Act Now to Protect SSDI

ACT NOW: Last night, I received this email from NAMI to ACT NOW to protect SSDI benefits:

ACT NOW TO PROTECT SSDI

Tell your Senators to protect Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits! The Social Security Administration (SSA) has projected that without a reallocation of funds, the SSDI trust fund will not be able to pay full benefits within 2 years. Unless the Senate acts now, monthly cash SSDI benefits could be cut by as much as 19%.

Reallocation would mean a temporary shift of Social Security revenues to the SSDI fund reserves. This move will extend the SSDI fund for almost two decades, without cutting Social Security coverage, eligibility, or benefits – and without increasing taxpayer contributions.

Last month the House of Representatives passed a change in the rules that would create a budget “point of order” to prevent reallocating funds between Social Security trust funds. NAMI joined a coalition of national disability organizations objecting to this change. In recent decades these reallocations have proceeded with broad bipartisan support in Congress. Ask your US Senator to do it again – it’s important!

You can help! Contact your Senators today. Just fill out the information below and send the recommended letter. Feel free to add what SSDI means to you or someone you love.

Help us protect SSDI for millions of Americans, now and in years to come.

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22 thoughts on “Act Now to Protect SSDI

  1. pixygiggles February 15, 2015 / 12:58 am

    Mine already got cut in January 2013. I’ve reapplied, but I don’t have much hope in my SSDI benefits being reinstated. I sent the letter. Hope it helps those who still have benefits.

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    • Kitt O'Malley February 15, 2015 / 5:31 am

      So sorry. I’m being interviewed this week. Hope that mine does not get cut.

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    • Kitt O'Malley February 12, 2015 / 10:29 am

      Thank you for reblogging and getting out the word.

      Like

  2. philsblog01 February 12, 2015 / 4:19 am

    Benefits should not be cut but the way to do this is to raise the caps on Social Security taxable income. Reagan did this in 1988 (I believe).

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  3. bpnurse February 11, 2015 / 5:14 pm

    Thank you for this information! I knew SSDI was in trouble but not how badly. Sounds like it’ll be an uphill battle with the current Congress but it sure won’t hurt to fight. I’ll send the letter too.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Kitt O'Malley February 11, 2015 / 6:24 pm

      Thank you. It’s so easy. Just click and do it online.

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