Many people across the country have relied for years on Social Security Disability (SSD) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits as their primary source of income due to an inability to work because of a physical or mental impairment. Yet many of these people are surprised to learn that the Social Security Administration (SSA) is constantly monitoring their benefit status, and any changes in their finances could result in the termination of those benefits. As such, those in St. Louis receiving those benefits are advised to be aware of any changes to their income from any source so as to avoid a being disqualified by the SSA.
For whatever reason, there often seems to be a stigma associated with those who receive Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits in St. Louis. Many may equate these benefits to a typical unemployment check being collected by someone who just doesn’t want to work. Disability benefits advocates would argue that those who share this opinion simply aren’t aware of what exactly one has to go through to meet the strict qualifications set forth by the Social Security Administration (SSA) to receive this form if aid.
The Social Security Administration (SSA) was originally created to provide income for those in St. Louis whose earning potential is impacted either by retirement or disability. While a majority of the funds coming in from payroll taxes is currently allocated to the SSA’s retirement program, changes may be needed to increase the allocation going to the disability program to avoid the need for drastic cuts to those benefits that may be needed as soon as 2016.