With the Social Security disability insurance program in danger of having its benefits cut by 20% in 2016 unless Congress enacts legislation that would prevent the trust fund from running out, recipients could be in for marked lifestyle changes – some that would ultimately leave them grappling for funds to sustain everyday and basic necessities, such as food.
At present, nearly 11 million Americans, which includes around 8.8 million disabled workers plus their spouses and children, obtain disability benefits.
SSDI advocates are of the opinion that Congress should allocate a slightly larger portion of Social Security’s payroll tax revenues to its disability fund and a slightly lowered portion to its Old Age and Survivors Insurance retirement fund, a move that could keep both funds full until 2033.
Our lawyers at the Chris Mayo Law Firm can assist disabled workers in San Antonio with both filing initial claims and fighting denied claims. To speak with our attorneys and learn more about how we might be able to help you, call (210) 999-9999 today.