Disability Insurance News Flash: Nothing New

Concern has been raised that as early as 2017 the Social Security Disability Insurance Trust Fund will not be able to pay 100 percent of promised benefits. This is easily remedied by reallocating revenues from the much larger Old Age and Survivors Insurance Trust Fund to the Disability Insurance Trust Fund. Combined, both programs are fully funded for the next 25 years or more. Such a reallocation does not require any benefit cuts or revenue increases. This fact sheet explains why the projected shortfall in the Disability Insurance trust fund is neither a surprise, nor a matter of great concern.

Disability Insurance News Flash: Nothing New