Congressman calls for investigation, not cost cutting, of SSDI program

A U.S. congressman disagrees with the way in which Republicans are attempting to address fraud in the Social Security disability system, according to the Duluth News Tribune on January 14.

Congress recently approved a rule that would prohibit the transfer of funds from retirement to disability, although this has been a regular practice for decades when either fund threatens to deplete. Now, disability remains at risk of depleting by 2016, which will result in critical cuts in benefits to disabled Americans. In a recent phone interview, Representative Rick Nolan said that instead of slashing disability benefits, the SSDI program could be fixed by removing undeserving beneficiaries of the program. Nolan calls for greater investigation into the system rather than inventing a crisis that will truly endanger those who depend on disability benefits.

The lawyers of the Hankey Law Office know that many disabled people are qualified to receive SSDI benefits in Indiana. Although Congress may squabble over legislation, our lawyers have experience pursuing successful claims, and we may be able to work on your behalf. Contact us today at (317) 634-8565 to learn more about your options.