Millions of people across Wisconsin and the rest of the US depend on their social security disability check every month as their sole income, or at least the majority of it. This kind of social welfare has been a staple in America since it was introduced by Franklin D. Roosevelt, and it has faced its share of opposition. But, if nothing is done soon, the 11 million people who rely on the program could lose about 20 percent of their benefits.
The social security disability fund is running out at what seems the most inopportune time: election season. As such, many politicians do not want to make a move either way on the issue. If nothing is done, benefits could drop from about $1,000 a month to about $800. In addition, benefits will likely not increase with the cost of living this year.