Brian Clymer, Attorney at Law

Social Security -- Disability Archives

Trump's 2019 budget slashes Social Security disability benefits programs while giving away tax cuts to the very rich

President Trump's proposed 2019 federal budget, released earlier this month, wants to cut $72 billion over 10 years from disability programs, including Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income. Coupled with the cuts to our safety net the budget is a tax giveway to the very rich which balloons the federal deficit. 

Trump's Budget Director makes false attacks on Social Security Disability

Despite President Trump's campaign promise to leave Social Security alone, his budget director, Michael Mulvaney recently called the Social Security disability a "very wasteful program" that has grown too quickly under President Obama and needs to be fixed. The Washington Post gave Mulvaney's claims "Three Pinocchios", meaning that those claims are "mostly false". Here's why.

No single group favored when its members apply for Social Security disability benefits

We saw this column about Social Security disability by Tom Margenau in the Jan. 13 edition of the Tucson newspaper: "The Post-Truth Era and Social Security".