The Minimum wage going up in many SoCal cities July 1st, this is good for a lot of families.
However the real problem is that Social Security benefits, SSDI have not gone up since 2015.
Social Security benefits will increase by 0.3% percent in 2017 because of a rise in the cost of living.
In the year 2016 Medicare benefits were $104.90 per month. Now in the year 2017 Medicare benefits are $109.00 per month. Medicare used that 0.3% Social Security increase. So in other words there was no increase in Social Security, SSDI benefits for the year 2017.