Congress needs to act on SSDI depletion

A pressing concern for many U.S. residents is the fate of the Social Security Disability Insurance fund, which many believe will be depleted by 2016, Forbes reported on January 7.

With the House of Representatives approving a motion to deny fund transfers from the retirement fund of the Social Security Administration to SSDI, one option that may have prolonged the impending crisis has been closed.

Critics of the disability fund have said that it has serious design and funding problems even as it acts as a safety net for workers who become disabled at an advanced age. The program primarily benefits older workers, as 70% are over 50 years old.

If you need legal assistance when it comes to filing for a Social Security disability benefit claim and you live in the Indianapolis area, our attorneys at the Hankey Law Firm may help you every step of the way. Call our offices today at 317-634-8565 or 800-520-3633 to speak with a member of our legal team.