Lawmakers push bill to immediately give Social Security benefits to seriously ill

Senators introduced a bill to immediately give Social Security benefits to people suffering from serious illness, a July 18 report said.

The proposed bill will eliminate the waiting process of applicants, which usually is around five months, to get Social Security Disability Insurance benefits. Republican senator John Barrasso said red tape should be the last thing on their minds when people are facing end of life decisions. According to the bill, terminally ill is defined when a person is diagnosed by two doctors to have a life expectancy that will not last more than six months.

Having difficulty getting Social Security disability benefits can be stressful and frustrating, especially when you need it the most. If you live in Indiana and are having trouble getting the benefits you need, contact the legal team at the Hankey Law Office by calling 317-634-8565 and find out how we may help you.