TAKE ACTION: Tell Congress "Social Security Should Not Create Additional Burdens for People with Disabilities"

The Social Security Administration recently announced that it wants to change rules for people who get disability benefits, including SSI.

Many people would be required to prove continuing disability every two years. Through this change, Social Security expects to cut $2.6 billion in benefit payments.

Project HOME is deeply concerned about the impact this would have on our community and everyone who has experienced the burdensome process of qualifying for benefits. 

Social Security’s review process is already time-consuming and error-prone—with people losing benefits by mistake. The plan to add 2.6 million additional reviews over the next decade will only make these problems worse for those who need income urgently and cannot work.

The comment period with the Federal Government has closed by you can still TAKE ACTION! Ask your Congresspeople to look into the new rules. Social Security has to follow the law when it issues the new rules. Congress can investigate whether the new rules fit with the law.

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  • Community Legal Services has provided more information on the proposed rule at this link.