When a Pennsylvania resident is faced with a disability that causes them to be unable to work, they can be met with many difficulties. Not being able to generate an income can cause an individual to be unable to meet their basic needs. Luckily, programs such as Social Security Disability Insurance, or SSDI, can help individuals who qualify. However, there is a concern that some parties who are receiving SSDI benefits may not necessarily need them.
The Social Security Administration is hoping to achieve more funding from Congress in order to continue the review program that checks into parties who have been collecting benefits. In some cases, individuals have been found to no longer need the benefits as their disability no longer hindered their ability to work. By finding these individuals, the SSA is able to discontinue their benefits and put that income toward someone else who may qualify.
The funding the SSA had this year allowed them to conduct over 400,000 reviews. They are hoping that funding for next year would allow them to more than double that number. Getting benefits back from individuals who submitted fraudulent claims can prove to be very difficult, and therefore, there are also hopes to implement actions to deter fraud in the first place.
SSDI can greatly benefit those who have been injured or have other causes that result in their inability to work. Pennsylvania residents who feel that they may qualify for benefits may wish to look into state laws concerning SSDI to learn how to go about determining their eligibility. Such information could allow them to gain reliable knowledge on the topic and possibly help them move forward.
Source: LifeHealthPro, SSA wants more support for SSDI deadbeat hunt, Allison Bell, Nov. 19, 2013