The Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits shortage is expected to be felt before the year 2016 ends, an article on The Buffalo News reported December 8.

Millions of SSDI beneficiaries in the U.S. may have their benefits reduced by 20 percent if Congress fails to prevent the disability funds’ near exhaustion, Representative Tom Reed (R-Corning) stated. Reed reportedly wants to push legislation through Congress to resolve the financial obstacles of Social Security system in order to save the disability program. However, Rep. Reed is skeptical of an earlier suggestion by Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew to save the disability program by transferring funds from the retirement program. He, among others, are working to first eliminate fraudulent claims in order to begin rectifying this situation.

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