The Social Security Disability Insurance fund is depleting and many are wondering what they’re going to do when they’re left high and dry.
As an example, Matthew Rini of Harwood Heights in Illinois, is a disabled man who is about survive via his job as a Chicago tour guide and via the $400 allowance he’s given through SSDI. Not only that but he has a live-in companion who assists him as well. Those 400 bucks are he receives monthly are gone and Rini will be facing turmoil.
The deadline for the SSDI fund to run out is targeted at 2016 as political debates heat. SSDI advocates are telling Congress to stop focusing on temporary solutions and to find long-term ways that the disability insurance will prosper. Meanwhile Congress wants to allocate a larger portion of Social Security’s pay roll tax to the disability fund. This is temporary, of course, only lasting through 2033.
Kenneth G. Marks has been practicing personal injury law since he was admitted to the California Bar in 1981. www.KmarksLaw.com