Trump Administration Proposes Social Security Rule Changes that Could Cut off Thousands of Disabled Recipients

The Philadelphia Inquirer: Trump Administration Proposes Social Security Rule Changes that Could Cut off Thousands of Disabled Recipients (December 12, 2019)

The Trump administration is proposing changes to Social Security that could terminate disability payments to hundreds of thousands of Americans, particularly older people and children. The new rule would change they way they classify people with disabilities and institute more frequent disability determinations, pushing more people into an already overloaded system, and slowing it down for everyone. The ultimate result will be people losing benefits, particularly people 50-65 years old. Justice in Aging attorney Kate Lang said, “they’re out to shrink the rolls. And they’re setting people up to not comply.”

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