Birmingham Social Security Disability Lawyers Discuss Effects of Government Shutdown
October 8th, 2013|
October 8, 2013
Millions of Americans are unable to work due to disabilities, leaving them dependent on Social Security Disability benefits for income. The Birmingham Social Security Disability Lawyers with Norris Injury Lawyers explain that payments of benefits may be in jeopardy during the government shutdown.
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that legislators have announced that Congress needs to reach an agreement to raise the national debt ceiling, which would establish an annual budget for the nation. If there is no agreement, the appropriations used to pay Social Security recipients may run out. This could prevent individuals from receiving their typical full payments.
The government is expected to hit their allotted annual spending for the year on Oct. 17. If an agreement is not reached by then, the government will only be allowed to spend cash that is on hand. After that money has been spent, the Department of Treasury will have to continue cutting costs.
Such a move could put roughly 46 million Americans at risk of lacking the income they need to support their daily needs.
Norris Injury Lawyers’ team of Birmingham Personal Injury Lawyers recognizes how complex the Social Security system can be. That is why the firm is available to help those who are in need navigate the process of receiving Social Security Disability benefits.