Manage your benefits with my Social SecurityTo help people who receive disability benefits keep up with the cost of living, Social Security reviews benefits each year and decides if there needs to be a Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA). Learn about the 1.6% increase for 2020 and discover how you can find out your new payment and benefits for the new year by using a my Social Security account.

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Update: 2020 Cost-of-Living Adjustment

Dec 18, 2019

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Manage your benefits with my Social SecurityIn October, we announced an increase in the cost-of-living adjustment (COLA). For 2020, Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) beneficiaries will receive a 1.6% COLA increase.

We mail COLA notices throughout the entire month of December. If you have not received yours, we ask that you wait until January before contacting us about your mailed notice. However, you may not need to wait for your mailed notice to learn your new benefit amount for 2020.

COLA notices are available online to most beneficiaries through the Message Center of their personal my Social Security account if they created their account by November 22, 2019. my Social Security is a secure, convenient way to receive COLA notices online and save the message for later. You can also opt out of receiving notices by mail that are available online.

Sign up for your personal my Social Security account and get an email or text message the next time your COLA notice is available online for you. You can also use your account to manage your benefits and much more!

If you don't have a my Social Security account, you can sign up for one today. Once you log in to your account, you can manage your notification preferences by going to "Message Center Preferences."

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Social Security's Ticket to Work (Ticket) program supports career development for people ages 18 through 64 who receive Social Security disability benefits and want to work. Through this free and voluntary program, eligible participants can work with service providers to receive the supports and services they need to find and maintain employment as they move toward financial independence through work.

As you think about what the 2020 COLA means for you, you may have questions. Working with a Ticket program service provider, like an Employment Network or State Vocational Rehabilitation agency, that has a Benefits Counselor on staff may help you find the answers and information you're looking for.

The Ticket program shares information about work incentives and employment resources for people with disabilities on a regular basis. Subscribe to our emails and follow us on social media to stay updated on the program and discover resources designed to help you succeed on the path toward financial independence.

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To learn more about the Ticket program, call the Ticket to Work Help Line at 1-866-968-7842 or 1-866-833-2967 (TTY) Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET. Ask a representative to send you a list of service providers or find providers on your own with the Ticket program Find Help tool.

Learn more

To learn more about the Ticket program, call the Ticket to Work Help Line at 1-866-968-7842 or 1-866-833-2967 (TTY) Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET. Ask a representative to send you a list of service providers or find providers on your own with the Ticket program Find Help tool.

Find more COLA information for 2020 on Social Security's website:

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