Monthly Archives: August 2016

Washington Post Article: “Closed Social Security offices, furloughed staff under GOP cuts, agency warns” by Joe Davidson

I read a troubling article in the Washington Post by Joe Davidson.  Effects on SSA processing of disability claims would be devastating if Republican cuts to proposed SSA budget are approved.

” Since 2010, its operating budget has shrunk 10 percent after inflation while the number of beneficiaries rose by 12 percent. President Obama has proposed an $11.1 billion administrative budget for fiscal year 2017, $522 million more than this year. House Republicans have proposed $772 million less than the president’s budget, according to SSA figures, while Senate Republicans would reduce agency spending by $582 million. The administrative budget is separate from the trust fund that pays benefits to recipients.”