Social Security Disability in Federal Budget Balance
Leading up to the presidential election, there was heavy discussion about spending cuts in order to balance the federal budget. The Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits program was among one of the items many politicians argue to be a waste of federal budget spending. The basis of their argument is that there is an increasing number of claimants receiving benefits who are not disabled.
However, adversaries of the program do not mention vital facts about SSDI. The increase in the number of SSDI cases is due to two things. First, the baby-boomer generation is getting to the age where they are more prone to injury and illness. Second, there are more women in the workforce than in the past, meaning there are more women eligible for SSDI.
Critics also failed to mention the larger societal costs of cutting money from the SSDI program. If disabled workers were denied of their benefits, they might have to resort to safety-net programs such as welfare. Keeping the SSDI program in tact would avoid personal burdens like home foreclosure, evictions, and bankruptcy. SSDI benefits can mean the difference between housing and homelessness for some families.
In other words, cutting funds from the SSDI program would cause more harm than good for society. Politicians need to look at the overall picture and long-term consequences, rather than a quick fix to the deficit.
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