Do Administrative Law Judges follow the rules when deciding claims? Not always.
The Social Security Administration announced today that the cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for 2015 will be 1.7%. This means that for individuals receiving monthly Social Security benefits or SSI benefits, the increase will be reflected in the benefits received beginning in January 2015. The 1.7% increase is in line with the annual rate of inflation for 2014. http://www.socialsecurity.gov/news/#!/post/10-2014-2