Monthly Archives: October 2017


Social Security Benefits Increase in 2018

When the Social Security Administration announces the annual cost-of-living adjustment (COLA), there’s usually an increase in the Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefit amount people receive each month. Federal benefit rates increase when the cost of living rises, as measured by the Department of Labor’s Consumer Price Index (CPI-W). The CPI-W rises when […]


Don’t Know Who to Choose? How to Differentiate Lawyers in Ohio

Typing “top lawyers in Ohio” or “best attorneys in Ohio” into a search engine like Google or Bing will take you to a range of rankings and ratings compiled by several different organizations. Honestly, this is not the worst way to start looking for a legal representative you can trust and work with. It is, […]



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Social Security Changes Rule Reducing Past Relevant Work (PRW) Time Period

June 22, 2024, is the new effective date for when SSA will consider only 5 years of PRW (instead of 15 years) when making disability determinations.  The Jones Law Group, LLC applauds the SSA for making this important change to the PRW time period as it should result in more cases getting approved in a […]

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Do I need an attorney to represent me at my Social Security disability hearing?

At your Social Security Disability hearing, you can expect several key components as part of the proceedings. Here’s what typically happens during a Social Security Disability hearing: Notification and Preparation: Before the hearing, you will receive a notice informing you of the date, time, and location of the hearing. It’s essential to review this notice […]

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