San Antonio TX Social Security Disability Lawyers

Social Security Glossary

Heard & Smith LLP - Client Testimonials
“Thanks to Heard & Smith we are now able to pay our bills and that is more awesome than you can believe. It was quick and painless. I would absolutely recommend H&S and I would tell people how professional, quick, and resourceful you all were, absolutely amazing.”
-- Mr. and Mrs. Robert Doran of Tacoma, Washington
“If you want to get your disability approved, Heard & Smith are the people to go to. I got results quickly, without a lot of delays.”
-- William Jones of Texas

More Testimonials

 
 
 
 
 

Glossary of Social Security Disability Law Terms

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z #

- C -

Child
May include biological children or any other child who can inherit your personal property under State law or who meets certain specific requirements under the Social Security Act. 

COLA
Cost of Living Adjustment. Social Security benefits and Supplemental Security Income payments are increased each year to keep up with inflation.

Computation Years
Computation years are the years with highest earnings selected from the "base years." 

CPI
Consumer Price Index. An index prepared by the U. S. Department of Labor that charts the rise in costs for selected goods and services. This index is used to compute COLA increases. 

Carve out 
Redirected payroll taxes that were going into the Social Security system and are now going into private retirement accounts. The money is “carved out” of the Social Security system and not available to pay benefits for current retirees.