This Budget And Debt Ceiling Thing Worries Me. Will It Keep Me From Getting Social Security Disability Or Lower My Check?

Aug 04, 2011 Comments Off on This Budget And Debt Ceiling Thing Worries Me. Will It Keep Me From Getting Social Security Disability Or Lower My Check? by

Question: This budget and debt ceiling thing worries me. Will it keep me from getting Social Security disability or lower my check?

Answer: If you are already on Social Security disability, nothing that is happening will lower your check or threaten you in any way.

If you are still trying to get on Social Security disability, there is nothing going on that will keep you from getting on Social Security disability. The worst that may happen is some minor delay in your case. If  your case somehow goes on for more than a couple of years (and that sometimes happens, even as things stand now) the delays could become more than minor but I think you would already judge a two year delay as a bad one.

While there are those in Congress and elsewhere who might want to keep you off Social Security disability or reduce your check, those people do not have the power to achieve their goal. You may feel sick and powerless but there are people fighting to make sure that Social Security disability gets better or, at least, doesn’t get any worse.

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Charles Hall is the lead attorney for the Charles Hall Law Firm in Raleigh, NC. He has been practicing in the Social Security Disability law field since 1979, is published, and is ready to help new clients win their benefits in North Carolina.