How will Obama Care impact Social Security Disability claims? No one knows how the new Obama care health coverage requirements will impact our employers, doctors, and the medical coverages available. However, this blog explores how Obama Care may impact Social Security Disability claims as it is fully implemented.
More Health Insurance Coverage: Obama Care requires that employers with at least 50 employees who work at least 30 hours per week must provide health insurance or pay fines and penalties. Since Obama Care increases the number of people with health insurance coverage, it may make it easier to get the medical treatment and testing that you need to prove you are disabled and deserving of Social Security Disability claims.
Possible Delays in Authorization of Medical Treatment and Testing: Obama Care could possibly have a negative impact if the doctors and medical providers are less available due to lower doctors compensation or due to greater limitations on authorization of treatment and diagnostic testing.
- Shrinking Unskilled Jobs Available: Since employers appear to be reducing the number of employees due to the increase cost of employing each employee, this may result in vocational experts reaching the conclusion that the Social Security Disability claimant does not have as many jobs available to them. If there is a huge shrinking in the unskilled job positions available, then it may make it easier to prove there is no job in the U.S. economy for the Social Security Disability claimant.
- Raising the Age for Social Security Retirement Benefits: Raising the Retirement Age Will Increase Social Security Disability Claims: Some in Congress hopes to save money by moving the retirement age for Social Security Disability retirement benefits by moving the age of eligibility to a higher age. This may decrease the number of Social Security Retirement applicants, but these older people are much more likely to qualify for Social Security Disability because the required disability standard is lower for those older than 50 years of age and because older people have more health issues and are more and more likely to be disabled from work. This is why it may become more and more important for the Social Security Administration to move funds from the retirement fund to the disability fund or vice versa. Currently this requires Congressional approval which is a heavy burden and delay to reallocation actions needed.
If you or someone you know has recently been denied yourSocial Security Disability claim, then you should call Social Security lawyer Richard Griffin for a free Social Security Disability Evaluation.
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