Social Security Disability Experts Defend SSDI

Posted Date: December 11th, 2013 | Categories: Social Security Disability

CALABASAS, Calif., May 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), the safety net for disabled US workers, has come under recent scrutiny. Some critics suggest the program adds to the national deficit and is a drain on the US economy. They argue the program should be cut back or even eliminated.  Industry experts however are asking for a more objective review of the national insurance program.

In fact SSDI adds nothing to the US deficit since the program is entirely funded by US payroll taxes.  Another important qualification is that only those workers who have paid into the system are eligible for benefits.  In addition, almost 70% of disabled applicants are denied benefits. And, even when maximum benefits are paid, the disabled worker earns barely above the Poverty Level.

David Sheehan , President of explains, “Most of these attacks against SSDI are unfounded and misleading. SSDI guidelines are extremely strict and approval rates are very low. Almost all applicants,” he says, “are initially denied. This is especially troublesome for aging baby-boomers who have been working since the 70s and 80s.”

“SSDI,” says Sheehan, “is an essential US Government system set up and administered for disabled American workers unable to work.  Rather than abandoning our nation’s most vulnerable and deserved citizens, we encourage positive reforms that make SSDI stronger, and will maintain it for the coming generations.”

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