There are minor adjustments to Social Security every year to keep pace with inflation. Here are the recent Social Security changes as we enter 2017. Roughly 17% of Americans are currently on Social Security, whether through retirement or disability.
If you cannot earn $1,170/mo because of an injury or illness, you may be eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits. The Social Security Administration defines disability by the inability to earn over the substantial gainful activity limit (SGA).