The Division of Family Assistance (DFA) has announced a 1.7% increase in SSA/SSI Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) for 2013. There will be no effect on individual program budgets. This 1.7% increase relates to Social Security Administration (SSA) benefits, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits, and the Standard of Need (SON) for individuals receiving financial assistance under New Hampshire’s Adult Assistance categories. It will have minimal impact: the Bureau of Developmental Services in Concord (BDS) has chosen to allocate the 1.7% / $12 per month increase to the monthly Personal Needs Allowance (PNA).
Click here to read the December 12th letter sent by BDS.