Donald Trump wants status quo on federal disability program

The $150 billion Social Security Disability Insurance program would have gone bankrupt at the start of the year had Congress not decided to give it an emergency monetary infusion. Most Americans agree that the system needs some sort of improvement, but businessman and presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump does not think so.

Instead, Trump is advocating for the status quo when it comes to entitlement benefits such as the federal disability program, which provides income to 11 million Americans. Republicans at the House of Representatives, led by Speaker Paul Ryan, have tried to block the reallocation of funds from the main Social Security trust fund to the disability program, arguing that doing so would weaken the trust fund.

Social Security disability benefits can be delayed indefinitely, even if an applicant has filed the proper documentation for his or her claim. The attorneys at the Hankey Law Office in Indianapolis are prepared to help when you run into problems with your Social Security benefits. Call our offices at (317) 634-8565 or (800) 520-3633 to learn more about our services.