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Congress Needs to Boost Disability Insurance Share of Payroll Tax by 2016
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities Link to more items from this source
July 17, 2014
"SSDI's anticipated trust fund depletion does not indicate that the program is out of control or that it is 'bankrupt;' if the trust fund were depleted and policymakers took no action, the program could still pay about 80 percent of benefits. But cutting benefits by one-fifth for an extremely vulnerable group of severely disabled Americans is unacceptable.... [It] would be best to replenish the DI trust fund as part of a package that restores solvency to the Social Security program as a whole -- that is, that extends the solvency of both trust funds well beyond 2033. That prospect seems highly unlikely to occur, however, between now and 2016."

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