The cuts to a major disability program in Trump’s budget

By June 2, 2017IN THE NEWS

CBS News: The cuts to a major disability program in Trump’s budget (6/1/2017) The Trump administration’s 2018 budget proposes to cut $72 billion from Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) over the next ten years. SSDI provides benefits to American workers with a life-altering illness or disability. SSI provides basic support to low income seniors, low income children, and adults with disabilities. Justice in Aging’s Kate Lang said, “I feel like there’s a lot of language being used that reflects attitudes that somehow people with disabilities are faking it or are slackers or just don’t have the right attitude. Unfortunately there is a certain lack of sympathy or understanding of what life is like for people with disabilities, it seems.”

About Katrina Cohens

Katrina Cohens is based in Justice in Aging’s Washington, DC office and serves as the Database Manager.