It turns out that the urgent need to deal with a shortfall in the Social Security disability trust fund may not be much of a crisis after all. For example, the number of people getting disability has dropped dramatically. It is no surprise that this drop matches an improvement in the economy. The number swelled after the economy fell apart in 2008-2009. But, as the economy recovers and more people can find work, the number of disability beneficiaries is dropping. The increases that have occurred are tied to mundane demographics. Principle among these is the aging of the work force. We are also seeing the effects of women coming into the work place. Many of the distaff workers are getting to the age where they can no longer work. The Social Security Trustees knew all this. They anticipated it. The short fall would disappear in a moment if Social Security could simply reallocate funds between retirement and disability. But the House GOP, playing politics with people's lives, won't go along. They see a phantom crisis that they can exploit to engage in crass social engineering. It's like the Grinch finding out that reindeer are scarce. So are crises. But, as with the Grinch, you can always make one, instead.
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.