Empowering Disability: The Long View – Integrating Disability Support and Return-to-Work Services Is the Future

DMEC Staff@Work

Rising SSDI CostsBy Jim Allsup

CEO and Founder
Allsup Inc. and Allsup Employment Services, Inc.

The growing costs of chronic illness, disability, and workforce absence are creating tremendous pressure on the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program and the Disability Insurance (DI) Trust Fund. Congress and federal policymakers must find ways to balance SSDI system costs against the legitimate needs of eligible claimants who deserve access to the insurance they invested in when working.

SSDI is the federal insurance program, funded by federal taxes, providing monthly income to people with severe, long-term disabilities. A portion of beneficiaries also have long-term disability (LTD) insurance plans, which are designed to coordinate with SSDI.

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