Social Security Disabily is under attack
Social Security Disability may be under attack again. A Congressional report reviewed 300 cases where disability benefits were awarded, and found a lack of sufficient evidence for disability in more than 25% of the cases according to a Palm Beach Post article. Social Security Disability is under greater scrutiny from Congress as the number of people collecting benefits has grown. The problem arises every time the economy takes a plunge because disabled persons who were employed are laid off and turn to disability for income. Bottom line: The increase in Americans collecting disability causes trouble for Social Security. Social Security Disability is projected to become insolvent this decade.
What does this mean for those planning on applying for Social Security Disability? The scrutiny of new applications will be more rigorous to ensure that benefits will only be awarded to those who meet the agencies requirements. It will be more important than ever for disabled persons to document their injury or illness. Dissevering applicants will need to make sure that they meet all of Social Security’s requirements for disability and that they are able to document their medical condition. If you need help filing a Social Security Disability claim or if you have been denied you can contact the LaBovick Law Group for a free case consultation.