SSDI benefits may be reduced by a fifth

Millions of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) recipients may have their benefits reduced by an estimated one fifth if legislators do not act, the Washington Post reported on January 7.

A parliamentary rule adopted by the House on January 6 prevented the transference of funds to SSDI from the retirement program. Though the retirement program has sufficient funds, some legislators say that this will not address the underlying problem. The new rule will force the Congress to debate next year on how to save SSDI. Representative Sam Johnson (R-Texas) said that new rule can be changed if it is determined to be crucial to fund SSDI through the retirement program.

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