New Social Security Changes May Cut Off Benefits For Disabled Recipients

If enacted, new changes to federal disability assistance may mean many more case reviews and therefore case denials for current disability benefits recipients.

According to an article published by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, “The federal government is accepting public comments on the proposal until the end of January. Under the proposal, millions of more reviews would be conducted and hundreds of thousands of people would have reviews more frequently. Anyone applying for Social Security Disability Insurance, Supplemental Security Income or both already faces a lengthy and complex application process that can take years to complete. Once approved, recipients are already subject to what’s called continuing disability review. The proposal would create an additional review category where cases would be reviewed every two years.”

Officials from the Social Security Administration declined to comment on any proposed rulemaking or legislation. Critics have claimed that the agency has failed to provide any explanation about its process for selecting which recipients will get additional reviews.

Relevant pages: Social Security Disability