Monday, April 18, 2016

Maryland Social Security Disability Lawyers: Future of Social Security Disability Insurance Program

For years, Congress has been looking for ways to save money by attempting to place disabled Americans into low-paying jobs, getting them off of Social Security Disability benefits. The Social Security Administration (SSA) has made many attempts to try to reduce or eliminate disability insurance through work-incentive programs. After over two decades of experiments, they have had little success. In 1999, the SSA developed an experimental program known as the “Ticket to Work” program that offered job training and support from a group of employers. In 2003, another program was created, specifically for recipients of disability insurance (DI), which included job training and mental health support for individuals with schizophrenia and other disorders. After little success, both programs were shut down. The latest program, called a Benefit Offset National Demonstration (BOND) program, is examining the success of a strategy whereby DI recipients’ benefits will be reduced by $1.00 for

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