Reallocating how Social Security tax money is spent involves taking money for retirement benefits and using it for disability benefits, and is a solution suggested by Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew. Despite the solution’s viability, it remains to be a temporary fix that’s bound to cause a whole host of problems in the future.
Clearly, massive changes to the system are necessary to ensure SSDI benefits are disbursed in a fair, timely, and efficient manner. As social security lawyers know, the years claimants spend waiting for their benefits during the application process is suffering enough. Reduced benefits will only add to their suffering.