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PROPOSED CHANGES TO REVIEW OF SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY CLAIMS

The Trump Administration has proposed substantial changes to the regulations that control reviews of Social Security disability claims.  If passed, these new regulations would strip disability benefits from tens of thousands of Americans.  The rules require more frequent paperwork checks of people receiving Social Security disability payments.  The proposed regulations suggest creating a new review category – “medical improvement likely” – that will require review of claims every two years.  The proposal also allows hundreds of thousands of people to be moved into this category from categories that provide for less frequent reviews.  Neither the Trump Administration nor the Social Security Administration have provided any estimate of how many people these proposed changes will effect, but they have said that the changes will cut $2.6 billion in costs.  This money can only be saved by cutting disabled individuals’ benefits.  We urge you to voice your opposition to these changes at regulations.gov (Search for: “Rules Regarding the Frequency and Notice of Continuing Disability Reviews”).  Comments must be submitted by January 31, 2020.

Caroselli Beachler & Coleman has decades of experience helping ill, injured and disabled people in Pennsylvania secure Social Security disability benefits. We are concerned that proposed changes to the review process will adversely affect many Pennsylvanian who depend on Social Security disability payments. We urge you to voice your opposition to these changes at regulations.gov (Search for: “Rules Regarding the Frequency and Notice of Continuing Disability Reviews”).  Comments must be submitted by January 31, 2020.

 If you or someone you know needs assistance with a Social Security Disability claim, please contact us toll free at 1-800-222-8816 or through our website contact form.