SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY RECIPIENTS BEWARE – BIG CHANGES COMING

//SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY RECIPIENTS BEWARE – BIG CHANGES COMING

SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY RECIPIENTS BEWARE – BIG CHANGES COMING

A writer for the Philadelphia Inquirer, Alfred Lubrano, recently reported that the Trump administration is proposing a new Social Security rule change that could cut off thousands of SSD /SSI recipients. Older people and children will be the ones particularly targeted. The proposed rule changes the methods by which a disability review would be undertaken. Senator Bob Casey (D. Pa) was quoted as saying that the Trump administration’s proposed rule will make it more difficult for disabled people to receive benefits. Individuals already receiving benefits are subject to a review to determine if their conditions still meet the rules for determining disability. The proposed rule intends to create a fifth category of review known as “Medical Improvement Likely”. This would mandate disability reviews every two years especially for those individuals 50 to 65 years of age, in poor health, and without job skills or limited education. Community Service groups believe this is a radical departure from past practice. Others have said it is an underhanded move that is not based on science or medicine. If you fit into the category  proposed by this new rule you should make sure you continue to treat with your doctors for your conditions so that you will have evidence to establish, if necessary, that medical improvement is not likely. Although this will not guarantee you will stay on disability, you will have a fighting chance to do so. As always, contact our disability lawyers if you need assistance in fighting against the talking away of your benefits.

A writer for the Philadelphia Inquirer, Alfred Lubrano, recently reported  that the Trump administration is proposing a new Social Security rule change that could cut off thousands of SSD /SSI recipients. Older people and children will be the ones particularly targeted. The proposed rule changes the methods by which a disability review would be undertaken. Senator Bob Casey (D. Pa) was quoted as saying that the Trump administration’s proposed rule will make it more difficult for disabled people  to receive benefits. Individuals already receiving benefits are subject to a review to determine if their conditions still meet the rules for determining disability. The proposed rule intends to create  a fifth  category of review known as “Medical Improvement Likely”. This would mandate disability reviews every two years especially for those individuals 50 to 65 years of age, in poor health, and without job skills or limited education. Community Service groups believe this is a radical departure  from past practice. Others have said it is an underhanded move that is not based on science or medicine. If you fit into the category proposed by this new rule you should make sure you continue to treat with your doctors for your conditions so that you will have evidence to establish, if necessary, that medical improvement is not likely. Although this will not guarantee you will stay on disability, you will have a fighting chance to do. As always, contact our disability lawyers if you need assistance in fighting against the talking away of your benefits.

By | 2020-01-08T16:01:14+00:00 December 27th, 2019|News|Comments Off on SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY RECIPIENTS BEWARE – BIG CHANGES COMING