Monumental changes the only salvation for SSDI

Big reforms need to be implemented in order for the Social Security Disability Insurance program to avoid becoming insolvent by 2016, Cornell professor Richard Burkhauser told the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance at a hearing, the Cornell Chronicle reported on July 25.

According to Burkhauser, the beneficiaries of the program have risen by nearly sixfold to 8.8 million in 2012 from 1.5 million in the 1970s, while inflation-adjusted SSDI expenditures have reached $137 billion in 2012 from $20 billion.

After the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 was passed, disabled people became more dependent on SSDI payments to compensate for actual wages, although these payments were originally intended as a necessary supplement to earned wages.

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