The Achieve a Better Life Experience Act has once again been put before the U.S. Congress, representing a bipartisan effort to aid those with disabilities in Pennsylvania and across the country. The ABLE Act would allow those with disabilities and their families to have a savings account in addition to any Social Security disability benefits, Medicaid or private insurance they may have.
A father has picked up his daughter's fight for those with terminal illness who need assistance from Social Security. Although she lost her battle with cancer in April 2010, her father still hopes to help others with terminal illnesses avoid the long waiting period before Social Security disability benefits go into effect.
After a series of articles exposed weaknesses and flaws in the children's Supplemental Security Income program, Congress is looking at the children's SSI program more closely.
Just because an individual might be eligible to receive Social Security Disability does not mean that he or she has no intention of working. However, the reason that such a large amount of people receive the payments is that jobs are statistically harder to come by for those with disabilities.
Beginning in December of this year, the roughly eight million people who rely on Supplemental Security Income will receive more from this valuable social program.