Now, more than ever, disabled individuals who believe they may be entitled to Social Security Disability (SSDI) benefits should seek legal guidance in pursuing the benefits they deserve, especially in light of a new report indicating that SSDI benefits may be cut by almost 20% in just two years. Current estimates show that 5% of the population ages 16-64 receive SSDI benefits today, a significant increase from just over 1% of the working-age population in 1966, ten years after the Social Security Disability program was introduced. If you are suffering from a disability that prevents you from returning to work to support your family, contact our experienced Social Security Disability lawyers at Rechtman & Spevak today for qualified legal help.
SSDI Benefits for Disabled Workers
The Social Security Disability program is a federally-funded program that provides critical financial assistance for workers who become disabled and are unable to return to work to support themselves and their families. Unfortunately, after five consecutive years of deficits, the SSDI fund is expected to suffer bankruptcy in just two years, which would result in a 20% decrease in SSDI benefits for disabled workers across the board. This would mean a $218 reduction in monthly benefits (from $1,146 per month to $928) for the average worker, which is below the federal poverty level of $973 per month. Such a significant reduction in SSDI benefits would be devastating for disabled workers who are truly unable to earn an income to support their families.
Our Qualified SSDI Lawyers Can Help
New reports indicate that the SSDI fund is nearly depleted, and the millions of Americans who rely on the disability program as their sole means of income could soon find themselves receiving 20% less benefits per month than before. For this reason, it is imperative that disabled individuals seeking Social Security Disability benefits enlist the help of a qualified SSDI attorney to navigate the sometimes complicated SSDI application process. If you believe you may be eligible to receive SSDI benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA), or if your SSDI application has been denied, consult our knowledgeable SSDI attorneys at Rechtman & Spevak to discuss your legal options. With our skilled lawyers on your side, you can protect your legal rights and pursue the SSDI benefits you deserve for your disability.