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Depletion of Social Security disability benefits not a priority for lawmakers

Posted on August 30th, 2013 No Comments

The director of tax policy studies at libertarian think tank the Cato Institute, Chris Edwards, said congressmen and senators weren’t keen on crafting legislation that would save the Social Security disability benefits from being depleted in 2016, saying he “hasn’t heard of any member on the Hill sort of championing disability insurance reform.”

He made the statement on Tuesday, August 20 during a briefing on Social Security disability benefits’ rising costs, which will amount to $200 billion this year.

Experts at the Cato Institute said eligibility for disability benefits has grown immensely as requirements have decreased over the years. Another factor is the increase in eligibility characteristics, such as mental conditions and “nonexertional restrictions” which rose 323 percent since 1984, when the category was introduced.

Budget analyst Ted DeHaven said the percentage of children enrolled in disability has also increased to 16 percent from 4 percent in 1980.

Our attorneys at the Law Office of Chris Mayo can help disabled people in San Antonio file for the disability benefits they need. Call (210) 999-9999 to discuss your needs with us and find out how we can work with you on getting the financial assistance you need.

Abuses of the disability insurance system contributing to the fund’s depletion by 2016?

Posted on August 16th, 2013 No Comments

Although many people receiving Social Security disability benefits legitimately need this financial assistance, certain research has shown that there are many people abusing the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program, which could be a factor in the fund’s predicted depletion by 2016.

According to The Washington Examiner, the Social Security Administration’s survey among its SSDI recipients revealed that 2,300 of them are not eager to return to work in the near future, with 75 percent of them not seeing themselves finding a job within the next five years and 72 percent of them still receiving work salaries while under the program.

The newspaper analyzed that this scenario could be a factor as to why the national Disability Insurance Trust Fund is on its way to depletion by 2016, as per the Social Security Board of Trustees’ annual report on the long-term financial status of the Social Security Trust Funds released May 31.

To successfully file for disability benefits, having the support of an experienced attorney is often advised. If you live in San Antonio offices and are in need of disability benefits, talk with the lawyers at the Chris Mayo Law Firm by calling 210-999-9999.

Woman’s estate could win millions after Six Flags mishap

Posted on August 2nd, 2013 No Comments

The Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office recently released more information regarding the death of 52-year-old Rosy Esparza who died after falling from Arlington-based Six Flags Over Texas’s Texas Giant roller coaster on Friday, July 19.

According to the medical examiner’s office in a statement released on Tuesday, July 23, she was seated in the third row, “and as the carts began the steep descent from the first large hill of track, she was ejected from her seat, falling freely for an approximate distance of 75 feet, striking a support metal beam and then coming to rest on the metal roof of the tunnel.”

Analysts, watchdogs, and attorneys have surmised that Six Flags and the roller coaster’s manufacturer, Gerstlauer Amusement Rides, will find themselves in trouble if the victim’s family files a wrongful death lawsuit, with some forecasting an “eight-figure recovery.”

According to the Dallas Morning News, Arlington police have ruled out foul play as the cause of the victim’s death.

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