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Ways To Avoid The Coming Crisis For The Disability Trust Fund

Posted by John Kuhnlein | Jan 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

Politico has a nice article examining some of the things that Congress could do to address the pending shortfall in the Social Security disability trust fund. Suffice it to say, the approach of the House GOP is not the answer. That is mere partisan politics that are only part of a larger attack on the poor. But, if Congress did have any real interest in reforming disability, what might that look like? One option is for Social Security to conduct more continuing disability reviews, or CDR's. These are simply an effort by SSA to find out if people getting disability are still disabled.  Right now, CDR's are terribly ineffective. So long as a disability beneficiary does not go back to work, with wages reported to the IRS, that person is likely to stay on disability for the rest of his life. The House GOP could have appropriated money to conduct my CDR's in the last few years. Guess what they did? Yeah, you got it. Now, they have finally given some money for this effort. As a result, SSA estimates that CDR's will double for the current year.  An intriguing idea from Holland involves employers paying for some part of a worker's disability benefits. This encourages employers to accommodate workers and offer rehabilitation to keep them on the job.  That is one notion that seems to make a lot of sense. Give employers the motivation to keep workers off of SSA disability, and watch what happens.

You can read the article here. 

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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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