Posted on 29 Jan, 2021
The Biden Administration has withdrawn a regulation that could have potentially stripped social security disability insurance from hundreds of thousands of Americans. This was pushed by the former Trump Administration, and it was not the only attack on SSDI.
The proposed rule would have required some eligible recipients to complete more eligibility reviews. This essentially would have added another layer to the already difficult process of receiving benefits from Social Security.
This rule was originally published in the Federal Register back in November 2019. This was one of the most aggressive attacks on social security and could have ripped benefits from hundreds of thousands of people.
President Joe Biden received criticism during his 2020 presidential campaign about his record of cutting Social Security Benefits, however, he vowed to protect Social Security, especially in the midst of a pandemic and economic catastrophe.
What Does The New Administration Mean For Social Security?
The Biden Administration vows to protect and restore the Social Security Program. They state: “The Biden Plan will protect Social Security for the millions of Americans who depend on the program. With Social Security’s Trust Fund already in deficit and expected to be exhausted in 2035, we urgently need action to make the program solvent and prevent cuts to American retirees.”
The change in rhetoric and early actions by the new administration indicate a strong push to maintain and strengthen the process for those seeking social security disability insurance.