A man who was born with spinal muscular atrophy is facing a dilemma when it comes to his Social Security Disability benefits. His extremities are affected, but his mind is sharp. Even though he needs help doing everyday tasks like bathing and eating, he can type 50 words a minute and has a talent for analyzing financial data.
For Americans worried that Social Security will run out of money to pay for their Social Security Disability and retirement benefits, the fact that the Social Security Administration has given $40.3 million to deceased beneficiaries may be disheartening.
A Pennsylvania man's recent situation shows just how important Social Security disability benefits can be to some people. One Pennsylvania resident is worried about how he'll survive financially after being laid off from his job in the middle of a health crisis.
Many people in Pennsylvania rely on the disability benefits they receive each month. However, according to new congressional estimates, the Social Security disability benefits fund is expected to run out of money by 2017. In the two decades following that, Social Security's retirement fund is also predicted to run dry.