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Sabre Rattling Or The End Of The World?

Posted by John Kuhnlein | Jul 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

The threat that the Social Security disability trust fund would run out of money in 2016 is not news.  People have been talking about this for a long while.  But, there is apparently some urgency about the problem at long last.  The trustees who oversee the disability trust fund issued a report last week. According to the trustees, if nothing changes, the fund will dry up in the third quarter of 2016.  That would mean that everyone getting benefits would see a nearly 20% decline in their benefits.  Interestingly, the trust fund shortfall could also lead to an increase in Medicare premiums.  That could be the thing that saves the entire fund. I think Republicans in Congress would be content to let the disabled lose benefits. Republicans, after all, have contempt for the poor and disabled in their DNA. But, if people on Medicare have to pay more, watch out. Those people vote and they virtually always get what they want.  The solution is simple and obvious: just move money over from the retirement trust fund. Because the disability trust fund is scheduled to go broke near the end of a presidential election, the politicians will do the right thing.  It could get dicey, though.  Look for the solution to come, as always, at the 11th hour. If you are getting disability benefits, be prepared for some sleepless night next year. 

ABC News Story On Disability Trust Fund Going Broke.

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John Kuhnlein

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.


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