The proposed budget deal in Congress involves Social Security disability. From the early reports, however, it seems as if the program will not suffer any major setbacks. In fact, the budget deal actually addresses one of the big issues affecting Social Security disability. If reports are true, the new law would allow for the common-sense solution of allowing a reallocation of payroll taxes between disability and retirement. If you are getting disability benefits, this is very good news. It means you are not going to see a 20% reduction in your monthly check. It is notable that some of the loonier ideas, such as giving everyone the same benefit amount, did not make it into the new law. One of the best reporters on Social Security, Michael Hiltzik of the L.A. Times believes that Social Security retains its aura of being "the third rail." I suspect he is correct. For now, it looks like Social Security disability will survive more or less in the same form. That is a good thing for everyone involved. As for retirement, however, it looks like Congress has been paying attention to a lot of the schemes people have been using to maximize their benefits. The new law does away with at least one of these schemes. I am sure there will be much more said about that once the new law takes effect.
About the Author
Since 1992, I have been helping the people of Southern Arizona get the benefits they are due. Before devoting all my efforts to assisting people with Social Security disability claims, I also handled such complex lawsuits as medical malpractice and products liability. I brought to my Social Security cases all the skills and attention to detail that I developed in the courtroom. I approach each Social Security disability case as if it were a million-dollar lawsuit. For the people trying to get Social Security benefits, their claim is every bit as important. Because I have personally handled so many Social Security cases, I have refined the skills I need to win your case for you. I have helped people win cases for every kind of ailment from arthritis to valley fever. At present, I am focused on helping those persons with neurological and orthopedic disorders. Because claims for people over age fifty bring additional complications, I particularly seek out those cases to work on. I regularly write about back and spine conditions on my blog. I actively seek out the latest information about orthopedic and neurological disorders to ensure I can represent my clients as effectively as possible. Because of my current focus, I regret that I am not able to take any cases for mental disorders. If you are over age fifty and suffer from any orthopedic or neurological disorder, please contact me at once.