Recent Social Security News & Information in 2017

Anyone who may become eligible for Social Security this year should familiarize themselves with the changes and news coming to the system in 2017. First and foremost, there will be a raise in the full retirement age for the program for the first time in decades. People born in 1955 will be turning 62 this year, and they will find that their retirement age has been raised to 66 years old and two months.

This, overall, is a slight change though as the former full retirement age was 66. It has been analyzed that when taking the entire population into consideration, those two months could help save money and keep the system alive. It is also crucial to note that seniors will still be able to claim benefits at the age of 62, but will receive a small financial penalty for doing so.

Click here for information on how to apply for Social Security Disability.

In addition to facing a small financial penalty, individuals who take Social Security retirement early may find that they have to give back some of their benefits if they are working. This is due to maximum earning limits that are set by Social Security before one has to give back money to the government. Specifically, in 2017 those who won’t reach the full retirement age will lose $1 for every $2 they earn above $16,920. But even for those who have to forfeit some of their hard-earned money, there is an upside.

The system is designed in such a way as to compensate for any losses and attempt to even things out. For each month in which an individual has to forfeit some income because of the maximum threshold rule, said individual will be credited as if he or she had taken their benefits a month later than he or she actually did. This makes for larger payments later on to offset the monetary loss in the beginning.

Drowning Occurred During Diving Accident

A 20-year-old man died Thursday after he was submerged for 10 minutes in the caves off Inspiration Point in Rancho Palos Verdes, the same place a Long Beach resident drowned a year ago, officials said.

Crews responded around 2:10 p.m. to a call of two people in distress in the water off the 5300 block of Palos Verdes Drive in Rancho Palos Verdes, according to a Los Angeles County Fire Department dispatcher.

Two swimmers were found, pulled aboard a county fire department boat and taken to Los Angeles Fire Department Station 110 at 2945 Miner St., city fire department spokeswoman Margaret Stewart said.

Lifeguards rescued the man and a swimming companion about 2:40 p.m., shortly after the swimmers got into trouble in the 3- to 4-foot swell moving in and out of the caves at the time, Ocean Lifeguard A.J. Lester said.

 

One of the swimmers, a 20-year-old man, had been submerged for 10 minutes and could not be revived. He was pronounced dead at the fire station, Stewart said.

The man was in cardiac arrest when he was placed aboard Los Angeles County Fire boat. Rescuers performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation all the way to Los Angeles City Fire Station No. 110 in San Pedro, but they could not revive him. Paramedics pronounced him dead, authorities said.

The other swimmer sustained minor, unspecified injuries and was taken to a hospital, according to the county fire department.

Linkletter, a task force member, said lifeguard staffing has increased at Abalone Cove Beach, but the caves are out of the their sight. The task force also has increased patrols by park rangers and sheriff’s deputies on horseback.

She encouraged beachgoers to only swim near lifeguards.

If you or a loved one have been in an accident are seeking answers, contact Long Beach Personal Injury Attorneys today.

Life Coaching Becoming a Popular Career!

iStock_000010520089XSmallAccording to an article on Forbes.com, Life Coaching is “exploding.” The International Coach Federation (ICF) says the range of fees for coaching is 100 to 3500 an hour with a median of 500 per hour. Most life coaches start at 100 an hour and build from there. Like other professional career fields, as your years as a practicing Life Coach increase, so will your profits

There are countless opportunities for Certified Life Coaches. Ultimately, great coaching, regardless whether we label it business coaching, executive coaching, health coaching, wellenss coaching, career coaching, personal coaching, whatever coaching – all boils down to one thing – bringing out the very best in yourself and others and the value of support and encouragement is something continue to make a difference for the long term. In fact, as more and more people are looking to alternative methods for health and wellness maintenance, the call for trained Life Coaches is on the rise.

Life Coach Training from ICF approved programs are highly desired because they must follow the objectives and requirements developed by the leading Life Coach training organization, The International Coach Federation.

LifeCoachTraining.co offers in person ICF approved life coach training programs, as well as online life coach training to individuals looking to become certified Life Coaches.  You can learn more about in person ICF approved Life Coach Training in the following locations:

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Traffic Safety in Long Beach

guldjianlawAccording to the California Highway Patrol, there were 1530 individuals injured in motor vehicle accidents in Long Beach in 2012.  According to the same report, there were 308 bicyclists and 111 motorcyclists injured during the same period.

According to the report, even individuals that were using safety equipment were injured.  However, other reports and studies have shown that using safety equipment greatly increases an individual’s chances of surviving an accident and reducing the severity of injuries.

Long Beach is a large metropolitan area that has thousands of motor vehicles on the roadways each day which means accidents happen daily somewhere in the city.

Many people are unsure what to do after an accident and they can easily become overwhelmed after a serious accident.  The law firm of Guldjian Law A. P.C. has successfully represented clients that have suffered injuries in an accident.  You can learn more about how a personal injury lawyer can help after an accident on their website.

Guldjian Law can help if you’ve been injured in any of the following types of accidents or circumstances:

  • ASSAULTS
  • AVIATION ACCIDENT
  • BOAT ACCIDENTS
  • CITY GOVERNMENT LIABILITY
  • DOG BITES
  • DEFECTIVE PRODUCTS – PRODUCT LIABILITY LAWYERS
  • FEDERAL GOVERNMENT LIABILITY
  • FOOD POISONING
  • HELICOPTER ACCIDENTS
  • PRODUCT LIABILITY
  • PRODUCT RECALLS
  • SIDEWALK ACCIDENTS
  • STATE GOVERNMENT LIABILITY
  • TAXI CAB ACCIDENTS
  • WRONGFUL TERMINATION

Pharmaceutical

  • Lipitor Diabetes Cases
  • Mirena IUD Cases
  • NuvaRing Cases
  • Risperdal Gynecomastia Cases
  • SSRI Birth Defect Cases
  • Viagra Cases