Social Security debate rages back after lying dormant for 40 years
If it seems that the issue of Social Security reform roared back into our living rooms this past week after lying dormant for a long time, that perception is pretty close to reality. The last time this country made major changes to Social Security policy was forty years ago, in 1983. Coming out of the […]
What will our social compact look like in the wake of COVID-19?
In 2019, more than 1.6 million different Ohioans needed help from a charitable food pantry because they couldn’t meet their nutritional needs without it. They were 82-year-old widowers scraping by on Social Security benefits. They were working parents with children who cobbled together a couple of important, but underpaid, jobs in food service or home […]
How Trump’s proposed benefits changes will create hardship for rural people with disabilities
Changes to the Social Security Disability Insurance program proposed in January by the Trump administration could make it harder for over 8 million Americans with disabilities to maintain federal benefits. That’s particularly true for those in rural communities, where we have worked and studied for the past 35 years. Changes to disability benefits Currently, nearly […]