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Social Security and Disability Law Newsletter 
July 16, 2019 | Issue 128 | Social Security by the Numbers

Here is just one interesting nugget from this article.

“You can make your ultimate retirement benefit check bigger or smaller than what you'd get if you started collecting at your full retirement age by starting to collect earlier or later. For every year beyond your full retirement age that you delay starting to receive benefits, you'll increase their value by about 8% -- until age 70. So delaying from age 67 to 70 can leave you with checks about 24% fatter.”

ALJ = Administrative Law Judge

“The agency’s “last best offer” to the union, which was reviewed by Government Executive, includes several proposals that have become standard in the Trump administration, including shifting telework policies to be entirely at the discretion of the agency and a drastic reduction in the amount of official time the union can use. In this case, SSA proposed a 90% cut to official time, from an annual bank of 22,000 hours in the current contract to only 2,000 hours.”

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“[An] unmarried child can get benefits if they’re: 
> Younger than age 18; 
> 18-19 years old and a full-time student...
> or, 18 or older with a disability that began before age 22.

To get benefits, a child must have: 
> A parent who’s disabled or retired and entitled to Social Security benefits;
> or a parent who died after having worked long enough in a job where they paid Social Security taxes."

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