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.