Social Security Administration’s New Proposal May Prevent Benefits for Older Americans

The Social Security Administration (SSA) recently sent a proposal to President Trump’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB) that may likely prevent hundreds of thousands of American citizens from receiving Social Security benefits.

According to an article published by The Hill, “The document that leaked suggests the proposal could ultimately prevent as many as 500,000 Americans from receiving benefits. [The] proposal, as described in press reports, would make it harder for older workers to receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits. By law (not regulation), SSA is required to consider age, education, and work experience when determining whether a person meets the statutory definition of disability.”

Relevant pages: Social Security Disability