Social Security in 2023:

  • Cost of living adjustment rises.
  • Maximum taxable earnings going up.
  • Maximum Social Security benefit also set to increase.
  • Average benefit for spouses and disabled workers is increasing.
  • Social Security adjusts earnings test exempt amounts.

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) provides critical financial help to aged, blind, and disabled people who have limited income and resources. Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) pays disability benefits to you and certain family members who meet our definition of disability if you worked long enough – and recently enough – under Social Security.  In this webinar participants are provided important information about the basics of the SSDI and SSI programs and the application process.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify 2023 Social Security program changes.
  • Provide a basic understanding of SSI/SSDI insurance programs.
  • Identify what are the non-medical eligibility requirements for each program.
  • Understand how to file an application for SSI/SSDI and what to expect from Social Security during the application process.

Presenter

Rhonda Romero
Public Affairs Specialist
Social Security Administration (SSA)

Rhonda Romero began her career with Social Security Administration in 2001 as a Supplemental Security Income Claims Representative. In 2014 she became the Public Affairs Specialist for New Mexico and part of West Texas. Rhonda serves on SSA’s National Alaska Native and American Indian Committee and Dallas Regional Native American Workgroup. Rhonda is a native of Santa Fe, New Mexico where she currently resides.

Continuing Education (CE) Credit

  • Social Work, LPC, LMFT: Programming approval for 1.0 CE credits will be obtained for Social Work, Licensed Professional Counselors, and Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists from the University of Texas at Austin, Steve Hicks School of Social Work. Check with your state licensing agency for reciprocity and/or credit approval if licensed for other professions or in one of the following states: CO, FL, HI, IA, KS, KY,  NY, ND, OH, OK
  • Case Manager: This program has been submitted to the Commission for Case Manager Certification for approval to provide board certified case managers with 1.0 clock hours.
  • Board Certified Patient Advocates: This program has been pre-approved by The Patient Advocate Certification Board to provide continuing education credit to Board Certified Patient Advocates (BCPA). The course has been approved for a total of 1.0 CE contact hour, of which 0.0 are in the area of Ethics.
  • Certificates of Attendance are available for providers interested in documenting their training activities.

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